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den·ti·tion

 (dĕn-tĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The type, number, and arrangement of a set of teeth.
2. The process of growing new teeth; teething.

[Latin dentītiō, dentītiōn-, from dentītus, past participle of dentīre, to teethe, from dēns, dent-, tooth; see dentist.]

dentition

(dɛnˈtɪʃən)
n
1. (Dentistry) the arrangement, type, and number of the teeth in a particular species. Man has a primary dentition of deciduous teeth and a secondary dentition of permanent teeth
2. (Dentistry) teething or the time or process of teething
[C17: from Latin dentītiō a teething]

den•ti•tion

(dɛnˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the makeup of a set of teeth including their kind, number, and arrangement.
2. the cutting of the teeth.
[1605–15; < Latin dentītiō=dentī(re) to cut teeth, teethe + -tiō -tion]

den·ti·tion

(dĕn-tĭsh′ən)
The type, number, and arrangement of teeth in an animal species. In mammals, dentition consists of several different types of teeth, including incisors, canines, and molars. The teeth of toothed fish and reptiles are usually of only one type.

dentition

the production or cutting of teeth; teething. Also called odontogeny.
See also: Teeth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dentition - the eruption through the gums of baby teethdentition - the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
precocious dentition - teething at an earlier age than expected
2.dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animaldentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
primary dentition - dentition of deciduous teeth
secondary dentition - dentition of permanent teeth
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
Translations

dentition

[denˈtɪʃən] Ndentición f

dentition

n (= process of teething)Zahnen nt, → Dentition f (spec); (= arrangement of teeth)Gebissform f

dentition

[dɛnˈtɪʃn] n (teeth) → dentatura; (teething) → dentizione f

den·ti·tion

n. dentición, brote de los dientes;
___ primary___ primaria [first teeth] o dientes de leche;
___, secondary___ secundaria o dientes permanentes.
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Variation in number of cusps in human dentition can be a diagnostic tool in clinical dental research and anthropology for characterizing and classifying various ethnic groups.1 Cusps which basically build the occusal surface of dentition also vary in number within different species of primates' also.2 Various studies have shown different results regarding the presence of cusp numbers in mandibular molars to show whether they show the ethnicity or not.
Camouflage treatment of mild Class III malocclusion may include distalization of mandibular dentition besides a number of other treatment modalities.
Objective: To determine the dimensional changes in the mandibular arch of untreated subjects during the late mixed dentition stage.
A father along with his two sons presented to us with complaints of small sized dentition and gaps between teeth.
One normal cranial bone with normal tooth, complete dentition and symmetrical arch were selected and scanned with cone-beam CT (KAVO, German).
The Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS) is a very rare syndrome of autosomal recessive inheritance characterized by palmoplantar hyperkeratosis and early onset periodontitis, leading to premature loss of both primary and permanent dentition. We report three cases of PLS in the same family who presented with all characteristic features.
The prevalence of dental caries in the primary teeth calculated according to the CAST instrument was 74.47% and the WHO criteria was 76.47% and for the permanent dentition it was 9.93% for CAST instrument and 10.11% for WHO criteria respectively, showing a high level of agreement.
The dento-alveolar trauma records included the patient's gender, age, affected dentition and localization (lips, gums, cheeks, palate, floor of the mouth, and tongue), classification of soft tissue injury (abrasion, laceration, contusion, and mixed), and the time interval between trauma and treatment.
Special considerations must be given to force application, particularly its magnitude and duration, in a dentition that demonstrates a reduced periodontal support mechanism.
It covers the anatomy of the mouth and its surrounding cranial structures and the orientation in the oral cavity; the importance of evolutionary theory to explain the orofacial structures; general principles of morphogenesis; the prenatal and postnatal development of the orofacial region; tooth development; the structural makeup of dental enamel, dentin, roots, and pulp; the different structures of the periodontium; the oral mucosa; the salivary glands; the role of the immune system; the development of the dentition and eruption of the teeth; and the temporomandibular joint.
Intra-orally, the case was in mixed dentition stage with bilateral Class II half-unit molar relationship (as a result of mesial migration of upper first molars), on a skeletal Class-I base.