(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.)
Origin of dentistry
dentist + -ry
Dentistry Sentence Examples
After preparing a small volume of miscellanies, which was published by subscription, he studied dentistry with Anthony Norris Groves in Exeter.
Diamonds are now employed not only for faceting precious stones, but also for cutting and drilling glass, porcelain, &c,; for fine engraving such as scales; in dentistry for drilling; as a turning tool for electric-light carbons, hard rubber, &c.; and occasionally for finishing accurate turning work such as the axle of a transit instrument.