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  • Abrasion(dental) - Dental abrasion is the pathological wearing away of teeth due to abnormal process, habits or abrasive substances
  • abscess - symptom consisting of a localized collection of pus surrounded by inflamed tissue
  • abutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge; point of contact between two objects or parts
  • abutment crown -
  • accession - the act of attaining or gaining access to a new office or right or position (especially the throne); agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly); something added to what you already have; (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement; a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); the right to enter; verb make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
  • acid etching -
  • actual charge -
  • acute - having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; of critical importance and consequence; extremely sharp or intense; 
  • ada - an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
  • adhesion - a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures; abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen; faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
  • adhesive - tending to adhere;  a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
  • adjudication - the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of procing judgment based on the evidence presented
  • adjunctive - joining; forming an adjunct
  • adolescent - in the state of development between puberty and maturity; displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; being of the age 13 through 19; relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent;  a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
  • adult dentition -
  • advanced studies -
  • age limits -
  • air abrasion -
  • akers' clasp -
  • allergy - hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
  • allogenic -
  • allograft - tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft
  • alloplastic -
  • alloy - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something; verb make an alloy of; lower in value by increasing the base metal content
  • alphacaine -
  • alternate benefit provision -
  • alveolar - pertaining to the tiny air sacs of the lungs; pertaining to the alveolar ridge;  a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • alveolar bone -
  • alveolar cleft grafting -
  • alveolar ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
  • alveoloplasty -
  • amalgam - a combination or blend of diverse things; an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
  • ameloblastic carcinoma -
  • american association of orthodontists -
  • american board of periodontology -
  • american dental association -
  • amine fluoride -
  • analgesia - absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
  • anatomical crown -
  • ancillary - furnishing added support
  • anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
  • annual maximum -
  • anodontia -
  • anomaly - (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun); a person who is unusual; deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
  • ansi -
  • ante's law -
  • anterior - earlier in time; of or near the head end or toward the front plane of the body;  a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  • anterior teeth -
  • antibiotic - of or relating to antibiotic drugs;  a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
  • antibiotic use in dentistry -
  • anxiolysis -
  • apex - the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars; the highest point (of something)
  • apex location -
  • apexification -
  • apexogenesis -
  • apical - situated at an apex
  • apical foramen -
  • apicoectomy -
  • application - a diligent effort; the work of applying something; the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  • approximal -
  • arch - expert in skulduggery; (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension;  (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it; a passageway under a curved masonry construction; a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet); a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening; verb form an arch or curve
  • areas of oral cavity -
  • arthrogram - an x ray of a joint after the injection of a contrast medium
  • articulating paper -
  • artificial crown -
  • atraumatic restorative treatment -
  • attachment - the act of attaching or affixing something; faithful support for a religion or cause or political party; a supplementary part or accessory; a connection that fastens things together; a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding; a feeling of affection for a person or an institution; the act of fastening things together
  • attrition - the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction; a wearing down to weaken or destroy; sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation; the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice; erosion by friction
  • autoclave - a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments; verb subject to the action of an autoclave
  • autogenous - originating within the body
  • avulsion - a forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another; an abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another
  • balance billing -
  • barbed broach -
  • barrier membrane -
  • behavior management -
  • benefit plan -
  • benefits -
  • benign - pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; kindness of disposition or manner; not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
  • benzydamine -
  • bicuspid - having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth);  a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
  • bilateral - having two sides or parts; affecting or undertaken by two parties; having identical parts on each side of an axis
  • billed claim -
  • biodontics -
  • biofilling -
  • biologic materials -
  • biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
  • birte melsen -
  • bite - a portion removed from the whole; the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws; (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; a light informal meal; a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person; a strong odor or taste property; wit having a sharp and caustic quality; a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin; verb penetrate or cut, as with a knife; to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; deliver a sting to
  • bitewing - a dental x ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
  • bitewing radiograph -
  • bleaching -
  • blendax -
  • bocasan -
  • bolton analysis -
  • bonding - fastening firmly together; (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel; a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
  • bone - consisting of or made up of bone;  a shade of white the color of bleached bones; rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates; the porous calcified substance from which bones are made; verb remove the bones from; study intensively, as before an exam
  • bounded tooth space -
  • braces - an appliance that corrects dental irregularities
  • bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players; a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.; an upper deck where a ship is steered and the captain stands; the link between two lenses; rests on nose; a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth; a wooden support that holds the strings up; a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected; the hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose; something resembling a bridge in form or function; verb make a bridge across; cross over on a bridge; connect or reduce the distance between
  • british dental association -
  • british dental health foundation -
  • british orthodontic society -
  • bruxism - involuntarily or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, typically during sleep
  • buccal - toward the inside of the cheek; lying within the mouth; of or relating to or toward the cheek
  • buccal object rule -
  • bundle bone -
  • burning mouth -
  • by report -
  • calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions; a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  • cam dentistry -
  • canadian association of orthodontists -
  • canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation; (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion; a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; verb provide (a city) with a canal
  • canker sore - an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
  • cantilever bridge - bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle
  • cantilever extension -
  • cap - a tight fitting headdress; a top (as for a bottle); something serving as a cover or protection; a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom; the upper part of a column that supports the entablature; dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth; a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive; an upper limit on what is allowed; verb restrict the number or amount of; lie at the top of
  • carestream health -
  • caries - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • caries vaccine -
  • carious lesion -
  • cast (Dental) - (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold;  the act of throwing dice; object formed by a mold; bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal; the actors in a play; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; a violent throw; the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens; the visual appearance of something or someone; verb form by pouring (e.G., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; deposit; assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; formulate in a particular style or language; choose at random; throw forcefully; get rid of; put or send forth; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • cavitation -
  • cavities -
  • cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body; soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth; space that is surrounded by something; a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  • cdt -
  • cement base -
  • cementoenamel junction -
  • cementum - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
  • centric relation -
  • cephalometric image -
  • ceramic - of or relating to or made from a ceramic;  an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  • cervical margins -
  • chairside -
  • cheek - either side of the face below the eyes; impudent aggressiveness; either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump; an impudent statement; verb speak impudently to
  • cheek teeth -
  • chewing - biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
  • chronic - being long lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • cingulum - (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
  • claim - demand for something as rightful or due; an informal right to something; an assertion of a right (as to money or property); an assertion that something is true or factual; an established or recognized right; a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"; verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; lay claim to; as of an idea; ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
  • claim review -
  • clasp - the act of grasping; a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together; verb hold firmly and tightly; grasp firmly; fasten with a buckle or buckles; fasten with or as if with a brooch
  • classification of -
  • classification of metals -
  • cleaning - the act of making something clean
  • cleft lip - a congenital cleft in the middle of the upper lip
  • cleft palate - a congenital fissure of the hard palate
  • clenching -
  • clinical attachment loss -
  • clinical crown -
  • closed reduction -
  • coinsurance - insurance issued jointly by two or more underwriters
  • complete denture -
  • complete denture occlusion -
  • complete series -
  • composite - consisting of separate interconnected parts; of or relating to or belonging to the plant family compositae;  considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers; a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
  • composite filling -
  • compound fracture - bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound
  • comprehensive oral evaluation -
  • cone beam computed tomography -
  • configuration factor -
  • conscious sedation -
  • conservative dentistry -
  • consultation - a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; a conference (usually with someone important); the act of referring or consulting
  • contiguous - very close or connected in space or time; having a common boundary or edge; touching; connecting without a break; within a common boundary
  • coordination of benefits -
  • coping - brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • core buildup -
  • coronal - flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • coronectomy -
  • cosmetic dentistry - the branch of dentistry dealing with the appearance of the teeth
  • coupland's elevators -
  • covered person -
  • covered services -
  • cracked tooth syndrome -
  • cross bite -
  • crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head; an ornamental jewelled headdress signifying sovereignty; a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory; the center of a cambered road; the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel; the crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy; the upper branches and leaves of a tree; an english coin worth 5 shillings; the top of the head; the award given to the champion; the top point of a mountain or hill; verb be the culminating event; put an enamel cover on; invest with regal power; enthrone; form the topmost part of
  • crown lengthening -
  • crownlay -
  • culture and sensitivity test -
  • curettage - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
  • current dental terminology -
  • current procedural terminology -
  • curve of spee -
  • curve of wilson -
  • cusp - point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a gothic arch); small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth; a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
  • cuspid - one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
  • cuspids -
  • cusps -
  • cutaneous sinus of dental origin -
  • cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure; a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
  • dahl effect -
  • date of service -
  • dds - a doctor's degree in dental surgery
  • debridement - surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
  • decay - the organic phenomenon of rotting; a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current; the process of gradually becoming inferior; the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation; an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; verb fall into decay or ruin; undergo decay or decomposition; lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
  • decay missing filled index -
  • deciduous - (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season; (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
  • deciduous teeth -
  • deductible - acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction);  a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount; (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
  • deep sedation -
  • definitive - supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; clearly defined or formulated; of recognized authority or excellence
  • dental - of or relating to the teeth; of or relating to dentistry;  a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  • dental admission test -
  • dental aerosol -
  • dental amalgam controversy -
  • dental anesthesia -
  • dental anesthesiology -
  • dental antibiotic prophylaxis -
  • dental arch -
  • dental assessment -
  • dental assistant - an assistant to a dentist
  • dental auxiliary -
  • dental avulsion -
  • dental board -
  • dental bonding -
  • dental canaliculi -
  • dental care - care for the teeth
  • dental crown -
  • dental degree -
  • dental emergency -
  • dental extraction -
  • dental fear -
  • dental floss - a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
  • dental hygienist - someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x rays)
  • dental implant - an implant that replaces a natural tooth
  • dental implantology -
  • dental impression -
  • dental instruments -
  • dental insurance -
  • dental intrusion -
  • dental laboratory -
  • dental material -
  • dental midline -
  • dental notation -
  • dental pharmacology -
  • dental prophylaxis -
  • dental prosthesis -
  • dental public health -
  • dental pulp stem cells -
  • dental pulp test -
  • dental restoration -
  • dental school - a graduate school offering study leading to degrees in dentistry
  • dental sealant -
  • dental spa -
  • dental surgery - the branch of dentistry involving surgical procedures
  • dental technician - someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures)
  • dental technologists association -
  • dental therapist -
  • dental traumatology -
  • dental vibration appliance -
  • dentin - bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth; a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
  • dentinoenamel junction -
  • dentist - a person qualified to practice dentistry
  • dentistry - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
  • dentistry for babies -
  • dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal; the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
  • denture - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
  • denture base -
  • dependent - addicted to a drug; contingent on something else; not independent; (of a clause) unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence; being under the power or sovereignty of another or others; supported from above;  a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
  • diacap -
  • diagnostic - characteristic or indicative of e.G. A disease; concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis
  • diagnostic cast -
  • diagnostic imaging -
  • diagnostic wax up -
  • diastema - a gap or vacant space between two teeth
  • direct - lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; (of a current) flowing in one direction only; extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or for planets around the sun in the same direction as the earth; having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; being an immediate result or consequence; in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; adv. without deviation; verb command with authority; give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; guide the actors in (plays and films); be in charge of; plan and direct (a complex undertaking); specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public; put an address on (an envelope); intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; lead, as in the performance of a composition; direct the course; determine the direction of travelling; cause to go somewhere; take somebody somewhere
  • direct pulp cap -
  • direct restoration -
  • discectomy -
  • disclosing tablets -
  • displaced tooth -
  • distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone; directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • dmd - a doctor's degree in dental medicine
  • donald leake -
  • dressing - the act of applying a bandage; the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes; processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather; a cloth covering for a wound or sore; savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin french or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type; making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure; a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • drooling -
  • dry mouth - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
  • dry socket - inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
  • eagle syndrome -
  • eastmaninstitutet -
  • eco friendly dentistry -
  • ectopic enamel -
  • edentulous - having lost teeth
  • effective date -
  • egil peter harvold -
  • electronic apex locator -
  • eligible dependent -
  • eligible procedure -
  • elmex -
  • embrasure - an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
  • emi precision attachment -
  • enamel - any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze; a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish; hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth; a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection; verb coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
  • enamel dentine fracture -
  • enamel infraction -
  • enamel lamellae -
  • enamel microabrasion -
  • enamel rod -
  • enamel spindles -
  • enamelin -
  • endodontic files and reamers -
  • endodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
  • endodontist - a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve
  • endosseous -
  • endosteal -
  • enrollee - a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
  • enteral - of or relating to or inside the intestines; of or relating to the enteron
  • eob -
  • eposteal -
  • equilibration - stabilization by bringing into equilibrium
  • eruption cyst -
  • erythrodontia -
  • eubacterium nodatum -
  • evaluation - act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of; an appraisal of the value of something
  • evidence based dentistry -
  • evulsion -
  • excision - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence; the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society; surgical removal of a body part or tissue; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  • exclusions -
  • exfoliative -
  • exostosis - a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
  • expiration date -
  • explanation of benefits -
  • extracoronal -
  • extraction - the act of pulling out (as a tooth); the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means; properties attributable to your ancestry
  • extraoral -
  • exudate - a substance that oozes out from plant pores; verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
  • face bow -
  • facebase -
  • facemask -
  • facial - of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object; of or concerning the face;  care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams; cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • facial nerve - cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • facing - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building; a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening; an ornamental coating to a building; providing something with a surface of a different material
  • fascial -
  • fee schedule -
  • female component -
  • fiberotomy -
  • filling - the act of filling something; (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth; a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.; flow into something (as a container); any material that fills a space or container; the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  • fillings -
  • fixed - incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.G. "frozen prices"; (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value; securely placed or fastened or set; fixed and unmoving; (of taxes) not increasing as the amount taxed increases
  • fixed appliance -
  • fixed partial denture -
  • fixed removable -
  • flap surgery -
  • fluoride - a salt of hydrofluoric acid
  • fluoride therapy -
  • focal infection theory -
  • follow up care -
  • foramen - a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
  • forensic dentistry -
  • forensic odontology -
  • formocresol -
  • fracture - the act of cracking something; breaking of hard tissue such as bone; (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; verb fracture a bone of; break (a bone); become fractured; violate or abuse; break into pieces; interrupt, break, or destroy
  • frenectomy -
  • frenum -
  • full mouth disinfection -
  • full mouth x rays -
  • furcation - the place where something divides into branches
  • general anesthesia - a state of total unconsciousness resulting from anesthetic drugs (as for a major surgical operation)
  • general dental council -
  • general dentist -
  • genetic test -
  • geriatric dentistry -
  • gigantiform cementoma -
  • gingiva - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  • gingival cyst -
  • gingival disease -
  • gingival margin -
  • gingivectomy -
  • gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
  • gingivoplasty -
  • glandular odontogenic cyst -
  • glass ionomer -
  • glass ionomer cements -
  • glucansucrase -
  • gnarled enamel -
  • gnathology -
  • gold foil - foil made of gold
  • gouania lupuloides -
  • grace period -
  • graf - german tennis player who won seven women's singles titles at wimbledon (born in 1969)
  • graft - the act of grafting something onto something else; (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient; the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage; verb cause to grow together parts from different plants; place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
  • gren's syndrome -
  • grievance procedure -
  • gtr -
  • guided tissue regeneration -
  • gum depigmentation -
  • gum disease -
  • gum lift -
  • gum recession -
  • gummy smile -
  • gums -
  • gutta percha - a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables
  • halimeter -
  • halitosis - offensive breath
  • hall technique -
  • hammaspeikko -
  • happy tooth -
  • hard palate - the bony part of the roof of the mouth
  • health care - social insurance for the ill and injured; the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
  • health information -
  • heat sterilization -
  • height of curvature -
  • hemisection -
  • hexetidine -
  • high - happy and excited and energetic; slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana); (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee high'); greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency; (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted; standing above others in quality or position; adv. at a great altitude; far up toward the source; in or to a high position, amount, or degree; in a rich manner;  a lofty level or position or degree; a high place; a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; a state of sustained elation; an air mass of higher than normal pressure; a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed; a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • hipaa -
  • histopathology -
  • history of dental treatments -
  • holistic dentistry -
  • homologous - corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species; having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions
  • human jaw -
  • human mouth -
  • hydrodynamic theory -
  • hygienist - a medical specialist in hygiene
  • hyperplastic -
  • hypocementosis -
  • idiopathic osteosclerosis -
  • imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body; the ability to form mental images of things or events
  • immediate denture -
  • impacted tooth - a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally
  • implant - a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue; verb become attached to and embedded in the uterus; fix or set securely or deeply; put firmly in the mind
  • implant abutment junction -
  • implant index -
  • implantation - a surgical procedure that places something in the human body; the act of planting or setting in the ground; (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
  • impression - the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; an impressionistic portrayal of a person; (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; an outward appearance; a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; all the copies of a work printed at one time; a clear and telling mental image; a symbol that is the result of printing; a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
  • in force - exerting force or influence
  • in network -
  • in network dentist -
  • incisal -
  • incisal angle -
  • incision and drainage -
  • incisor - a tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws
  • incisors -
  • indian dental association -
  • indigent - poor enough to need help from others
  • indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; having intervening factors or persons or influences; not as a direct effect or consequence; descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
  • indirect pulp cap -
  • indirect restoration -
  • infant oral mutilation -
  • inhalation - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing; a medication to be taken by inhaling it
  • inlay - a decoration made by fitting pieces of wood into prepared slots in a surface; (dentistry) a filling consisting of a solid substance (as gold or porcelain) fitted to a cavity in a tooth and cemented into place; verb decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
  • inner enamel epithelium -
  • insured - covered by insurance;  a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.
  • intentional reimplantation -
  • interim - serving during an intermediate interval of time;  the time between one event, process, or period and another
  • international dental show -
  • interocclusal -
  • interproximal -
  • interrod enamel -
  • intracoronal -
  • intraoral -
  • intraoral camera -
  • intraosseous eruption -
  • intravenous - within or by means of a vein
  • iso tooth numbering system -
  • iv sedation -
  • jacket - a short coat; an outer wrapping or casing; the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition; the outer skin of a potato; (dentistry) an artificial crown fitted over a broken or decayed tooth; verb put a jacket on; provide with a thermally non conducting cover
  • jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object; the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth; the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth; verb censure severely or angrily; talk incessantly and tiresomely; talk socially without exchanging too much information; chew (food)
  • journal of clinical orthodontics -
  • journal of prosthetic dentistry -
  • journal of prosthodontics -
  • keeper or keeper assembly -
  • keratin - a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair feathers nails and hooves
  • keratinized gingiva -
  • labial - relating to or near the female labium; of or relating to the lips of the mouth;  a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
  • laboratory - a workplace for the conduct of scientific research; a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
  • laminate - a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers; verb split (wood) into thin sheets; cover with a thin sheet; press or beat (metals) into thin sheets; create laminate by putting together several thin sheets of a material
  • laminate veneer -
  • lapse - a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; a failure to maintain a higher state; a mistake resulting from inattention; verb drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards; end, at least for a long time; let slip; go back to bad behavior; pass into a specified state or condition; pass by
  • laser gingivectomy -
  • lasers -
  • laughing gas - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
  • lesion - any visible abnormal structural change in a bodily part; any break in the skin or an organ caused by violence or surgical incision
  • liability - the quality of being something that holds you back; the state of being legally obliged and responsible; an obligation to pay money to another party
  • limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation); the quality of being limited or restricted; (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought; a principle that limits the extent of something; the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed
  • limited oral evaluation -
  • limiting age of coverage -
  • line angle -
  • linea alba -
  • lingual - pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue; consisting of or related to language;  a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  • lingual plate -
  • lion corporation -
  • lip - fleshy folds of tissue as those surrounding the mouth; the top edge of a vessel or other container; an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  • lip bumper -
  • list of dental journals -
  • list of dental organizations -
  • list of dentists -
  • local anesthesia - loss of sensation in a small area of the body (as when a local anesthetic is injected for a tooth extraction)
  • locus - the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions; the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome; the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
  • low intensity pulsed ultrasound -
  • ludwig's angina -
  • mac - a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
  • maintenance - the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community; means of maintenance of a family or group; activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; court ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
  • malar - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
  • male component -
  • malignant - dangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)
  • malocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
  • mandible - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
  • mandibular - relating to the lower jaw
  • mandibular canine -
  • mandibular central incisor -
  • mandibular first molar -
  • mandibular first premolar -
  • mandibular lateral incisor -
  • mandibular second molar -
  • mandibular second premolar -
  • maryland bridge -
  • masticatory force -
  • matthew cryer -
  • maxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is fused to the cranium
  • maxillary canine -
  • maxillary central incisor -
  • maxillary first molar -
  • maxillary first premolar -
  • maxillary hypoplasia -
  • maxillary lateral incisor -
  • maxillary second molar -
  • maxillary second premolar -
  • maximum age -
  • maximum allowable charge -
  • maximum allowable charge schedule -
  • maximum allowance -
  • maximum benefit -
  • maximum intercuspation -
  • median alveolar cyst -
  • medicament - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  • medicated filling -
  • member - an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participates in a group organization); anything that belongs to a set or class; the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism); an external body part that projects from the body
  • membrane - a thin pliable sheet of material; a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals
  • mentadent -
  • mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
  • metals -
  • microabrasion -
  • microorganisms -
  • microsurgical endodontics -
  • minimal intervention dentistry -
  • minimal sedation -
  • minimum age -
  • minimum or maximum age -
  • mixed dentition -
  • moderate sedation -
  • mogibacterium diversum -
  • mogibacterium pumilum -
  • molar - pertaining to large units of behavior; containing one mole of a substance; designating a solution containing one mole of solute per liter of solution; of or pertaining to the grinding teeth in the back of a mammal's mouth;  grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
  • molars -
  • moulage -
  • mouth assessment -
  • mouth breathing -
  • mouth infection -
  • mouth prop -
  • mouthguard -
  • mucogingival junction -
  • mucous membrane - mucus secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
  • mutually protected occlusion -
  • national health service -
  • national tooth numbering system -
  • neonatal line -
  • neonatal teeth -
  • nerve - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body; impudent aggressiveness; the courage to carry on; verb get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
  • network - (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs; (electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits; a system of intersecting lines or channels; an interconnected system of things or people; an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals; verb communicate with and within a group
  • network dentist -
  • neutral zone -
  • nickel titanium rotary file -
  • nicorinse -
  • night guard -
  • nitrous oxide - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
  • noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times; inert especially toward oxygen; impressive in appearance;  a titled peer of the realm
  • non autogenous -
  • non carious cervical lesions -
  • non intravenous -
  • nonparticipating dentist -
  • normal post operative follow up -
  • obturate -   verb block passage through
  • obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
  • occlusal -
  • occlusal radiograph -
  • occlusal surface -
  • occlusion - (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed; closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel); the act of blocking; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
  • odontoblast process -
  • odontogenic -
  • odontogenic cyst -
  • odontogenic infection -
  • odontoplasty -
  • omega pharma -
  • onlay -
  • open flap debridement -
  • open reduction -
  • operating microscope - binocular microscope used in surgery to provide a clear view of small and inaccessible parts of the body (as in microsurgery)
  • operculectomy -
  • operculum - a hard flap serving as a cover for (a) the gill slits in fishes or (b) the opening of the shell in certain gastropods when the body is retracted
  • opioids -
  • oral - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression; of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; using speech rather than writing; of or relating to or affecting or for use in the mouth;  an examination conducted by word of mouth
  • oral and maxillofacial pathology -
  • oral and maxillofacial radiology -
  • oral and maxillofacial surgeon -
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery -
  • oral cancer - malignant neoplasm of the lips of mouth; most common in men over the age of 60
  • oral cavity - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
  • oral diagnosis -
  • oral ecology -
  • oral galvanism -
  • oral hygiene -
  • oral medicine -
  • oral microbiology -
  • oral pathologist -
  • oral pathology -
  • oral sedation -
  • oral sedation dentistry -
  • oral surgeon -
  • oral surgery -
  • orthodontic - of or relating to or involving or practicing orthodontics
  • orthodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
  • orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics -
  • orthodontist - a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
  • orthognathic -
  • orthotic device -
  • osseointegration -
  • osteitis - inflammation of a bone as a consequence of infection or trauma or degeneration
  • osteo odonto keratoprosthesis -
  • osteoplasty -
  • osteotomy - surgical sectioning of bone
  • out of network -
  • out of network dentist -
  • out of pocket costs -
  • outer enamel epithelium -
  • over denture -
  • overbite - (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth
  • overdenture -
  • pa - an electronic amplification system used as a communication system in public areas; a mid atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies; an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk; a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter; a short lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
  • paid claim -
  • palate - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
  • palliative - moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear;  remedy that alleviates pain without curing
  • palliative treatment -
  • palmer notation -
  • panoramic radiograph -
  • panorex -
  • papoose board -
  • parafunctional -
  • parenteral - located outside the alimentary tract; administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
  • partial denture - a denture replacing one or more teeth in a dental arch
  • participating dentist -
  • pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases; any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
  • pediatric crowns -
  • pediatric dentist -
  • pediatric dentistry -
  • periapical -
  • periapical abscess -
  • periapical cyst -
  • periapical granuloma -
  • periapical radiograph -
  • pericoronal -
  • periodic oral evaluation -
  • periodontal - of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics
  • periodontal abscess -
  • periodontal chart -
  • periodontal disease - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
  • periodontal pathogen -
  • periodontal pocket -
  • periodontal surgery -
  • periodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth
  • periodontist - a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
  • periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
  • periodontium -
  • periradicular -
  • periradicular surgery -
  • permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition;  a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  • permanent dentition -
  • permanent teeth -
  • phi - the 21st letter of the greek alphabet
  • pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things; a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment; flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown; informal terms of the leg; a club shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target; a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing; axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns; a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts; small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.; when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat; verb immobilize a piece; attach or fasten with pins; pierce with a pin; to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; a trap in the form of a concealed hole; a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression); a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it; lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers; (christianity) the abode of satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; verb remove the pits from; set into opposition or rivalry; mark with a scar
  • plane form enamel hypoplasia -
  • plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body; a memorial made of brass
  • platelet rich fibrin -
  • policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; written contract or certificate of insurance; a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
  • policy year -
  • policy year maximum -
  • policyholder - an insured person; the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
  • pontic -
  • porcelain - ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic
  • porcelain crown -
  • porcelain fused to metal -
  • porcelain inlay or onlay -
  • porcelain veneers -
  • post - the delivery and collection of letters and packages; an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; united states manufacturer of breakfast cereals and postum (1854 1914); united states female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872 1960); united states aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899 1935); a job in an organization; military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; verb publicize with, or as if with, a poster; display, as of records in sports games; mark or expose as infamous; put up; affix in a public place or for public notice; ride western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait; transfer (entries) from one account book to another; assign to a post; put into a post; enter on a public list; cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; assign to a station; mark with a stake
  • posterior - at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  a tooth situated at the back of the mouth; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • ppo -
  • prague section of iadr -
  • pre eruption guidance -
  • pre molar -
  • precision attachment -
  • predetermination - the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place; (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with calvin) that god has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
  • predominantly -   adv. much greater in number or influence
  • preferred provider organization -
  • preformed metal crown -
  • premedication -
  • premium - having or reflecting superior quality or value;  payment for insurance; the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value; payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military; a fee charged for exchanging currencies
  • premolar - a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
  • prenatal dental care -
  • preventive dentistry -
  • preventive services -
  • primary deciduous -
  • primary dentition - dentition of deciduous teeth
  • primary enamel cuticle -
  • primordial cyst -
  • prm -
  • prophy -
  • prophy jet -
  • prophylaxis - the prevention of disease
  • prosthesis - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
  • prosthodontic retainer -
  • prosthodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices
  • prosthodontist - a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics
  • protected health information -
  • provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence; someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
  • provisional - under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
  • pseudoramibacter -
  • pulp - the soft inner part of a tooth; an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper; any soft or soggy mass; a soft moist part of a fruit; a mixture of cellulose fibers; verb reduce to pulp; remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
  • pulp cap -
  • pulp capping -
  • pulp cavity - the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)
  • pulp chamber -
  • pulp polyp -
  • pulpectomy -
  • pulpitis -
  • pulpotomy -
  • quad helix -
  • quadrant - a measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies; the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle; any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes; a quarter of the circumference of a circle; a quarter of the circumference of a circle
  • quadrant dentistry -
  • radicular -
  • radiograph - a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by x rays or gamma rays)
  • radiographic - relating to or produced by radiography
  • radix entomolaris -
  • rebase -
  • recalcification -
  • red complex -
  • reduced enamel epithelium -
  • reduction - the act of reducing complexity; any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent; the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • regional block anesthesia -
  • regional odontodysplasia -
  • registered dental nurse -
  • reimbursement - compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
  • reimplantation -
  • relative analgesia machine -
  • reline -   verb put new lines on; provide with a new lining
  • remineralisation of teeth -
  • removable - capable of being removed or taken away or dismissed; able to be obliterated completely
  • removable appliance -
  • removable partial denture -
  • renewal - the act of renewing; the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation; filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • residual - relating to or indicating a remainder;  (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing; something left after other parts have been taken away
  • resin - any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
  • resin based composite -
  • resin infiltration -
  • resonance frequency analysis -
  • restoration - the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state; the re establishment of the british monarchy in 1660; a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.; some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed; the reign of charles ii in england; 1660 1685; getting something back again; the state of being restored to its former good condition
  • restorative dentistry -
  • retained root -
  • retainer - a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment; a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone; a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
  • retrograde filling -
  • retromolar space -
  • revision - the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); the act of rewriting something; something that has been written again
  • rod sheath -
  • root - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support; (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground; a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number; a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes; the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation; the place where something begins, where it springs into being; someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent); verb take root and begin to grow; cause to take roots; plant by the roots; come into existence, originate; become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for; dig with the snout
  • root canal - the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
  • root canal therapy -
  • root end surgery -
  • root fracture -
  • root planing -
  • root resection -
  • routes of administration -
  • routine follow up care -
  • routine post delivery care -
  • routine post operative care -
  • rubber dam -
  • running room -
  • saliva - a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
  • saliva ejector -
  • salivary diagnostics -
  • salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
  • salivary glands -
  • scaling - ascent by or as if by a ladder; act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale; the act of arranging in a graduated series
  • scaling and root planing -
  • schedule of benefits -
  • schultz's rule -
  • sealant - a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
  • sealants -
  • sedation - the administration of a sedative agent or drug; a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
  • sedation dentistry -
  • sedative filling -
  • semi - a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle; a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together; one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
  • septodont -
  • serial extraction -
  • sextant - a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant; a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
  • shape - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; the visual appearance of something or someone; alternative names for the body of a human being; a perceptual structure; the supreme headquarters that advises nato on military matters and oversees all aspects of the allied command europe; the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape'); verb give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; shape or influence; give direction to
  • sialodochoplasty -
  • sialography -
  • sialolithotomy -
  • silver diammine fluoride -
  • simple fracture - an uncomplicated fracture in which the broken bones to not pierce the skin
  • single visit dentistry -
  • sinus lift -
  • smear layer -
  • smile mission -
  • smiles for diversity -
  • socket preservation -
  • sodium fluoride - a colorless crystalline salt of sodium (naf) used in fluoridation of water and to prevent tooth decay
  • soft palate - a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
  • solyman brown -
  • space maintainer -
  • special needs dentistry -
  • specialty - the special line of work you have adopted as your career; a distinguishing trait; an asset of special worth or utility
  • specification no -
  • splint - an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg); a thin sliver of wood; verb support with a splint
  • stellate reticulum -
  • stippling -
  • stomatitis - inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth
  • stratum intermedium -
  • street dentistry -
  • stress breaker -
  • striae of retzius -
  • study model -
  • subperiosteal -
  • succedaneous tooth -
  • sulcular epithelium -
  • sunstar group -
  • superior mouth -
  • supernumerary root -
  • supernumerary teeth -
  • supernumerary tooth -
  • surgical implant index -
  • sustainable dentistry -
  • suture - thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together; a seam used in surgery; an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull); verb join with a suture
  • swedish dental association -
  • swiss smile -
  • tartar - an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums; a member of the mongolian people of central asia who invaded russia in the 13th century; a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman; a salt used especially in baking powder
  • taste disorders -
  • technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry; the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
  • teeth - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
  • teeth blackening -
  • teeth cleaning -
  • teledentistry -
  • temporary - lacking continuity or regularity; not permanent; not lasting;  a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
  • temporary removable denture -
  • temporary restoration -
  • temporomandibular disorders -
  • temporomandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
  • temporomandibular joint dysfunction -
  • termination date -
  • tertiary dentin -
  • therapeutic - relating to or involved in therapy; tending to cure or restore to health;  a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  • third party provider -
  • time limit - a time period within which something must be done or completed
  • tissue conditioning -
  • titanium - a light strong grey lustrous corrosion resistant metallic element used in strong lightweight alloys (as for airplane parts); the main sources are rutile and ilmenite
  • TMD -
  • TMJ -
  • TMJD -
  • Tomes's process -
  • Tomography - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
  • tongue - the flap of material under the laces of a shoe or boot; a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity; a manner of speaking; the tongue of certain animals used as meat; any long thin projection that is transient; metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side; a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.G. A computer language; a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea; verb lick or explore with the tongue; articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
  • tooth - a means of enforcement; toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell; something resembling the tooth of an animal; one of a number of uniform projections on a gear; hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • tooth bleaching -
  • tooth bounded space -
  • tooth decay - soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • tooth filling -
  • tooth friendly -
  • tooth hemisection -
  • tooth impaction -
  • tooth mobility -
  • tooth polishing -
  • tooth regeneration -
  • tooth replantation -
  • tooth wear -
  • tooth whitening -
  • tooth worm -
  • toothfriendly international -
  • topical - of interest at the present time; pertaining to the surface of a body part; of or relating to or arranged by topics
  • torus - commonly the lowest molding at the base of a column; a ring shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle
  • tracheotomy - a surgical operation that creates an opening into the trachea with a tube inserted to provide a passage for air; performed when the pharynx is obstructed by edema or cancer or other causes
  • transdermal - through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time release forms (skin patches)
  • transillumination -
  • transitional - of or relating to or characterized by transition
  • transitional dentition -
  • transmucosal -
  • transosseous -
  • transosteal -
  • transplantation - the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location; an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
  • transplantation of tooth -
  • transseptal -
  • traumatic neuroma -
  • treatment plan -
  • treponema denticola -
  • trigeminal division block anesthesia -
  • trismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
  • tuberosity - a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
  • twin block appliance -
  • ultrasonic cleaning -
  • underwood's septa -
  • unerupted -
  • unerupted tooth -
  • unicuspid - having a single cusp or point
  • unilateral - involving only one part or side; tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only
  • universal - adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations; applicable to or common to all members of a group or set; of worldwide scope or applicability;  a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings; (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class; (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages; coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
  • universal numbering system -
  • veneer - coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood; an ornamental coating to a building; verb cover with veneer
  • veneers -
  • vertical bitewing -
  • vertical dimension -
  • vestibuloplasty -
  • vipeholm experiments -
  • viral culture -
  • waiting period -
  • water fluoridation -
  • wax pattern -
  • white roll -
  • whitening - changing to a lighter color
  • wisdom teeth -
  • wisdom tooth - any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw; the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (between ages 16 and 21)
  • women in dentistry -
  • x ray - a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to x rays; used in medical diagnosis; electromagnetic radiation of short wavelength produced when high speed electrons strike a solid target; verb take an x ray of something or somebody; examine by taking x rays
  • xerostomia - abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
  • yeast - any of various single celled fungi that reproduce asexually by budding or division; a commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey
  • zuckerkandl's tubercle -
  • zygoma implant -
  • zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
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