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franchise dentistry

[fran′chīz]
Etymology: Fr, exemption; L, dens, tooth
the practice of dentistry under a trade name purchased from another dentist or dental practice. Under a franchise license agreement, the franchiser may use the trade name, associated marketing products, and treatment techniques for a sum of money, in accordance with the franchise rules and regulations.

franchise dentistry,

n 1. the practice of dentistry under a brand name, the rights of which have been purchased from another dental professional or dental practice. Under a franchise license agreement, the franchiser may use the brand name, marketing products, and treatment techniques for a sum of money, as long as certain rules and regulations of the franchise are adhered to.
2. a system for marketing a dental practice, usually under a brand name, where permitted by state laws. In return for a financial investment or other consideration, participating dental professionals may also receive the benefits of media advertising, a national referral system, and financial and management consultation.
Francisella
n a type of gram-negative eubacteria with cell walls. It requires oxygen to survive.
F. tularensis
(too“ləren´sis),
n.pl the bacteria that causes the circulatory disease tularemia, which can be contracted via contaminated food or drink, physical contact, spray, or bug bite. Symptoms include fever, headache, swelling of the lymph nodes, and other pain or discomfort.