CARIN Consumer Directed Payer Data Exchange (CARIN IG for Blue Button®)
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ValueSet: US Surface Codes Set

Official URL: Version: 1.2.0
Active as of 2022-07-27 Computable Name: C4BBSurfaceCodes

Copyright/Legal: This ValueSet is not copyrighted.

This value set includes FDI tooth surface codes localized for the US Realm.


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 7 concepts

Expansion based on US Surface Codes System v1.2.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system

  MMesialThe surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline (middle) of the face.
  OOcclusalThe chewing surface of posterior teeth.
  IIncisalThe biting edge of anterior teeth.
  DDistalThe surface of a tooth that faces away from the midline of the face.
  BBuccalThe surface of a posterior tooth facing the cheeks.
  FFacialThe surface of a tooth facing the lips.
  LLingualThe surface of a tooth facing the tongue.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code