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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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Post Graduate Student, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur.
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The present study was carried out in the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India, with the approval of the ethics committee of the same institution.
The issue of poor oral health education and that of preventive dentistry among schoolchildren in Dubai were at the fore during the opening of AEEDC Dubai 2013, the three-day International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition.
We as Specialist Paediatric dentists need to ensure that preventive dentistry and the importance of oral health is emphasised throughout their development and particularly during their adolescent period.
For many years dental hygiene was understood as a preventive dentistry auxiliary for the dentist, with emphasis on oral hygiene instruction, calculus removal, and polishing of tooth surfaces.
FMC currently produces a variety of titles, conferences and events and publishes 12 professional magazines, including "Dentistry" "Aesthetic Dentistry Today," Preventive Dentistry," "Irish Dentist" and "Private Laboratory," and also operates a direct marketing unit.
Like EPA, the Chicago-based American Dental Association sees dental fluorosis as "a cosmetic problem, not a health problem," according to Lisa Watson, ADA's director for fluoridation and preventive dentistry.

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