- 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 woman having her teeth examined by her dentist.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: French dentiste ; from Midieval Latin dentista ; from Classical Latin dens, tooth
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Origin: French dentiste, from dent, tooth, from Old French, from Latin dēns, dent-; see dent- in Indo-European roots.
dentist - Medical Definition