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dentist

 [den´tist]
a person who has received a degree from an accredited school of dentistry and is licensed to practice dentistry by a state board of dental examiners.
pediatric dentist a dentist specializing in pediatric dentistry.

den·tist

(den'tist),
A legally qualified practitioner of dentistry.

dentist

/den·tist/ (den´tist) a person with a degree in dentistry and authorized to practice dentistry.

dentist

(dĕn′tĭst)
n.
A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.

dentist

Etymology: L, dens
a person who is qualified by training and licensed by a state or region to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the teeth, gingiva, face, head, neck, and underlying bone, including conditions caused by disease, trauma, and heredity. Required training consists of 3 to 4 years in an undergraduate college after fulfilling the undergraduate academic requirements for admission, a satisfactory score on a Dental Admission Test, and 4 years at an American Dental Association-accredited dental college. After completing dental college, a dentist is awarded a degree of either Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.); the two degrees are equivalent. A dentist must pass written and practical examinations to obtain a state license. Dental internships and residencies are not, as yet, required for general practice. See also dentistry.

dentist

A healthcare professional trained and licensed to independently practice dentistry.

den·tist

(den'tist)
A legally qualified practitioner of dentistry.

dentist

A person qualified to practise DENTISTRY.

den·tist

(den'tist)
A legally qualified practitioner of dentistry.

dentist,

n a person who is qualified by training and licensed by a state or region to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the teeth, gums, and underlying bone, including conditions caused by disease, trauma, and heredity. Required training consists of 2 to 4 years in an undergraduate college, a satisfactory score on a Dental Aptitude Test, and 4 years at an American Dental Association accredited dental college. After completing dental college, a dentist is awarded a degree of either Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.); the two degrees are equivalent.

Patient discussion about dentist

Q. Can you get influenza after a dentist visit? I’ve been to the dentist yesterday and I woke up sick. Is it considered mal practice?

A. o..relax..first of all you can get the flu anywhere and anytime. Secondly- it takes more than a day to develop symptoms so yo probably got it from someone else. It’s not mal practice anyway, and stop thinking on how you can get money off your dentist :) here is a Southpark episode about it:
http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/103572/

Q. How can I take an ADHD child to a dentist? He is afraid of the dentist and get nervous when he even hears about visiting a dentist. He gets even more active and uncontrollable.

A. My son is 9 w/ ADHD and extreme impulsivity. At 1yr. he was developmental delayed. Dad moved to AZ about 3 yrs. ago & didn't tell us. Son has been through therapy & medications & in special ed w/ me. Had a rough road in school, but the teachers loved him. He gave me alot of trouble so this past June I agreed to send him to his dad. This is what our son wanted. Now son calls crying, hiding under bed, in his closet, he says he is afraid of his dad, he shakes when his dad yells & son wants to move back home to me. He says he hates his dad. Dad won't talk to me on the phone, just laughs & says "send me child support". Dad never took son for parenting time long term. Just weekends when dad lived here. I hate to hear my son cry. I want my son back. Dad took him off all meds, he is struggeling in school & now suspended for 4 days for teasing 8th graders! Dad hasn't gotten his hair cut ever, hasn't taken him to the dentist for his spacer since some teeth got p

Q. What are the dentists going to do if I have Pit and fissure caries? I look at my teeth and i see tiny black stuff on the fissures of my molars. I am so freakin scared. Are the dentists going to do something painful?

A. Well you will have to see a dentist if you want an answer on what kind of treatment they will offer you. Today dentists use good anesthesia so anything they will do is not supposed to be painful.

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References in classic literature ?
From first to last, poor creature, she kept her secret; just as she would have kept her secret if she had worn false hair, or if she had been indebted to the dentist for her teeth.
Some day, when I meet a dentist with a pair of forceps, I'm going to have it pulled.
The Fynes had no suspicion; the governess, playing with cold, distinguished exclusiveness the part of mother to the fabulously wealthy Miss de Barral, had no suspicion; the masters of music, of drawing, of dancing to Miss de Barral, had no idea; the minds of her medical man, of her dentist, of the servants in the house, of the tradesmen proud of having the name of de Barral on their books, were in a state of absolute serenity.
Friends, we have passed a night in hell; but now the sun is risen, the birds are singing, and the radiant form of the dentist consoles the world.
Then you would manage to stammer forth the confession that you were neither a doctor nor a dentist.
The dentist does not observe your ache, but he can see the cavity which causes it, and could guess that you are suffering even if you did not tell him.
When he opened it, a patient for the dentist in the adjoining office was standing in the hall.
With a long, weary hoist the jaw is dragged on board, as if it were an anchor; and when the proper time comes --some few days after the other work --Queequeg, Daggoo, and Tashtego, being all accomplished dentists, are set to drawing teeth.
It reminds a person of those dentists who secure your instant and breathless interest in a tooth by taking a grip on it with the forceps, and then stand there and drawl through a tedious anecdote before they give the dreaded jerk.
I'll give you the cues -- it will all be over (as the dentists say) in no time.
A tender young cork, however, would have had no more chance against a pair of corkscrews, or a tender young tooth against a pair of dentists, or a little shuttlecock against two battledores, than I had against Uriah and Mrs.
In my jaw are cunning artifices of the dentists which replace the parts of me already gone.