cavity classification

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cavity classification

a method for describing dental caries based on the tooth surfaces on which they occur (labial, buccal, lingual, incisal, occlusal, or root), the type of surface on which they occur (pit and fissure or smooth), their frequency of occurrence, and their numeric designation according to the classification of caries. See Black's Classification of Caries.


The orderly grouping of similar organisms, animals, individuals, diseases, or pathological findings according to traits or characteristics common to each group.

Angle classification

Classification of malocclusion.

Arneth classification of neutrophils

See: Arneth, Joseph

classification of caries

Any of five classifications of dental caries according to the part of the tooth involved. Class I is occlusal; class II, interproximal, commonly at the dentinoenamel junction of bicuspids and molars; class III, interproximal surfaces not involving incisal surfaces; class IV, interproximal but involving an incisal surface; and class V, the faciocervical area.
Synonym: cavity classification

cavity classification

Classification of caries.

Denver classification

A system for classifying chromosomes based on the size and position of the centromere.
See: chromosome

Dukes classification

See: Dukes classification

International Classification of Diseases

See: International Classification of Diseases

International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

See: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health for Children and Youth

See: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health for Children and Youth

International Classification of Nursing Practice

See: International Classification of Nursing

Keith-Wagener-Barker classification

See: Keith-Wagener-Barker classification

Kraepelin classification

See: Kraepelin classification

Lancefield classification

See: Lancefield classification

Landsteiner classification

See: Landsteiner classification

classification of living organisms

A systematic method of assigning organisms to various groups. Living organisms are classified into five kingdoms: Monera (Prokaryota), Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Within a kingdom, the subdivisions usually are phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. The genus and species names are referred to as binomial nomenclature, with the larger (genus) category first and the precise species name second.
See: taxonomy

Mallampati classification

See: Mallampati classification

classification of malocclusion

A system for classifying the three different types of malocclusion and their subdivisions as applicable Class I shows normal anteroposterior relationship but with crowding and rotated teeth; Class II, the lower arch is distal to the upper arch on one or both sides, and the lower first molar is distal to the upper first molar; Class III, the lower arch is anterior to the upper arch on one or both sides; the lower first molar is anterior to the upper first molar.
Synonym: Angle classification

Schilling classification

See: Schilling classification

TNM classification

A method of classifying malignant tumors with respect to primary tumor, involvement of regional lymph nodes, and presence or absence of metastases.