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dental US English

Of or relating to the teeth

dental dam US English

A thin sheet of latex used by dentists to isolate a tooth being worked on, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus

dental floss US English

A soft thread of floss silk or similar material used to clean between the teeth

dental nurse US English

A nurse who assists a dentist

palato-dental US English

A palato-dental consonant.

dental formula US English

A formula expressing the number and kinds of teeth possessed by a mammal. A dental formula is usually written in the form of four “fractions,” one for each type of tooth, with the upper and lower lines describing the upper and lower jaws respectively

dental implant US English

A device attached to or (now typically) implanted into the jawbone to support a dental restoration such as a crown or denture.

dental hygienist US English

An ancillary dental worker specializing in scaling and polishing teeth and in giving advice on cleaning the teeth

dental technician US English

A person who makes and repairs artificial teeth

interdental US English

Situated or placed between the teeth