dental

adjective
den·​tal | \ ˈden-tᵊl How to pronounce dental (audio) \

Definition of dental

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the teeth or dentistry
2 : articulated with the tip or blade of the tongue against or near the upper front teeth

dental

noun

Definition of dental (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dental consonant

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Other Words from dental

Adjective

dentally \ ˈden-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce dentally (audio) \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The News Herald reports local organizations have taken over for FEMA at the Community Recovery Center, offering medical and dental help and guiding victims of the October storm to the appropriate resources. USA TODAY, "Black Union regiment flag, Notorious BIG, Pikachu the mini pony: News from around our 50 states," 12 June 2019 There are dozens of fields of study in fields including: graphic design, bridal consulting, cosmetology, surgical technology, personal training, massage therapy, dental hygiene, video game design and much more. Teen Vogue, "What To Do After High School: 9 Things To Do Besides College," 4 Apr. 2019 The plans are still nascent, but look at what the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is offering: nine plan choices; dental, vision and life coverage available; pre-existing conditions covered; and more, with premium rates locked in for two years. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Health-Care Progress," 4 Nov. 2018 Nurses will administer the required school hearing, dental, vision and BMI/nutrition screenings for a $50 fee, according to a Health Department announcement. David Ibata, ajc, "Cherokee sets ‘Back to School’ health clinics," 2 July 2018 Mac Donald’s remains were identified using anthropological, dental, and chest radiograph analysis, the release said. J.d. Capelouto, BostonGlobe.com, "Remains of Somerville Marine killed in WWII to return to Mass. for burial," 15 June 2018 Delta Dental, the largest dental-plan organization in the U.S., surveyed more than 1,000 parents for the Original Tooth Fairy Poll. Douglas Perry, OregonLive.com, "Tooth Fairy is getting stingy, suggesting U.S. economy is headed for a recession," 27 Feb. 2018 The 34,000 square-foot center will include family medicine, an emergency room, specialty care services, dental, podiatry, physical therapy, laboratory, and conference and education rooms, Virtua said. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Virtua tops off new health and wellness center in Camden," 22 Feb. 2018 There is medical, dental, behavioral and women’s health services, opioid treatment, nutrition, wellness, and pain management. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "In Impoverished North Hartford, Wheeler's Ground-Breaking Health Clinic Meets A Critical Need," 25 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The employee portion of health, dental, vision, basic life, short-term and long-term disability, and AD&D insurance is covered 100 percent by the company. Debra Gelbart, azcentral, "Equity Methods – Small Company Winner," 13 June 2019 Since then, more than 740,000 people have received free dental, vision and medical care from Brock's clinics. Fox News, "Stan Brock, provider of mobile medical clinics, has died," 30 Aug. 2018 At the upscale Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey, pre-dental college student Calev Glick, 20, stopped by Indochino on a recent Friday to get measured for a suit for synagogue. Anne D'innocenzio, The Seattle Times, "Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores," 12 Dec. 2018 Some companies offer benefits like health and dental insurance and a matching 401(k) plan. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 Some companies offer benefits like health and dental insurance and a matching 401(k) plan. Mary Hunt, Woman's Day, "8 Easy Ways to Make Money Online," 12 June 2018 These clinics — which provide preventive care and dental services to about 27 million low-income Americans — also enjoy mandatory spending status. Washington Post, "The Health 202: How the government shutdown could affect your health care (or not)," 22 Jan. 2018 The premiere presents two dentists who raised alarms about a pediatric dental chain. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Jonestown: An American Tragedy,' Sacha Baron Cohen: This weekend," 13 July 2018 Vi’s generous employee benefits include comprehensive health, dental, vision, life, disability and 401(k) match. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of dental

Adjective

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dental

Adjective

Latin dentalis, from dent-, dens

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The first known use of dental was in 1594

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dental

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dental

: of or relating to teeth or to the work dentists do

dental

adjective
den·​tal | \ ˈden-tᵊl How to pronounce dental (audio) \

Kids Definition of dental

: relating to the teeth or dentistry

dental

adjective
den·​tal | \ ˈdent-ᵊl How to pronounce dental (audio) \

Medical Definition of dental

1 : relating to, specializing in, or used in dentistry dental surgery dental students
2 : relating to or used on the teeth dental paste

Other Words from dental

dentally \ -​ē How to pronounce dentally (audio) \ adverb

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