dentistry

Definitions of dentistry
  1. noun
    the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
    synonyms: dental medicine, odontology
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    cosmetic dentistry
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth
    dental surgery
    the branch of dentistry involving surgical procedures
    endodontia, endodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
    dental orthopaedics, dental orthopedics, orthodontia, orthodontics, orthodonture
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
    periodontia, periodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
    prosthodontia, prosthodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices
    exodontia, exodontics
    the branch of dentistry dealing with extraction of teeth
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    medical specialty, medicine
    the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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