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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

usually, the individual restoration of teeth by means of metallic or nonmetallic materials.
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op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

(opĕr-ă-tiv dentis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth with metallic or nonmetallic materials.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

op·er·a·tive den·tis·try

(opĕr-ă-tiv dentis-trē)
Individual restoration of teeth using metallic or nonmetallic materials.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Statistically significant positive correlation (Pearson's correlation coefficient: 0.312, p = .0001) was found between the soap carving grades of first-year dental students and their grades in fourth-year practical Operative Dentistry. In addition, statistically significant positive correlation (Pearson's correlation coefficient: 0.305, p= .0001) was found between the soap carving grades of first-year dental students and their grades in fifth-year practical Operative Dentistry.
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(a) Department of Operative Dentistry, Dental Research Center, Dental School, Hamadan Univ of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
In 2002, she received the Young Educator Award from the faculty of dentistry of Mahidol University, where she is currently the head of the endodontics division of the department of operative dentistry and endodontics.
Lecturer, Operative Dentistry, Baqai Dental College, Karachi-Pakistan.
"It is too soon to project target patient groups or how the nanotechnology might eventually make its way into patient use," said Xu, who is director of the Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry's Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry.
Impact of computerized dental simulation training on preclinical operative dentistry examination scores.
Loulwa Al-Saud, Operative Dentistry Lecturer at the College of Dentistry at King Saud University.