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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.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē),
The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.

dentistry

(dĕn′tĭ-strē)
n.
The science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.

dentistry

The field of health care dedicated to managing diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues. See Biogical dentistry, Forensic dentistry. Cf Alternative dentistry, Holistic dentistry, Natural dentistry, Psychic dentistry.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with the embryology, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the oral-facial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): dental medicine.

dentistry

The art and science of the teeth and the associated bone and soft tissue and their disorders. Dentistry is concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and management of diseases of the teeth, gums and sockets and with the supply and fitting of artificial teeth.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): odontology, odontonosology.

Patient discussion about dentistry

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Mancl, "Effect of hydrothermal degradation on three types of zirconias for dental application," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Guralnick, "Internal derangements of the temporomandibular joint: An assessment of condylar position in centric occlusion," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Moreira, "Biomechanical evaluation of screw- and cement-retained implant-supported prostheses: a nonlinear finite element analysis," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Andres, "Hemifacial microsomia and treatment options for auricular replacement: a review of the literature," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Hamada, "Influence of thermal and mechanical stresses on the strength of intact and relined denture bases," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Gratton et al., "Internal fit of pressed and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing ceramic crowns made from digital and conventional impressions," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Seghi, "Evaluation of the wear resistance of new nanocomposite resin restorative materials," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Billy, "Fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with composite posts," Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Rosenstiel, "Effect of surface treatment on roughness and bond strength of a heat-pressed ceramic," The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
Tallgren, "The continuing reduction of the residual alveolar ridges in complete denture wearers: a mixed-longitudinal study covering 25 years," The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.
"Such technology has been used in medical prosthetic before but this is an early step into prosthetic dentistry using rapid prototyping," reports the International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.
Researchers in Iran have explained how medical imaging coupled with computer-aided design could be used to create a perfect-fit blueprint for prosthetic dentistry, whether to replace diseased or broken teeth and the jawbone.