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.
Origin of dentistFrench dentiste ; from Medieval Latin dentista ; from Classical Latin dens, tooth
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.
- A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.
From French dentiste.