retention form


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re·ten·tion form

the shape of a cavity preparation that prevents displacement of the dental restoration by lateral or tipping forces as well as masticatory forces.

retention form

the provision made in a prepared tooth cavity to hold in place a restoration and to prevent its displacement.

re·ten·tion form

(rē-tenshŭn fōrm)
Shape of a cavity preparation that prevents displacement of dental restoration by lateral or tipping forces as well as masticatory forces.
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Those who pay by direct debit must still submit a completed application for retention form or face removal from the registers.
If not a 'late application charge' of 20 [pounds sterling] will apply to anyone who returns their retention form after this deadline but before March 31, increasing the cost of retention from 219 [pounds sterling] to 239 [pounds sterling].
This research shows how e-mail retention forms part of the overall business intelligence strategy and how, with the right tools, an existing asset like e-mail data can deliver long-term value to organizations of all sizes," says Brian Azzopardi, MailArchiver product manager at GFI Software.