- 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 such operations as the filling and crowning of teeth, the straightening of teeth, and the construction of artificial dentures.
Origin of dentistry
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Examples from the Web for dentistry
“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes Jones.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
My father completed the transition out of dentistry at almost exactly the same moment as my mother started at “As It Happens.”My Eulogy for My Father, Murray Frum
May 31, 2013
Why not, say, $97.5 million, as the Orthodontic Education Community gave the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 2003?The $100 Million Status Symbol
September 23, 2010
They are licensed to practice medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutics.
Mrs. Carder smiled and shook her head, revealing her own need of dentistry.In Apple-Blossom Time
Clara Louise Burnham
Besides, what he has to say about dentistry occurs in typical medieval form.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
But Barstein, feeling duped, replied sternly: 'Where do you do your dentistry?'
But Barstein inquired brutally: 'Where do you do your dentistry?'
- the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums
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Word Origin and History for dentistry
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- The science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.
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- The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth.
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