Definition of pedodontics in English:

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pedodontics

Pronunciation: /ˌpēdəˈdän(t)iks/
(British paedodontics)

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of dentistry that deals with children’s teeth.
Example sentences
  • The Paedodontics department which is on the second floor of the college and hospital building is equipped with 24 specialised Paedodontic electronic chairs exclusively for children.
  • He specialized in pedodontics and orthodontia and was head of the orthodontic section of the Department of Dentistry of Westchester Medical Center.

Derivatives

pedodontic

Pronunciation: /-tik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The aetiology and pathogenesis of three types of root resorption - surface, inflammatory and replacement - are reviewed, and their occurrence after certain types of orthodontic, periodontal, paedodontic and endodontic treatment is described.
  • Results show that by age 13 children enrolled in the School of Dentistry paedodontic programme received a mean cumulative skin dose of 23.03 mSv.
  • Our pediatric dental staff use our surgical facilities to provide comfortable and rapid pedodontic care in a secure environment.

pedodontist

Pronunciation: /-ˈdäntist/
noun
Example sentences
  • The Paedodontist treats children only, and is highly skilled in the practice of dentistry and the psychology of children.
  • A paedodontist is especially well-versed in the growth and development of children's teeth and jaws.

Origin

From pedo-1 + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pe·do·don·tics

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