Dent Dentaria

Dental

Meanings and phrases

dental

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or relating to the teeth
  2. of or relating to dentistry

dental

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge; alveolar consonant; dental consonant; alveolar

Doctor of Dental Medicine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a doctor's degree in dental medicine; DMD

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a doctor's degree in dental surgery; DDS

dental amalgam

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams; amalgam

dental anatomy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of gross anatomy concerning with the morphology of teeth

dental appliance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth

dental assistant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an assistant to a dentist

dental care

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. care for the teeth
E.g.
  • While the Medical Group provides medical and dental care.
  • The activities included teaching the kids; English, mathematics, dental care, and music.
  • As late as 1841, dental care was provided by barbers; a Mr. Moseley was a prominent "surgeon-dentist".

dental caries

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth; cavity; caries; tooth decay
E.g.
  • It can also include heart murmur, dental caries and splenic tumors.
  • His research led him to discover the bacteria which causes dental caries.
  • An ancient Sumerian text describes a "tooth worm" as the cause of dental caries.

dental consonant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge; alveolar consonant; alveolar; dental

dental floss

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth; floss

dental gold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an alloy of gold used in dentistry

dental hygienist

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)

dental implant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an implant that replaces a natural tooth

dental medicine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth; dentistry; odontology

dental orthopaedics

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth; orthodontics; orthodontia; orthodonture; dental orthopedics

dental orthopedics

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth; orthodontics; orthodontia; orthodonture; dental orthopaedics

dental plaque

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a film of mucus and bacteria deposited on the teeth that encourages the development of dental caries; bacterial plaque

dental plate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth; denture; plate

dental practice

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the practice of dentistry
E.g.
  • Fox built up a private dental practice in London.
  • They divorced and Lesley later worked as a dental practice assistant.
  • Her only other means of income was to open a dental practice in Nome.

dental practitioner

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person qualified to practice dentistry; dentist; tooth doctor

dental procedure

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a procedure employed by a dentist

dental school

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a graduate school offering study leading to degrees in dentistry; school of dentistry
E.g.
  • In 1889 he helped establish a dental school at Guy's.
  • In 1916 the hospital was extended to include a dental school.
  • Discussions also began for a space in the dental school which would be made 3 years later.

dental surgeon

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures

dental surgery

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the branch of dentistry involving surgical procedures

dental technician

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures); denturist

medical and dental

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The company also produces medical and dental drills.
  • While the Medical Group provides medical and dental care.
  • Bioceramic or bioMaterial is used for medical and dental products.

dental formula

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The general dental formula for living bears is: .
  • It has a dental formula of for a total of 34 teeth.
  • It has a dental formula of for a total of 30 teeth.

dental clinic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Later, the 69th and 70th floors were converted into a dental clinic.
  • Woods also provided some equipment for the Meadowbrook dental clinic.
  • In addition, its dental clinic provides care for all active-duty military members.
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