Definition of dentist in English:

dentist

Syllabification: den·tist
Pronunciation: /ˈden(t)əst
 
/

noun

A person qualified to treat the diseases and conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones.
More example sentences
  • Most people have teeth removed under local anaesthesia by a general dentist or oral surgeon.
  • Your dentist or dental hygienist can apply topical fluorides during dental visits.
  • Visit your dentist or hygienist to have your teeth scaled and polished on a regular basis.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 18th century: from French dentiste, from dent 'tooth', from Latin dens, dent-.

Derivatives

dentistry

noun
More example sentences
  • The advent of adhesive, tooth-coloured fillings has revolutionized restorative dentistry.
  • Do you have training in a field such as psychology, medicine, social work or dentistry?
  • If you have tooth decay or gum disease, this should be treated before any cosmetic dentistry is started.

Definition of dentist in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected