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dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈden-təst\

Simple Definition of dentist

  • : a person whose job is to care for people's teeth

  • the dentist : the place where a dentist works

Full Definition of dentist

  1. :  one who is skilled in and licensed to practice the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth

Examples of dentist

  1. I saw her at the dentist last week.

  2. He goes to the dentist's for a check-up every six months.



Origin of dentist

French dentiste, from dent


First Known Use: 1752



DENTIST Defined for Kids

dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈden-təst\

Definition of dentist

  1. :  a person whose profession is the care, treatment, and repair of the teeth




Medical Dictionary

dentist

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noun den·tist \ˈdent-əst\

Medical Definition of dentist

  1. :  a licensed practitioner who is skilled in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth





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