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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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