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dental

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to the teeth  
2    of or relating to dentistry  
3      (Phonetics)  
a    pronounced or articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the backs of the upper teeth, as for t in French tout  
b       (esp. in the phonology of some languages, such as English) another word for       alveolar  
      n  
4      (Phonetics)   a dental consonant  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens tooth)  


dental clinic  
      n     (N.Z)   a school clinic in which minor dental work is carried out by dental nurses  
dental floss  
      n   a soft usually flattened often waxed thread for cleaning the teeth and the spaces between them  
dental hygiene  
      n   the maintenance of the teeth and gums in healthy condition, esp. by proper brushing, the removal of plaque, etc.,   (Also called)    oral hygiene  
dental hygienist  
      n   a dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygiene,   (Also called)    oral hygienist  
dental nurse  
      n  
1    a dentist's assistant, esp. one who passes instruments, mixes fillings, etc.  
2      (N.Z.)   a nurse trained to do fillings and carry out other minor dental work on schoolchildren  
dental plaque  
      n   a filmy deposit on the surface of a tooth consisting of a mixture of mucus, bacteria, food, etc.,   (Also called)    bacterial plaque  
dental surgeon  
      n      another name for       dentist  
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n.
paraprofessional registered physician assistants like nurses
Needs disambiguation with Paramedic when traduction in other languages

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