Origin of dentistFrench dentiste from Medieval Latin dentista from Classical Latin dens, tooth
A woman having her teeth examined by her dentist.
The definition of a dentist is a person licensed to provide services in the field of teeth and gums.
An example of a dentist is a person who fills cavities for patients.
a person whose profession is the care of teeth and the surrounding soft tissues, including the prevention and elimination of decay, the replacement of missing teeth with artificial ones, the correction of malocclusion, etc.
A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
Origin of dentistFrench dentiste from dent tooth from Old French from Latin dēns dent-; see dent- in Indo-European roots.
- The word "dentist" has the denotation "man or woman who fixes teeth."
- In other words, a dental patient will know that a visit to the dentist will cost a certain dollar amount - such as a $10 co-pay - instead of going into the visit knowing that the co-pay will some percentage of the total cost of the visit.
- The benefit for the dentist for becoming part of the network is an increased patient load because PPO dental patients select a dentist from within the network if they want to receive one hundred percent reimbursement for their dental work.
- If your waiting period prohibits you from using your insurance to pay for certain procedures, but you have no choice but to go ahead with a procedure, consider talking with your dentist about giving you a discount for paying in cash.
- Some PPO's will allow you to go to a dentist outside the network for treatment, but if you choose a non-participating dentist you'll most likely pay higher deductibles and co-payments, and receive less money back in reimbursements.