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DENTAL PRACTITIONER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dental practitioner mean? 

DENTAL PRACTITIONER (noun)
  The noun DENTAL PRACTITIONER has 1 sense:

1. a person qualified to practice dentistry

  Familiarity information: DENTAL PRACTITIONER used as a noun is very rare.


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DENTAL PRACTITIONER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person qualified to practice dentistry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dental practitioner; dentist; tooth doctor

Hypernyms ("dental practitioner" is a kind of...):

medical man; medical practitioner (someone who practices medicine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dental practitioner"):

dental surgeon (a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures)

endodontist (a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve)

exodontist (a dentist specializing in the extraction of teeth)

orthodontist (a dentist specializing in the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth)

pedodontist (a dentist who specializes in the care of children's teeth)

periodontist (a dentist specializing in diseases of the gums and other structure surrounding the teeth)

prosthodontist (a dentist who is expert in prosthodontics)


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