den·​tist·​ry | \ ˈden-tə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio) \

Definition of dentistry

: the art or profession of a dentist

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And Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at USC, was even named as one of the parents, having refinanced his home to pay Singer to get his daughter a spot. Vogue, "USC Is Preventing Kids Associated With the College Admissions Scandal From Registering For Classes," 19 Mar. 2019 Using a water flosser is like hosing down a deck while traditional flossing is like sweeping it, Vera Tang, D.D.S., clinical assistant professor of periodontology and implant dentistry at the NYU College of Dentistry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Is a Water Flosser and Should You Be Using One?," 26 Feb. 2019 Cosmetic dentistry is now a multibillion-dollar industry, with its roots, of course, in Hollywood. David Lazarus,, "California Inc.: Disney to unveil new Pixar Pier attraction," 18 June 2018 The tie between toothpaste and dentistry goes back decades. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "Brushers Are Buying Sensodyne’s Pitch," 22 Aug. 2018 Todd McKinley has reason to worry about high debt — dentistry tops the list of highest average loan amounts taken out by students in one year, according to new federal data looking at the 2015-16 academic year. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "The 20 college majors with lowest average student debt," 5 July 2018 In 1997, after declaring bankruptcy, Dr. Cannon found work as the chief of dentistry at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Billy Cannon, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner later convicted of counterfeiting, dies at 80," 23 May 2018 But back when ancient herders were making their first forays into horse dentistry, bits were still made of leather. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "3000-year-old sawn-off tooth may be the earliest evidence of horse dentistry," 2 July 2018 Unlike Greenwald, who had 30 years of dentistry under his belt, Kool Smiles recruits were mostly young, inexperienced dentists and recent immigrants. CBS News, ""Whistleblower": Former employees take on pediatric dental chain when they suspect the company of wrongdoing," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of dentistry

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dentistry was in 1838

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English Language Learners Definition of dentistry

: the work that a dentist does


den·​tist·​ry | \ ˈden-tə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio) \

Kids Definition of dentistry

: the profession or practice of a dentist


den·​tist·​ry | \ ˈdent-ə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio) \
plural dentistries

Medical Definition of dentistry

: the art or profession of a dentist

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