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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.

pre·ven·tive den·tis·try

a philosophy and method of dental practice that seek to prevent the initiation, progression, and recurrence of dental disease.

preventive dentistry

Etymology: L, praevenire, to anticipate, dens, tooth
the science of the care required to prevent disease of the teeth and supporting structures. There are three levels of preventive dentistry: the use of a topical fluoride gel to prevent caries is an example of primary prevention, a dental restoration is an example of secondary prevention, and a fixed bridge is an example of tertiary prevention.

pre·ven·tive den·tis·try

(prĕ-ventiv dentis-trē)
A philosophy and method of dental practice that seek to prevent the initiation, progression, and recurrence of dental caries.

pre·ven·tive den·tis·try

(prĕ-ventiv dentis-trē)
Philosophy and method of dental practice that seek to prevent initiation, progression, and recurrence of dental disease.
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