distal surface of tooth

dis·tal sur·face of tooth

[TA]
the contact surface of a tooth that is directed away from the median plane of the dental arch; opposite to the mesial surface of a tooth.
Synonym(s): facies distalis dentis [TA]

dis·tal sur·face of tooth

(distal sŭrfăs tūth) [TA]
Contact surface of tooth that is directed away from the median plane of the dental arch; opposite to the mesial surface of a tooth.
Synonym(s): facies distalis dentis.
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For example, if you are working on Quadrant I facial and you are scaling on the distal surface of tooth #3, the terminal shank of the Gracey 13/14 is diagonal, not parallel, to the long axis of the tooth and braced against the convexity of the facial aspect when the stroke is initiated (Figure 2).