Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or profession of a dentist; dental surgery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The field of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions of the teeth and oral cavity.
  • noun uncountable Operations performed on teeth and adjoining areas such as drilling, filling cavities, and placing crowns and bridges.
  • noun countable A dental surgery, an operation on the teeth.
  • noun countable A place where dental operations are performed. (Not as common as "dentist's office". Compare surgery.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Etymologies

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dentist +‎ -ry

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  • The standard of dentistry was, shall we say, still poor in the sixteeth century.

    April 7, 2010