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Dentistry: Topic Page
The treatment and prevention of diseases of the mouth and teeth; with medicine and nursing, one of the major health professions.
From 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook
entists diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
From Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
Dental assistants are part of the dental health care team. They assist dentists in delivering oral health care to patients.
From Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health Dental hygiene is the profession of cleaning teeth and helping patients maintain oral health. Dental hygienists are licensed professionals—key members of the dental health care team that provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic dental services, such as preventive care, dental examinations, and instruction about how patients can better care for their teeth and gums.
From Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd Edition
A branch of surgery that treats deformities, injuries or diseases of the TEETH and JAW, as well as other areas of the face and mouth. Surgeons doing this work are usually qualified dentists who have done further training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
From The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language
The dental specialty dealing with correction of irregularities of the teeth, such as malocclusion, often by the use of braces..