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

Definition of dentistry

: the art or profession of a dentist

Examples of dentistry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences does offer some dentistry programs but does not have a dental school. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 20 May 2022 The lucrative practice, with five offices in the Pittsburgh area, specializes in sedation dentistry, providing anesthesia for fearful patients. CBS News, 16 Apr. 2022 For now, from home detention in Arizona, Lori Milliron is still connected with Rudolph, running his multimillion-dollar dentistry practice, but forbidden to contact him. CBS News, 16 Apr. 2022 But dentistry care aside, there were also a good handful of fans who were simply stunned to hear that Al and Lenny were related in the first place. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 10 Apr. 2022 Charmoli's license to practice dentistry in the state of Wisconsin has been suspended since February last year. David Aaro, Fox News, 17 Mar. 2022 Charmoli's license to practice dentistry in Wisconsin has been suspended since February 2021 pending an investigation by the state's Dentistry Examining Board. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Mar. 2022 So Earl Thomas, dentistry dropout and classical casualty, became Earl Thomas the soul stylist. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 The centers also provide pharmacy services, mental health care, substance use programs and dentistry. Jen Christensen, CNN, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dentistry

1838, in the meaning defined above

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26 May 2022

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“Dentistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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