- 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.
Origin of dentistFrench dentiste ; from Medieval Latin dentista ; from Classical Latin dens, tooth
Origin of dentistFrench dentiste, from dent, tooth, from Old French, from Latin dēns, dent-; see dent- in Indo-European roots.
- A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.
From French dentiste.