dentistry

noun

den·​tist·​ry ˈden-tə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio)
: the art or profession of a dentist

Examples of dentistry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But unlike the people-pleasing, publicly successful Tom, Ellen chose to pursue a career that would guarantee people wouldn’t like her: dentistry. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 Dentists from Union County, as well as other areas of North Carolina, including a professor of dentistry from East Carolina University, attended Monday’s meeting to plead with the commissioners to continue fluoridating water. Jeff A. Chamer, Charlotte Observer, 7 Feb. 2024 Among his critics, Dr. Wolfe acquired a reputation as a regulatory Chicken Little in his early campaigns against Alka-Seltzer, cough syrup, contact lenses, food additives, toothpaste and entire professions (dentistry, psychiatry). Michael S. Rosenwald, Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2024 Goldstein, who currently serves on the faculty at Touro College of Dental Medicine, reviewed Wilson's dentistry records and submitted his findings, which Weimer filed with the court. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2023 Over the years, dental associations around the world have been urging caution or expressing opposition to direct-to-consumer aligners—what some call DIY dentistry. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Fortune, 29 Dec. 2023 Men were more comfortable with AI in dentistry than women (61% vs. 44%, respectively), as were Millennials compared with respondents from other generations. Deb Gordon, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Since the early ‘80s, dentistry for the Black community has been about more than just routine cleanings. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 7 Dec. 2023 Operation Smile operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides life-improving cleft surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, speech therapy and psychological services. 'smitty' Robert J. Smith, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dentistry was in 1838

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“Dentistry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dentistry. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

dentistry

noun
den·​tist·​ry ˈdent-ə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio)
: the profession or practice of a dentist

Medical Definition

dentistry

noun
den·​tist·​ry ˈdent-ə-strē How to pronounce dentistry (audio)
plural dentistries
: the art or profession of a dentist

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