dmfs caries index

dmfs car·ies in·dex

, DMFS caries index
an index of past caries experience based on the number of decayed, missing, and filled surfaces of deciduous (indicated by lower-case letters) or permanent (indicated by capital letters) teeth.

dmfs car·ies in·dex

, DMFS caries index (karēz indeks)
Record of past caries experience based on number of decayed, missing, and filled surfaces of deciduous (indicated by lower-case letters) or permanent (indicated by CAPITAL LETTERS) teeth. The abbreviation DMFT is used when "complete" permanent teeth are referred to; DMFS is the abbreviation for the index that includes only the surfaces of permanent teeth.