operative dentistry


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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.

op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

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

operative dentistry

that phase of dentistry concerned with restoration of parts of the teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development to a state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application.

op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

(opĕr-ă-tiv dentis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth with metallic or nonmetallic materials.

op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

(opĕr-ă-tiv dentis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth using metallic or nonmetallic materials.

operative dentistry,

n the branch of dentistry that deals with the esthetic and functional restoration of the hard tissues of individual teeth.
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In vitro longevity of bonding properties of universal adhesives to dentin," Operative Dentistry, vol.
b) Department of Operative Dentistry, Dental School, International Branch of Shahid Beheshti Univ of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Jean-Francois Roulet, Adhesive Dentistry in the 21ST Century, Operative Dentistry, 25, 355-366 (2000)
Pereira, "Influence of water-storage time on the sorption and solubility behavior of current adhesives and primer/adhesive mixtures," Operative Dentistry, vol.
I now am very happy with my choice; I do operative dentistry only 13 hours a week and spend the rest of the time with prevention, exams, diagnosis and treatment planning.
Operative dentistry offers many viable treatment options for such clinical situations.
Intended for undergraduate dental students, the text incorporates the fundamentals of operative dentistry, preclinical exercises, and basic tooth morphology, organizing information in a bullet format.
The editor carefully focused the reader's thoughts on the importance of going beyond the usual procedures employed in operative dentistry.
They diagnose and treat disorders of the mouth through patient assessment, treatment planning, patient education, disease prevention, operative dentistry and/or surgery.
Roberson--Sturdevant's Art & Science of Operative Dentistry, Mosby, Fourth edition--(2001).
Mauriello, RDH, BS, EdD, professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the University of North Carolina, and Dan Shugars, DDS, PhD, MPH, professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.
A 12-year-old girl reported to Department of Operative Dentistry, University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore at noon, with history of indoor fall resulting in tooth avulsion a night before.