the dentist

noun

variants or the dentist's
: the place where a dentist works
I saw her at the dentist last week.
He goes to the dentist's for a check-up every six months.

Examples of the dentist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The user only needs to take one daily dose for the benefits and, though Thomas speaks about avoiding the dentist for other problems, regular brushing and flossing are still encouraged. Michael Carroll, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 Facebook The idea that the dentist stood accused of murdering Angela, his wife of 23 years, seemed incomprehensible because the Craigs seemed so close. Natalie Morales, CBS News, 24 Mar. 2024 For Ali, a 34-year-old elephant who used to reside at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch, a trip to the dentist looks a bit different. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 Also, just like brushing teeth is not a replacement for going to the dentist, this micropractice should not be a replacement for therapy or more intensive mental health care. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Crossing the Border: Since China ended its pandemic isolation in 2023, Hong Kong residents have made the Chinese city of Shenzhen a weekend destination to shop, dine and, yes, even visit the dentist. Joy Dong, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Fast-forward or be ready for some scary scenes, though (the death of Nemo's mother early on, Nemo getting caught by the dentist, and the shark chase). Ew Staff, EW.com, 14 Mar. 2024 Never a hardy person, McCullers suffered from increasing ill health during the early forties, contracting strep throat, an ear infection, double pneumonia, pleurisy, and a tooth infection that required daily trips to the dentist. Maggie Doherty, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 If necessary, the dentist can prescribe medications including antibiotics and non-narcotic pain relievers. Advertorial, Orange County Register, 5 Jan. 2024

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“The dentist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20dentist. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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