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Community Dentistry definition: The practice of dentistry concerned with preventive as well as diagnostic and treatment programs in a circumscribed population.
Crowns definition: A prosthetic restoration that reproduces the entire surface anatomy of the visible natural crown of a tooth. It may be partial (covering three or more surfaces of a tooth) or complete (covering all surfaces). It is made of gold or other metal, porcelain, or resin.
CROWN, PREFORMED definition: A preformed crown is a prefabricated device made of plastic or austenitic alloys or alloys containing 75 percent or greater gold and metals of the platinum group intended to be affixed temporarily to a tooth after removal of, or breakage of, the natural crown (that portion of the tooth that normally protrudes above the gums). It is intended for use as a functional restoration until a permanent crown is constructed. The device also may be intended for use as a functional restoration for a badly decayed deciduous (baby) tooth until the adult tooth erupts.
Prostheses, Dental, Fixed, Crown, Total, Temporary definition: Total dental crown prostheses designed for temporary (usually no more than a few weeks) restoration of a natural crown of a tooth by fitting around the remains of the tooth, covering the entire natural crown surface, and affixing to the surrounded tooth. These crowns are typically preformed devices made of plastics (e.g., cellulose acetate, polycarbonate) or nonprecious metals (e.g., aluminum); they are usually fixed to the tooth using self-adhesive or light-curing resins. Dedicated crowns are available in a variety of sizes and shapes for anterior teeth (e.g., incisors, canines) and posterior teeth (e.g., premolars and molars). Temporary total crowns are mainly intended for use as a restoration during dental treatments and/or until a permanent prosthesis is available.
Dental Occlusion definition: The relationship of all the components of the masticatory system in normal function. It has special reference to the position and contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth for the highest efficiency during the excursive movements of the jaw that are essential for mastication. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p556, p472)
dental occlusion definition: relationship of all the components of the masticatory system in normal function; has special reference to the position and contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth for the highest efficiency during the excursive movements of the jaw that are essential for mastication.
Dental Occlusion definition: Interdigitation of the teeth.
Dentistry definition: The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.
dentistry definition: profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.
Dentistry definition: The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue. (MeSH)
Dentistry, Operative definition: That phase of clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of parts of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development, to the state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 2d ed, p237)
Education, Dental definition: Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
dentistry education definition: education for the profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue; this includes degree related programs such as DDS, DMD, and hygienist certification; for educating the public in dental health use DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION.
Esthetics, Dental definition: Skills, techniques, standards, and principles used to improve the art and symmetry of the teeth and face to improve the appearance as well as the function of the teeth, mouth, and face. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p108)
Forensic Dentistry definition: The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.
General Practice, Dental definition: Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
General Dentistry definition: A dentist involved in the treatment of the oral facial disease who has not limited his/her practice to any dental specialty.
Geriatric Dentistry definition: The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of older people.
Military Dentistry definition: The practice of dentistry as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Occupational Dentistry definition: The branch of dentistry concerned with maintaining oral health of employees in occupational environments.
Pediatric Dentistry definition: The practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Pit and Fissure Sealants definition: Agents used to occlude dental enamel pits and fissures in the prevention of dental caries.
SEALANT, PIT AND FISSURE, AND CONDITIONER definition: A pit and fissure sealant and conditioner is a device composed of resin, such as polymethylmethacrylate, intended for use primarily in young children to seal pit and fissure depressions (faults in the enamel) in the biting surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities.
Preventive Dentistry definition: The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.
preventive dentistry definition: branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.
Public Health Dentistry definition: A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.
School Dentistry definition: Preventive dental services provided for students in primary and secondary schools.
State Dentistry definition: Control, direction and financing of the total dental care of the population by a national government.
Dental Care for Aged definition: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Cabinets, Treatment, Dentistry definition: Cabinets designed to store, display, and provide ready access to dental instruments, devices, and materials (e.g., local anesthetics, cement) during dental treatments; they also have a working surface (e.g., the top of the cabinet) that may include a sink intended to facilitate the dental procedure. This furniture typically consists of a stand-alone, stainless steel multiple drawer, shelf, or shelf/drawer cabinet, they may have hinged or sliding (either glass or solid) doors. Dental cabinets may have attachments for handpieces, a high volume evacuator, and a saliva ejector; some also include built-in grounded outlets, security locks, and/or small wheels for easy movement. They are used in dental clinics and offices during the performance of dental procedures, including oral surgery.
Chairs, Examination/Treatment, Dentistry definition: Examination/treatment chairs designed to facilitate dental examination, treatment, and/or minor surgical procedures. These chairs are typically adjustable up to a height that allows the healthcare staff to perform procedures while standing; the chairs usually include head- and armrests, a reclining back that may be tilted from a vertical to a horizontal or near-horizontal position, and rotating capabilities to facilitate examination and/or treatment. The chairs may be mechanically operated or hydraulic or electrically powered; some chairs can be programmed for several standard positions. Dental examination and/or treatment devices (e.g., lights, irrigation) may be partially or completely attached as integral components of the chair or may stand separately as self-supported, wall-mounted, or ceiling-suspended units (i.e., dental delivery units); dental delivery systems including a suspended patient chair are also available.
Stimulators, Mechanical, Dentistry, Gingival definition: Mechanical stimulators used in dentistry for gingivae and gingival papillae massage and cleansing. Some of these stimulators include a sharp rubber tip for massaging the interproximal gingival papillae (interdental papillae).
Stools, Adjustable, Dentistry definition: Height adjustable stools that include a seat and an adjustable backrest appropriate for operator use during long dental procedures; those used by dental assistants also include a long armrest that can be appropriately adjusted. The backrest can also be used as a siderest or abdominal rest. These stools usually include a four- or five-caster base, and some include locking casters and pneumatic mechanisms (possibly foot controlled) for height adjustment. Some dental stools are attached to the dental chair so they can revolve 270 degrees around the chair and retracted close to the chair when not in use.
Dental Care for Children definition: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Pediatric Dentistry definition: An age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.Source: Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association
Stimulators, Mechanical, Dentistry definition: Mechanical stimulators that apply the stimulus to some area (e.g., teeth, papillae, gingivae) in the oral cavity.
Stimulators, Mechanical, Dentistry, Orthodontic definition: Mechanical stimulators used in dentistry for tooth position modification. These stimulators consist of a removable orthodontic appliance intended to elicit reflex-muscle activity, which in turn produces the desired tooth movement.
restorative dentistry definition: clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development; includes crown and bridgework.
Practice-Based Research Collaborative in Evidence-Based Dentistry definition: A network of dental practices that will establish the infrastructure to perform a wide variety of oral health research studies in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Evidence-Based Dentistry definition: An approach or process of practicing oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinical relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (from J Am Dent Assoc 134: 689, 2003)
dentistry definition: Dentisterie, art dentaire.
 
 
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odontologie definition: Étude, pratique médicale et chirurgicale des soins dentaires.