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Glossary Definition of Dental Term - Quadrant

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Updated: December 12, 2007

Definition: The term that dentists use for the division of your mouth and teeth. The mouth has four quadrants: upper right, upper left, lower right and lower left. The center of the front teeth is the division point. Dentists often use this term to describe which area of the mouth that they are working in.
Pronunciation: Quad-rant
Also Known As: Area of the mouth
Examples: A lower right molar would be in the lower right quadrant.

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