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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But she decided that she was more interested in dentistry because she liked working with patients.
▪ Darren's death was one of eight following dentistry between 1996 and 1999.
▪ Examines the history of dentistry within the army.
▪ I was light-headed, too, and rapidly be-coming unfit to practice the exacting profession of dentistry.
▪ Maternity or dentistry is not usually covered.
▪ She pictured his bare white chest, the fingers so thick and stubby for some one who made a living at dentistry.
▪ Some of them were mature students studying medicine, dentistry, law, engineering.
▪ This surpasses amounts raised by such better-known parts of the University of Maryland at Baltimore as the schools of pharmacy and dentistry.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dentistry \Den"tist*ry\, n. The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1838; see dentist + -ry.


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The field of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis(,) and treatment of conditions of the teeth and oral cavity. 2 (context uncountable English) operation performed on teeth and adjoining areas such as drilling, filling cavity(,) and placing crowns and bridges. 3 (context countable English) A dental surgery, an operation on the teeth. 4 (context countable English) A place where dental operations are performed. (qualifier: Not as common as "dentist's office". Compare ''surgery''.)


n. the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth [syn: dental medicine, odontology]


Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temperomandibular and other supporting structures. The term dentistry comes from odontology (from Ancient Greek ὀδούς (odoús, "tooth")) – the study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth. Because of their substantial overlap in concept, dentistry is often also understood to subsume the now largely defunct medical specialty of stomatology (the study of the mouth and its disorders and diseases) for which reason the two terms are used interchangeably in certain regions.

Dentistry is important for overall health . Dental treatment is carried out by the dental team, which often consists of a dentist and dental auxiliaries ( dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists). Most dentists work in private practices ( primary care), although some work in dental hospitals and hospitals ( secondary care) and institutions (prisons, armed forces bases, etc.).

The history of dentistry is almost as ancient as the history of humanity and civilization with the earliest evidence dating from 7000 BC. Remains from the early Harappan periods of the Indus Valley Civilization ( BC) show evidence of teeth having been drilled dating back 9,000 years. It is thought that dental surgery was the first specialization from medicine.

Usage examples of "dentistry".

I shall exercise my skill in dentistry for trifling rewards, and you, my young Aesculapius, will prove to others, as you have already proved to me, that the strong wrist and willing arm are not lacking among your personal endowments.

Among the Phenicians however, though we have good reasons to think that they learned their arts and crafts from the Egyptians, there is convincing evidence of a high development of dentistry.

It is a lot like psychiatry, or dentistry, in its inferior status as a subspecialty of medicine.

A banner suspended from the vaulted lobby roof proclaimed: WELCOME DELEGATES CONGRESS OF AMERICAN DENTISTRY Dodo joined him, two laden bellboys following like acolytes behind a goddess.

Most seemed to be generalists, judging from their full-page ads, which trumpeted crowns, dentures, fillings, periodontal work, bridges, root canals, cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery.

The chipped tooth, discreetly capped, cosmetic dentistry and no expense spared by the Savages, is indistinguishable from Graice Courtney's other front teeth.

The days of cosmetic dentistry and TV-hyped, brandname personal hygiene were all over, and the beaten-down Human race was showing it.

He had been admitted to dental school, after a large donation by Mr Patel, and had then returned to Durban, where he set up a practice in cosmetic dentistry.

He would warn them he was quitting and tell them the reason-the new dental assistant who had joined the staff, and who didn't seem to know quite enough about dentistry.

In an episodical way, he had studied and practiced dentistry, and with very flattering success, especially in many of the factory-towns along our inland streams.

We have other experts in forensic biology, dentistry, toxicology, immunology.

The younger doctor had been trained, as many general practitioners were, in rudimentary dentistry.

A low tolerance for the stench of halitosis born of gum disease had decided him against dentistry, but he still could appreciate a set of teeth as exceptional as these.