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Classification 2024 Winter Edition

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Dentistry. Oral Surgery

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WU 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WU 23-24.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Tables. Statistics (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify dental health surveys in WU 30.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Atlases. Pictorial works

Classify atlases on operative dentistry in WU 317. Classify atlases on orthodontics in WU 417. Classify atlases on prosthodontics in WU 507. Classify atlases on oral surgical procedures in WU 600.7.


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

[This number not used]

Classify works on education of dental auxiliaries in WU 18.

Schools, departments, and faculties of dentistry (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Graduate and continuing dental education (including fellowships, internships, residencies, etc.)

Dental research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Dentistry as a profession. Peer review

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective laboratories, academies, institutes, etc.

Individual laboratories, academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Tooth banks (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Laboratory manuals (General). Technique


Equipment and supplies (General)

Classify catalogs in W 26; works on dental materials in WU 180-190; on orthodontic appliances in WU 426; on dental prostheses in WU 510; on maxillofacial prostheses in WU 626.

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective dental facilities, etc. (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Individual dental facilities, etc. (Cutter from name of facility) (Table-G)

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Dental care. Dental health services (Table-G)

Cf. WG 460 for dental care of patients with cardiac disease.

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Medical emergencies during dental care

Dental infection control

Dental health surveys (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify handbooks on dentistry in WU 49.

Accreditation. Licensure. Standards (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Malpractice (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Dental ethics


Dentists' interpersonal relations. Attitude

Classify here works on relations with patients and other professionals.

Dental economics. Practice management

Group practice. Partnership practice

Popular works (General)

Classify popular works for children in WU 113.6

Auxiliary personnel


Dental records

General works

Classify works on the specialty and diseases here. Include here works about dentistry written for practitioners of other specialties.

Stomatognathic system (General or not elsewhere classified)

 Classify works on dentition in WU 210-WU 240.5.

Malformations and abnormalities of the jaw and mouth (General or not elsewhere classified)

Cf. WU 600 Oral surgical procedures. Classify works on tooth abnormalities in WU 260.


Classify works on tooth physiology in WU 215.

[This number not used]

Classify works on medical emergencies during dental care in WU 29.3.

Oral health. Preventive and prophylactic dentistry

Classify popular works for the adult in WU 80.

Works for and about children

Classify here works on school education and prophylactic programs. Classify works on oral hygiene in general at WU 115. Cf. WA 350 School dental services. Classify general works on pediatric dentistry in WU 480.

Nutrition and oral health (General)

Cf. WU 270  Tooth Demineralization.

Oral hygiene

Classify works on oral hygiene for children in WU 113.6.

Dental health education

Stomatognathic diseases (General)

Classify works on jaw diseases alone in WU 140.5; classify works on mouth diseases alone in WU 140.8.

Jaw diseases

Cf. WU 610 Injuries and surgery of the jaw.

Mouth diseases

Classify works on mouth diseases written for the dentist here; classify works for the gastroenterologist in WI 200.

Examination. Diagnosis. Diagnostic methods (General). Monitoring

Classify works on X-ray diagnosis in WN 230.

[This number not used]

Classify specific diagnostic methods in WU 141.

[This number not used]

Classify works on cephalometry used in dentistry in WU 141.

[This number not used]

Classify works on odontometry in WU 215

Dental technology (General)

Classify works on technology for particular procedures with that procedure.

[This number not used]

Classify works on tooth injuries in WU 247. Classify works on mouth injuries in WU 140.8.

Oral and dental therapeutics (General)

Classify works on therapy for a specific oral or dental disease with the disease.

[This number not used]

Classify works on chemistry in LC's QD schedule. 

Dental alloys and metals

Dental materials (General or not elsewhere classified)

Dental cements

Dental porcelain

Dental synthetic resins

Dentition. Dental physiological phenomena


Enamel. Dentin

Dental pulp


Tooth root. Root canal therapy

Classify works on reimplantation in WU 640.

Periodontium. Alveolar process


Periodontal diseases (General or not elsewhere classified)

Periodontitis and related diseases

Tooth diseases

Tooth injuries

Dental deposits

Tooth abnormalities

Tooth demineralization

Classify works on dental cavity treatment in WU 317-WU 360.

Fluoridation. Fluoride treatment

Classify works on adverse effects of fluoridation in QV 282.

Oral neoplasms

Oral manifestations

Classify works on oral manifestations of specific diseases with the disease.

General works

Atlases. Pictorial works

Cavity treatment

Classify works on dental caries in general at WU 270.

Dental restoration


General works

Include here works on orthodontics for children or adults.

Atlases. Pictorial works

Orthodontic appliances


Public health dentistry

Dental care for the chronically ill

Dental care for the disabled

Pediatric dentistry. Dental care for children

Classify popular works in WU 113.6.

Geriatric dentistry. Dental care for the aged

Military dentistry

General works

Classify here works on the specialty or procedures.

Atlases. Pictorial works

Dental prosthesis

Classify works on cleft palate prosthesis in WV 440; on maxillofacial prosthesis in WU 626.



Partial dentures

Complete dentures

General works

Cf. WO 460  Anesthesia in dentistry. Classify works on patients with cardiac problems in WG 460.

Atlases. Pictorial works

Tooth extraction

Maxillofacial injuries

Maxillofacial prosthesis

Dental implantation. Tooth reimplantation. Oral transplantation