According to the G.V. Black classification, a class III lesion is on:
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According to the G.V. Black classification, a class III lesion is on:

According to the G.V. Black classification, a class III lesion is on:

(A.) The cusp tip of a molar
(B.) The lingual surface of a molar
(C.) The occlusal surface of a premolar
(D.) The mesial surface of an incisor

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Answer: (D.) The mesial surface of an incisor

The following is the G.V. Black classification of carious lesions for dental charting:

  • Class I: occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars, facial and lingual surfaces of molars, lingual surfaces of maxillary incisors
  • Class II: proximal surfaces of premolars and molars
  • Class III: proximal surfaces of incisors and canines that do not involve the incisal angle
  • Class IV: proximal surfaces of incisors or canines that involve the incisal angle
  • Class V: cervical 1/3 of facial or lingual surfaces (not pit or fissure)
  • Class VI: incisal edges of anterior teeth and cusp tips of posterior teeth
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