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dentistry

 [den´tis-tre]
1. that branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing teeth.
2. the work done by dentists, e.g., the creation of restoration, crowns, and bridges, and surgical procedures performed in and about the oral cavity.
3. the practice of the dental profession collectively.
operative dentistry dentistry concerned with restoration of parts of the teeth that are defective as a result of disease, trauma, or abnormal development to a state of normal function, health, and esthetics.
pediatric dentistry the branch of dentistry that deals with teeth and mouth conditions of children.
preventive dentistry dentistry concerned with maintenance of a normal masticating mechanism by fortifying the structures of the oral cavity against damage and disease.
prosthetic dentistry prosthodontics.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē),
The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.

dentistry

/den·tis·try/ (den´tis-tre)
1. that branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing tissue.
2. the work done by dentists, e.g., the creation of restorations, crowns, and bridges, and surgical procedures performed in and about the oral cavity.

holistic dentistry  dental practice that takes into account the effect of dental treatment and materials on the overall health of the individual.
operative dentistry  dentistry concerned with restoration of parts of the teeth that are defective as a result of disease, trauma, or abnormal development to a state of normal function, health, and esthetics.
pediatric dentistry  pedodontics.
preventive dentistry  dentistry concerned with maintenance of a normal masticating mechanism by fortifying the structures of the oral cavity against damage and disease.
prosthetic dentistry  prosthodontics.
restorative dentistry  dentistry concerned with the restoration of existing teeth that are defective because of disease, trauma, or abnormal development to normal function, health, and appearance; it includes crowns and bridgework.

dentistry

(dĕn′tĭ-strē)
n.
The science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.

dentistry

[den′tistrē]
Etymology: L, dens
the art and science of practicing the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth, face, head, neck, and all surrounding structures of the oral cavity. Responsibilities include the repair and restoration of teeth, the replacement of missing teeth, and the detection of diseases, such as blood dyscrasias and tumors, that require treatment by a dental specialist or physician. In addition to the general practice of dentistry, there are nine recognized specialties, each requiring additional training after graduation from a dental college: dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

dentistry

The field of health care dedicated to managing diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues. See Biogical dentistry, Forensic dentistry. Cf Alternative dentistry, Holistic dentistry, Natural dentistry, Psychic dentistry.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the oral-facial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): dental medicine.

dentistry

The art and science of the teeth and the associated bone and soft tissue and their disorders. Dentistry is concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and management of diseases of the teeth, gums and sockets and with the supply and fitting of artificial teeth.

dentistry,

n the medical science concerned with the teeth, gums, and general oral health care.
dentistry, biocompatible (bīˈ·ō·kmˑ·pa·t·bl denˑ·tis·trē),
n See dentistry, biologic.
dentistry, biologic,
n a profession that treats conditions of the oral cavity. See also dentistry, biocompatible; dentistry, holistic; and dentistry, environmental.
dentistry, environmental,
n a philosophy of dentistry that considers the biological and environmental impact of dental practice. Often incorpo-rates complementary and alternative approaches. Also called
biologic, biocompatible, or
holistic dentistry.
dentistry, holistic,
n dentistry that emphasizes the relationship of whole body health to the health of the oral cavity, teeth, and jaws. May involve herbal medicine, homeopathy, or other complementary and alternative methods. Also called
integrative dentistry.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): odontology, odontonosology.

dentistry,

n the evaluation, diagnosis, and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical, or related procedures) of diseases, disorders, and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the body; provided by dental professionals, within the scope of his/her education, training, and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law.
dentistry, forensic,
dentistry, four-handed,
n the technique of chairside operating in which four hands are kept busy working in the oral cavity simultaneously.
dentistry, neuromuscular
(ner´ōmus´kyələr),
n a subdiscipline of dentistry concerned with correcting alignment problems at the temporomandibular joint. This branch of dentistry focuses primarily on caring for the muscles, nerves, and other tissue as opposed to teeth and bones.
dentistry, operative,
n the branch of oral health service concerned with operations to restore or reform the hard dental tissues (e.g., operations necessitated by caries, trauma, and impaired function, and for improvement of appearance).
dentistry, preventive,
n a subdiscipline of dentistry concerned with preventing cavities and other dental disorders and preserving healthy teeth and gingival tissues.
dentistry, prosthetic,
dentistry, psychosomatic
n a type of dentistry that concerns itself with the mind-body relationship.
dentistry, washed-field,
n the constant flushing of the operative field with an irrigant (usually water) and the evacuation of the washing (debris) from the oral cavity by vacuum airstream. See also technique, hydroflow.

dentistry

that branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth.

conservative dentistry
involved with the preservation of natural teeth.
restorative dentistry
the repair of defects or injury to teeth.

Patient discussion about dentistry

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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