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dentistry

[ den-tuh-stree ]
/ ˈdɛn tə stri /
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noun
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.
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Origin of dentistry

First recorded in 1830–40; dentist + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for dentistry

dentistry
/ (ˈdɛntɪstrɪ) /

noun
the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums
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Scientific definitions for dentistry

dentistry
[ dĕntĭ-strē ]

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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