A dentist treats a patient wi the help o a dental assistant.
|Heal care an cosmesis|
|Dental Degree, Medical Degree|
Dentistry is a brainch o medicin that is ensorlt in the study, diagnosis, forfendin, an treatment o diseases, disorders an condeetions o the oral cavity, commonly in the denteetion but the oral mucosa, an o adjacent an relatit structurs an tishies forby, pairteecularly in the maxillofacial (jaw an facial) aurie. Awtho primarily associatit wi teeth amang the general public, the field o dentistry or dental medicin isna limitit tae teeth but includes ither aspects o the craniofacial complex includin the temperomandibular an ither supportin structurs. The term dentistry comes frae odontology (frae Auncient Greek ὀδούς (odoús, "tuith")) – the study o the structur, development, an abnormalities o the teeth. Acause thare substantial owerlap in thir concept, dentistry is aften unnerstuid tae subsume the nou lairgely defunct medical specialty o stomatology (the study o the mooth an its disorders an diseases), for that raison the twa terms is uised interchyngeably in certain pairts.
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- Whether Dentists is refert tae as "Doctor" is subject tae geografic variation. In the UK, dentists haes tradeetionally been refert tae as "Mister" as thay identified thaimsels wi barber surgeons mair nor physicianss (as dae surgeons in the UK, see Surgeon#Teetles). Housomever mair UK dentists nou refer tae thaimsels as "Doctor", awtho this wis considert tae be potentially misleadin bi the Breetish public in a single report (see Costley an Fawcett 2010).
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- Neil Costley; Jo Fawcett (November 2010). General Dental Council Patient and Public Attitudes to Standards for Dental Professionals, Ethical Guidance and Use of the Term Doctor (Report). General Dental Council/George Street Research. Archived frae the original (pdf) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 11 Januar 2017.
- "Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms". American Dental Association. Archived frae the original on 6 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 1 Februar 2014.
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