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retainer

 [re-tān´er]
an appliance or device that keeps a tooth or partial denture in proper position.
matrix retainer a mechanical device that clamps the ends of a matrix band and tightens it around a tooth.
Tofflemire retainer a type of matrix retainer.

re·tain·er

(rē-tān'ĕr),
Any type of clasp, attachment, or device used for the fixation or stabilization of a prosthesis; an appliance used to prevent the shifting of teeth following orthodontic treatment.

retainer

/re·tain·er/ (-tān´er) an appliance or device that keeps a tooth or partial denture in proper position.

retainer

(rĭ-tā′nər)
n.
Dentistry An appliance used to hold teeth in position after orthodontic treatment.

retainer

Etymology: L, retinere, to hold
1 the part of a dental prosthesis that is cemented to an abutment tooth to which the suspended part of a bridge (called the pontic) is attached. It may be an inlay, a partial crown, or a complete crown.
2 an appliance for maintaining teeth positions and jaw relations gained by orthodontic procedures. Also called retaining orthodontic appliance.
3 the part of a fixed prosthesis that attaches a pontic to the abutment teeth.
4 any clasp, attachment, or device for fixing or stabilizing a dental prosthesis.

retainer

A term of art for a UK doctor who is on the “retainer scheme”, which allows doctors who are not otherwise employed to return part-time to NHS practice.

re·tain·er

(rē-tā'nĕr)
Any type of clasp, attachment, or other device used to fix or stabilize a prosthesis; an appliance used to prevent the shifting of teeth following orthodontic treatment.

Retainer

An orthodontic appliance that is worn to stabilize teeth in a new position.
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re·tain·er

(rē-tā'nĕr)
1. Any type of clasp, attachment, or device used to fixate or stabilize a prosthesis.
2. Appliance used to prevent shifting of teeth after orthodontic treatment.

retainer

a regular periodic payment made to a veterinarian in order to ensure that his/her services will be available if a particular need arises.

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The other problem that advisors who have switched to the retainer model have encountered is getting a raise.
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An excellent retainer to hold these teeth in alignment is a fixed lingual bar, attached only to the canines (or to canines and first premolars) and resting against the flat lingual surface of the lower incisors above the cingulum.
Prices of the retainer packages are determined by which services are chosen and size of the organization.
Because ownership of the funds used for the advance payment retainer passes immediately to the lawyer upon payment, those funds may not be deposited in the lawyer's client trust account.
After this final step, hook up the controller and check for any dead shorts, then heat up to about 200 to 300 F to make sure everything works properly before bolting on the retainer plate and reassembling the "A" side.
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There is a misconception that retainer care is elitist, that patients don't want to pay for it, and that it's something they can't afford, said Marcy Zwelling-Aamot, M.
Some physicians who spoke with FAMILY PRACTICE NEWS doubted that any type of retainer medicine would become a major trend.
The fastener retainer is provided on tape and reel to be compatible with existing SMT automated installation equipment.
DALLAS -- Physicians in retainer practices are reporting better quality of care and fewer hassles, but the new approach is not without its flaws, according to a survey presented at a national conference on concierge medicine.