the profession or work of a dentist
The science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth.
(usually uncountable, plural dentistries)
- (uncountable) The field of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions of the teeth and oral cavity.
- (uncountable) Operations performed on teeth and adjoining areas such as drilling, filling cavities, and placing crowns and bridges.
- (countable) A dental surgery, an operation on the teeth.
- (countable) A place where dental operations are performed. (Not as common as "dentist's office". Compare surgery.)
dentist + -ry