An international working group has released EZCodes Dental Diagnostic Terminology, comprising 1,358 terms under 91 subcategories and 15 primary headings. The system could help dentists track outcomes and help researchers and public health officials identify best practices and high-risk populations. "It's a move from treatment-centric to diagnostic-centric" care, said Dr. Elsbeth Kalenderian, a dentist who led the effort.

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