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sextant

 [seks´tant]
one of the six equal parts into which the dental arch may be divided: maxillary right, left, and anterior and mandibular right, left, and anterior.

sex·tant

(seks'tănt)
One of the six divisions of the dentition, the teeth of the upper and lower jaws being divided into right posterior, left posterior, and anterior.
[L. sextus, sixth]

sex·tant

(seks'tănt)
One of six divisions of dentition; teeth of upper and lower jaws are divided into right posterior, left posterior, and anterior.
[L. sextus, sixth]
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The Sextant is still evolving with additional features to be added, but your feedback is welcome.
Sixty one patients (19.9%) showed no pathological signs of tooth surfassimilar pattern of TSL distribution between segments, where 39 patients (12.7%) exhib- ited TSL in one sextant, 55 patients (18%) TSL in two sextants, 69 patients (22.6%) TSL in three sextants, 43 (14%) TSL in four sextants, 22 patients (7.2%) TSL in five sextants and 17 patients (5.6%) exhibited a TSL in all the six sextants or in all teeth.
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