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Human social life is centered upon an extraordinary level ofcommunicative capability-- the unique human ability to use languageskillfully Language often is described as a code that uses wordsphrases and sentences to convey meanings It can be verbal or writtenOne of the most important technological development ever was theinvention of word syllabic systems of writingThe Encoding-Decoding approach to language conceives of communication asa process in which speakers encode their ideas in words phrases andsentences and listeners decode these signals in order to recover theunderlying ideasWe often acquire new words and new meanings for old words astechnology advances As computer technology continues to develop newwords will likely be added to our vocabulary to help us communicateabout it Nowadays people use abbreviations to text or tweet for commonphrases to connect to others efficiently effectively eg LOL Laughout loud TC Take Care TTYL Talk to you later etcClassic anatomical nomenclatures - have precise terms for designatingspecific teeth There is for example no confusion when describing ahumans permanent maxillary right central incisor Such labels arehowever lengthy and cumbersome no more so than in the dental clinicalsetting where a dentist needs to expeditiously document voluminousdetails on numerous patients in a concise manner Schwartz and Stege19771 The practical need for conciseness precision and brevity hasled clinicians to develop a variety of tooth coding systems egZsigmondy-Palmer system Universal system FDI system etcThe same problems hold true to explain the position of an orthodonticimplant being placed which has been used widely now a day There is alack of a coding system to explain the implant position the orthodontisthas placed not only for easiness in documentation purposes but also forcommunication purposes For example now we document or say as miniscrews were placed on thebuccal side between the Mandibular first premolars and canines Thesentence describes us the miniscrew position clearly But there are 2problems One is the lengthy statement which makes the documentationpart difficult As we might place more miniscrews for different purposesin different locations
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