dentistry

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(dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel bonding
small bit used in dentistry or surgery bur , burr
branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth cosmetic dentistry
alloy of gold used in dentistry dental gold
branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth dental orthopaedics , dental orthopedics , orthodontia , orthodontics , orthodonture
practice of dentistry dental practice
person qualified to practice dentistry dental practitioner , dentist , tooth doctor
graduate school offering study leading to degrees in dentistry dental school , school of dentistry
branch of dentistry involving surgical procedures dental surgery
branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp endodontia , endodontics
white crystalline powder (trade name Ethocaine) administered near nerves as a local anesthetic in dentistry and medicine Ethocaine , procaine
branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth exodontia , exodontics
(dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth filling
(dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster impression
(dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place inlay
(dentistry) an artificial crown fitted over a broken or decayed tooth jacket , jacket crown
inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery laughing gas , nitrous oxide
(dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally malocclusion
(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed occlusion
dentistry of tooth irregularities orthodontics
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