restorative dentistry

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op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

usually, the individual restoration of teeth by means of metallic or nonmetallic materials.

re·stor·a·tive den·tis·try

(rĕ-stōr'ă-tiv den'tis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth by means of amalgam, synthetic porcelainlike materials, resins, or inlays.
See also: implant, oral and maxillofacial surgery

re·stor·a·tive den·tis·try

(rĕ-stōr'ă-tiv den'tis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth by means of amalgam, synthetic porcelainlike materials, resins, or inlays.


that branch of the healing arts concerned with the teeth and associated structures of the oral cavity, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth.

conservative dentistry
involved with the preservation of natural teeth.
restorative dentistry
the repair of defects or injury to teeth.


1. promoting a return to health or to consciousness.
2. a remedy that aids in restoring health, vigor or consciousness.

restorative dentistry
see restorative dentistry.
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Dental a 98 per over 10 years, them predictable in modern Robin has a masters degree in implant dentistry and a post graduate certificate in sedation and pain management, and Rob has a masters degree in restorative clinical dentistry and a post graduate diploma in restorative dentistry.
He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
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This research has significance in restorative dentistry particularly in Prosthodontics and Operative, as the ability of a dentist to perceive colour is important for accurate shade matching, so as to produce more aesthetic restorations and satisfy the patient's aesthetic demands.
The scanner will play an increasingly important role as an interface in computer-assisted restorative dentistry.
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NEL CSU on behalf of NHS England London Region Dental Team Restorative Dental ProjectA Restorative Dentistry Commissioning Working Group (NHS England, London Region) was formed in September 2015.
Dental lasers are used in different treatments, such as laser assisted caries diagnosis and management, restorative dentistry, oral surgeries, periodontitis treatment, pediatric restorative dentistry, frenectomy, endodontics, biostimulation, and others.
Robbie spent this time with a Wirral practice, where he continued on a part-time basis once his 'on-th-job' training was over, splitting his time with a dentists in Crosby, which offered him the opportunity to develop his cosmetic and restorative dentistry skills.
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