The practice of dentistry concerned with preventive as well as diagnostic and treatment programs in a circumscribed population.
That phase of clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of parts of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development, to the state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 2d ed, p237)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of older people.
An approach or process of practicing oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinical relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. (from J Am Dent Assoc 134: 689, 2003)
Community Health Services
Public Health Dentistry
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.
Education, Dental, Graduate
The practice of dentistry as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.
Control, direction and financing of the total dental care of the population by a national government.
Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
General Practice, Dental
Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.
Community Health Planning
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Community Health Workers
Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.
Practice Management, Dental
Dental Restoration, Permanent
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Dental Service, Hospital
Hospital department providing dental care.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
Dental Care for Aged
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Comprehensive Dental Care
Dentist's Practice Patterns
Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
Dental Care for Children
Community Health Centers
Dental Care for Chronically Ill
Dental Care for Disabled
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community Mental Health Services
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
Community Pharmacy Services
American Dental Association
Professional society representing the field of dentistry.
Education, Dental, Continuing
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
The granting of a license to practice dentistry.
Theoretical models which propose methods of learning or teaching as a basis or adjunct to changes in attitude or behavior. These educational interventions are usually applied in the fields of health and patient education but are not restricted to patient care.
Dental Cavity Preparation
An operation in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain restorations. A constant requirement is provision for prevention of failure of the restoration through recurrence of decay or inadequate resistance to applied stresses. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239-40)