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dental British & World English

Relating to the teeth

dental floss British & World English

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

dental nurse British & World English

A person whose job is to assist a dentist in the treatment of patients

dental formula British & World 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 hygienist British & World English

An ancillary dental worker specializing in scaling and polishing teeth, and giving advice on oral hygiene

dental technician British & World English

A person who makes and repairs artificial teeth

dental dam in dam1 British & World English

A rubber sheet used to keep saliva from the teeth during dental operations, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus

interdental British & World English

Situated or placed between the teeth

dental mechanic in dental technician British & World English

A person who makes and repairs artificial teeth