Meaning of “dentistry” in the English Dictionary

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"dentistry" in British English

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dentistrynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈden.tɪ.stri/ us /ˈden.t̬ɪ.stri/

Examples from literature

  • For the first time in his life he wished that he had adopted the profession of dentistry. 
  • General summary of personal appearance: Nice teeth on which a little dentistry will work wonders. 
  • He studied dentistry in Philadelphia, lived there several years, obtained his papers, and became an American citizen. 
  • Hypnotism has been tried extensively for painless dentistry, but with many cases of failure, which got into the courts and thoroughly discredited the attempt except in very special cases. 
  • When the great revival in surgery came in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries it is not surprising that there should also have been an important renewal of interest in dentistry. 

(Definition of “dentistry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dentistry" in American English

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dentistrynoun [ U ]

us /ˈdent·ə·stri/

the work or science of treating people’s teeth:

Where did Dr. Yee study dentistry?

(Definition of “dentistry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)