Dentist meaning

dĕn'tĭst
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.

noun
5
0
A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
noun
1
0
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.
noun
0
0
A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
noun
0
0
A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

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