gerodontics


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ger·o·don·tics

 (jĕr′ə-dŏn′tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and problems specific to the aged.

[Greek gēras, old age; see geriatrics + odont(o)- + -ics.]

ger′o·don′tic adj.
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gerodontics

a dental specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the dental problems of the aged. — gerodontist, n.
See also: Old Age
a dental specialty concerned with the care and treatment of the dental problems of the aged. — gerodontist, n.
See also: Medical Specialties
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