Dental Terminology

Click on a letter for the list of terms beginning with that letter. This glossary contains a list of words or terms that may help you get a handle on the world of dental care.

Q

Quadrant

one of the four equal sections into which the dental arches can be divided; begins at the midline of the arch and extends distally to the last tooth.

Quality Assessment

the measure of the quality of care provided in a particular setting.

Quality Assurance

the assessment or measurement of the quality of care and the implementation of any necessary changes to either maintain or improve the quality of care rendered.