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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 ?
Then you would manage to stammer forth the confession that you were neither a doctor nor a dentist. Mrs.
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.
* Another case, very clearly described by a dentist, occurred at the town of Columbus, in the United States of America, quite recently.
She flitted, at the far end of it, into impenetrable regions, and I looked at the place with my heart beating as I had known it to do in the dentist's parlor.
And between the lips were teeth that had never known nor needed the dentist's care.
There was a dentist's sign, among others, which adorned the entrance, and after staring a moment at the pair of artificial jaws which slowly opened and shut to draw attention to a fine set of teeth, the young gentleman put on his coat, took his hat, and went down to post himself in the opposite doorway, saying with a smile and a shiver, "It's like her to come alone, but if she has a bad time she'll need someone to help her home."
Harriet really wished, and had wished some time, to consult a dentist. Mrs.
Passing the door of a fashionable dentist, she had met Lord Montbarry himself just leaving the house.
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.
Noel Vanstone, after nervously following his host's example, composed himself to meet the coming ordeal, with reclining head and grasping hands, in the position familiarly associated to all civilized humanity with a seat in a dentist's chair.
But it was not so easy a matter to get out of the clutches of the old wizard; he fastened on the unfortunate limb as if it were something for which he had been long seeking, and muttering some kind of incantation continued his discipline, pounding it after a fashion that set me well nigh crazy; while Mehevi, upon the same principle which prompts an affectionate mother to hold a struggling child in a dentist's chair, restrained me in his powerful grasp, and actually encouraged the wretch in this infliction of torture.
A general laugh followed this sally at the dentist's expense, in the midst of which the gleeman placed his battered harp upon his knee, and began to pick out a melody upon the frayed strings.