survey line

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sur·vey line

1. a line scribed on an abutment tooth of a dental cast by means of a dental surveyor indicating the height of contour of the tooth according to a specific path of insertion;
2. a line that serves as a guide in the proper location of various parts of a clasp assembly for a removable partial denture.

Cummer,

William E., Canadian dentist, 1879-1942.
Cummer classification - a listing of several types of removable partial dentures in accordance with the distribution of direct retainers.
Cummer guideline - a line which serves as a guide in the proper location of various parts of a clasp assembly for a removable partial denture. Synonym(s): survey line

sur·vey line

(sŭrvā līn)
1. Line scribed on an abutment tooth of a dental cast by means of a dental surveyor indicating height of tooth contour according to a specific path of insertion.
2. Line that serves as a guide in proper location of various parts of a clasp assembly for a removable partial denture.
Synonym(s): clasp guideline.