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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.
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The PQ Media Global Product Placement Forecast 2006 includes exclusive historical and forecast data for the 2000-2010 period, including actuals from 2005 and estimates for 2006.
These results indicate it is critical for PR professionals and corporate communications staff to educate their counterparts in marketing, advertising and media planning about the destructiveness of paid news placements to the integrity of the marketing mix," said Hass.
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Indeed, says Margaret Morelli, president of the Connecticut Association of Not-for-Profit Providers, the issue of inappropriate placement of persons with mental illness has been on the radar of Connecticut nursing homes for a long time.
This study assessed SI program implementation through its administrative placement within the institution.
Sherman notes that private placement teams need to consider the requirements and subsequent expenses of filing in both state and federal jurisdictions.
And ``Survivor'' has continued through its run with heavy product placement, including last week's episode when a group of contestants feasted on Pringles potato chips that are currently on sale with trivia questions about past ``Survivor'' seasons imprinted directly on each crisp.
In a lecture, placement officers give students a general picture of the world of work, the current employment situation, and how to plan their job-hunting activities.
Some reports indicate that a number of factors have no effect on the rate of early PTTO: previous tympanostomy tube placement, a dry ear or serous effusion at the time of placement, the use of a silver-oxide-impregnated tube, and a concurrent tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or adenotonsillectomy.
Client-centered placement has some similarities with counselor-centered placement, such as the continued support of the individual and expertise in the employment process proffered by the counselor Yet, client-centered placement is depicted as a distinct philosophy that is based on a psycho-educational model of helping individuals discover their inner resources and their own abilities to obtain jobs (Salomone 1996).
Private placement wrappers are generally appropriate only for high-networth individuals and have minimum premiums of several million dollars.
Traditional models of job placement can be arranged into one of the following four categories: 1) placement provided by the vocational rehabilitation counselor; 2) placement provided by a specialized placement professional; 3) contracted placement services; and 4) supported employment services (Gilbride, Stensrud, & Johnson, 1994).