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den·tist

 (dĕn′tĭst)
n.
A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.

[French dentiste, from dent, tooth, from Old French, from Latin dēns, dent-; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

dentist

(ˈdɛntɪst)
n
(Dentistry) a person qualified to practise dentistry
[C18: from French dentiste, from dent tooth]

den•tist

(ˈdɛn tɪst)

n.
a person whose profession is dentistry.
[1750–60; < French dentiste=dent tooth (see dent2) + -iste -ist]

dentist

Specialist in the care of the teeth and gums, and the treatment of oral disease and decay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dentist - a person qualified to practice dentistrydentist - a person qualified to practice dentistry
dental surgeon - a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures
endodontist - a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve
exodontist - a dentist specializing in the extraction of teeth
medical man, medical practitioner - someone who practices medicine
orthodontist - a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth
pedodontist - a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth
periodontist - a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth
prosthodontist - a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics
Translations
طَبيب أسْنانطَبِيبُ الَأسْنانطبيب الاسنان
зъболекар
zubař
tandlæge
dentisto
hammaslääkäri
zubar
fogorvosfogász
dokter gigi
tannlæknir
歯科医
치과의사
dantistasstomatologija
zobārsts
dentist
zubár
zobozdravnik
tandläkare
หมอฟัน
dişçidiş hekimidiş tabibi
дантист
nha sĩ

dentist

[ˈdentɪst] Ndentista mf, odontólogo/a m/f
at the dentist'sen el dentista
dentist's chairsilla f del dentista
dentist's surgery; dentist's office (US) → clínica f dental, consultorio m dental

dentist

[ˈdɛntɪst] ndentiste mf
Catherine is a dentist → Catherine est dentiste.
dentist's surgery (British)cabinet m de dentiste
the dentist, the dentist's → le dentiste
at the dentist's → chez le dentiste(la)

dentist

nZahnarzt m, → Zahnärztin f; at the dentist(’s)beim Zahnarzt

dentist

[ˈdɛntɪst] ndentista m/f
dentist's chair → poltrona del dentista
dentist's surgery (Brit) → studio dentistico

dentist

(ˈdentist) noun
a person who cares for diseases etc of the teeth, by filling or removing them etc. Our dentist is very careful; I hate going to the dentist.
ˈdentistry noun
a dentist's work.

dentist

طَبِيبُ الَأسْنان zubař tandlæge Zahnarzt οδοντίατρος dentista hammaslääkäri dentiste zubar dentista 歯科医 치과의사 tandarts tannlege dentysta dentista стоматолог tandläkare หมอฟัน dişçi nha sĩ 牙医

den·tist

n. dentista.
Dentist   

dentist

n odontólogo -ga mf, dentista mf
References in classic literature ?
With a long, weary hoist the jaw is dragged on board, as if it were an anchor; and when the proper time comes --some few days after the other work --Queequeg, Daggoo, and Tashtego, being all accomplished dentists, are set to drawing teeth.
It reminds a person of those dentists who secure your instant and breathless interest in a tooth by taking a grip on it with the forceps, and then stand there and drawl through a tedious anecdote before they give the dreaded jerk.
I'll give you the cues -- it will all be over (as the dentists say) in no time.
A tender young cork, however, would have had no more chance against a pair of corkscrews, or a tender young tooth against a pair of dentists, or a little shuttlecock against two battledores, than I had against Uriah and Mrs.
In my jaw are cunning artifices of the dentists which replace the parts of me already gone.
Parker gave her the incredulous, pitying, sneering, icy stare that she kept for those who failed to qualify as doctors or dentists, and led the way to the second floor back.
The operator had married the daughter of a dentist who was the youngest of three sisters.
His teeth were white and regular--so sound that he had never been to a dentist in his life.
John Knightley was delighted to be of use; any thing of ill health was a recommendation to herand though not so fond of a dentist as of a Mr.
I embrace this opportunity of remarking that he washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.
Next minute "the unobstructed beam" was shining right into the knapsack itself, for all the world like one of those little demon electric lights with which the dentist makes a momentary treasure-cave of your distended jaws, flashing with startled stalactite.
I will not accept as the crown of my desires a block of buildings with tenements for the poor on a lease of a thousand years, and perhaps with a sign-board of a dentist hanging out.