noun Date: 1838 the art or profession of a dentist

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  • dentistry — 1838; see DENTIST (Cf. dentist) + RY (Cf. ry) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dentistry — [den′ti strē] n. the profession or work of a dentist …   English World dictionary

  • dentistry — /den teuh stree/, n. the profession or science dealing with the prevention and treatment of diseases and malformations of the teeth, gums, and oral cavity, and the removal, correction, and replacement of decayed, damaged, or lost parts, including …   Universalium

  • Dentistry — This article is about dental science. For the profession see Dentist. For tooth care see oral hygiene and dental surgery. Dentist Occupation Activity sectors Medicine …   Wikipedia

  • dentistry — The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the oral facial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof. SYN: odontology, odontonosology …   Medical dictionary

  • dentistry — n. the study, management, and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, teeth, and their supporting tissues. Subdisciplines are: dental public health, endodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, orthodontics, paediatric… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dentistry — [[t]de̱ntɪstri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Dentistry is the work done by a dentist …   English dictionary

  • dentistry — dentist ► NOUN ▪ a person who is qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums. DERIVATIVES dentistry noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dentistry — noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth • Syn: ↑dental medicine, ↑odontology • Members of this Topic: ↑crowned, ↑uncrowned, ↑crown, ↑crownwork, ↑jacket …   Useful english dictionary

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