Definition of dentist in English:

dentist

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.

    • ‘Gagging is a term that tends to be used somewhat differently by neurologists and by dentists.’
    • ‘Bad breath is usually caused by a problem in the mouth, so you need to visit your dentist for diagnosis.’
    • ‘Check with your dentist or health visitor if you are unsure about how to look after your baby's teeth.’
    • ‘In the short-term, we will change the way dentists are remunerated for treating patients.’
    • ‘Before you have a tooth taken out, it is worth discussing with your dentist how it could be replaced.’
    • ‘You will have to follow what your dentist has taught you to make sure you remove plaque every day.’
    • ‘It is likely your dentist will prescribe antibiotics to control the infection.’
    • ‘Most dentists recommend that you should replace your toothbrush at least every three months.’
    • ‘Often lip and oral cavity cancers are found by dentists when examining the teeth.’
    • ‘Your dentist or dental hygienist can apply topical fluorides during dental visits.’
    • ‘Your dentist or health visitor can help you look after you child's teeth if you are not sure what to do.’
    • ‘Most people have teeth removed under local anaesthesia by a general dentist or oral surgeon.’
    • ‘Your dentist will look at your teeth for signs of wear due to grinding and examine your jaw joint.’
    • ‘Doctors, nurses even dentists are taken to court for not taking the right action or making a mistake.’
    • ‘On the second visit, the dentist glues the veneer onto the front of the tooth.’
    • ‘Visit your dentist or hygienist to have your teeth scaled and polished on a regular basis.’
    • ‘Visit your dentist regularly and have your teeth professionally cleaned as required.’
    • ‘Tayside health chiefs admit they are struggling to find enough dentists to treat all the children who need care.’
    • ‘If you do not go to the dentist, you may not know that you have these diseases until it's too late.’
    • ‘Laughing gas is used by doctors and dentists as an anaesthetic or analgesic to numb pain, sedate and allay anxiety.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

dentist

/ˈden(t)əst/