What does dentist mean?

Definitions for dentistˈdɛn tɪst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dentist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dentist, tooth doctor, dental practitioner(noun)

    a person qualified to practice dentistry


  1. dentist(Noun)

    A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.

  2. Origin: From dentiste.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dentist(noun)

    one whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon

  2. Origin: [From L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dentiste. See Tooth.]


  1. Dentist

    A dentist, also known as a 'dental surgeon', is a health care practitioner that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aides in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some states, dental therapists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dentist

    den′tist, n. one who remedies diseases of the teeth, or inserts artificial teeth.—v.i. Den′tise, to cut one's teeth.—ns. Den′tistry, the business of a dentist; Denti′tion, the cutting or growing of teeth: the conformation, number, and arrangement of the teeth.

Editors Contribution

  1. Dentist

    A qualified professional whose role is to provide dental treatment.

    The dentist provided affordable dental treatment to his clients.

  2. dentist

    A person with the appropriate experience, skills, training and qualifications whose occupation or profession is to maintain the teeth of their client or customer.

    My sister aspires to be a dentist and has completed work experience as a dental assistant and loved it so has applied for college.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dentist' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3881


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dentist in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dentist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Meyers:

    When life is kicking others in the teeth, Become a dentist.

  2. Anthoula Papazoi:

    No, we don't. Go get ready for the dentist, do we have milk?

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Four out of Five Dentist think that the Fifth Dentist is an idiot.

  4. Thmeka Curry:

    The dentist was telling me everything she did with his teeth, and she was going to check to see if he was awake yet.

  5. Frank Strietzel:

    If the patient will not follow the advice of the dentist, there is a risk of undetected inflammation around the implants, a dental implant is a foreign body like a prosthesis, which requires regular observation.

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