Dentist definition

dĕntĭst
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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.
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A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
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A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
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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.

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A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dentist
Plural:
dentists

Origin of dentist

  • French dentiste from dent tooth from Old French from Latin dēns dent- dent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French dentiste.

    From Wiktionary