dentistry

noun
den·​tist·​ry | \ˈden-tə-strē \

Definition of dentistry 

: the art or profession of a dentist

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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 The group concluded that the sawn tooth was an early, if inefficient, form of dentistry. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "3000-year-old sawn-off tooth may be the earliest evidence of horse dentistry," 2 July 2018 An on-campus wellness center was to provide free dentistry, optometry, and medical care to all students. Daniel Duane, WIRED, "How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco," 28 June 2018 When Eleanor Skelton hit college age in 2009, her dad bucked church teachings and enrolled her at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, to study dentistry, preparing her to work for him one day. Sarah Stankorb, Marie Claire, "The Daughters' Great Escape," 15 June 2018 Brenn, who hopes to study dentistry at University of Texas San Antonio next year, told Fox 26 Houston. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Homeless teen gifted car by man battling brain tumor," 31 May 2018 In the offseasons, Dr. Cannon studied dentistry at the University of Tennessee and Loyola University in Chicago, receiving two professional degrees. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Billy Cannon, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner later convicted of counterfeiting, dies at 80," 23 May 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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dentistry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dentistry

: the work that a dentist does

dentistry

noun
den·​tist·​ry | \ˈden-tə-strē \

Kids Definition of dentistry

: the profession or practice of a dentist

dentistry

noun
den·​tist·​ry | \ˈdent-ə-strē \
plural dentistries

Medical Definition of dentistry 

: the art or profession of a dentist

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