dental nurse

noun

a dentist's assistant, esp one who passes instruments, mixes fillings, etc
NZ a nurse trained to do fillings and carry out other minor dental work on schoolchildren

Nearby words

  1. dental granuloma,
  2. dental hygienist,
  3. dental implant,
  4. dental lamina,
  5. dental lisp,
  6. dental orthopedics,
  7. dental plaque,
  8. dental plate,
  9. dental polyp,
  10. dental pulp

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