(redirected from Place the Issue)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.


Etymology: Fr, placer, to place
the positioning of a dental prosthesis, such as a removable denture in its planned site on the dental arch.


1. The positioning or implantation of a object, such as a catheter or stent, within or near a body part.
2. The assignment of a patient to a particular care facility, treatment program, or level of care.
3. The assignment of a student in a health profession to a specialized learning environment, such as a clinic, hospital, or ward, where he or she performs professional activities under supervision.


In dentistry, typically used to denote the insertion of a prosthesis.


n the act of placing an object (i.e., removable denture in its planned location on the dental arch).
placement, choice of path of,
n determination of the direction of placement and removal of a removable partial denture on its supporting oral structures, which can be varied by altering the plane to which the guiding abutment surfaces are made parallel. The choice is a compromise to best fulfill five demands: to subject abutment teeth to a minimum or no torquing force, to encounter the least interference, to provide needed retention, to establish adequate guiding-plane surfaces, and to provide acceptable aesthetics.
References in periodicals archive ?
To place the issue in a more contemporary context, the instructor asked why, even though Americans seem fairly accepting of divorce and non-marital sexual relationships, society generally is still uncomfortable with gay marriage.
Douglas Sylva, director of research at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute in New York, noted, "This issue never goes away"--saying that this was the first time the gay rights advocates had managed to place the issue on the UN human rights agenda, and that they should be expected to spend the year campaigning very hard for it to pass when it comes up again.
Glasper said officials have been planning for more than a year to place the issue on the ballot.
Also, it seems to me, you fail to place the issue of risk with large, long-term stock-option grants in a proper context.
By making the call to the right place the issue will be dealt with far more quickly and effectively than if you try to find a local number for the RSPCA.