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treated as singular The branch of dentistry that deals with children's teeth.
- ‘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.’
1920s: from paedo- + Greek odous, odont- ‘tooth’.
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