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Financial Management icon Work Group Maturity Level: 0Informative Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/surface Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2024-06-17 Computable Name: SurfaceCodes
Flags: OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.546

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes a smattering of FDI tooth surface codes.


This expansion generated 17 Jun 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Surface Codes v1.0.0 (CodeSystem) icon

This value set contains 11 concepts.

  M iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceMesial

The surface of a tooth that is closest to the midline (middle) of the face.

  O iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceOcclusal

The chewing surface of posterior teeth.

  I iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceIncisal

The biting edge of anterior teeth.

  D iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceDistal

The surface of a tooth that faces away from the midline of the face.

  B iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceBuccal

The surface of a posterior tooth facing the cheeks.

  V iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceVentral

The surface of a tooth facing the lips.

  L iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceLingual

The surface of a tooth facing the tongue.

  MO iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceMesioclusal

The Mesioclusal surfaces of a tooth.

  DO iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceDistoclusal

The Distoclusal surfaces of a tooth.

  DI iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceDistoincisal

The Distoincisal surfaces of a tooth.

  MOD iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/FDI-surfaceMesioclusodistal

The Mesioclusodistal surfaces of a tooth.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code