One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular The branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
- ‘The College of Dentistry's prosthodontics department has monitored patients with overdentures since 1973 and has followed over 350 patients who are using them.’
- ‘He had been referred by his dentist to the professor of prosthodontics because the provision of partial dentures was proving difficult.’
- ‘Stating this here today, he said it would be started in the area of oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics and conservation dentistry.’
- ‘Restorative dentistry also includes endodontics (treating the pulps or root canals of teeth) and prosthodontics.’
1940s: from prosthesis, on the pattern of orthodontics.
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