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  DDS



DDS

    Doctor of Dental Surgery - equivalent to DMD.

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Doctor
1. One whose occupation is to treat diseases, particularly a physician, dentist, or veterinarian with an appropriate license. 2. A teacher (particularly at a college or university), a scholar, or one who holds a postgraduate degree (especially a Ph.D. degree). 3. A shaman.

Surgery
Treating diseases or other medical conditions by operating on a patient to remove or repair parts of the body.

DMD
Doctor of Medical Dentistry - equivalent to DDS.



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DDS

DMD
Doctor of Medical Dentistry - equivalent to DDS.

Decay
Destruction of tooth structure caused by toxins produced by bacteria.

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Commonly called "baby teeth," the first set of (usually) twenty teeth.

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Inner layer of tooth structure, immediately under the surface enamel.

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A (usually) titanium cylinder surgically placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw to provide support for a dental restoration or appliance.

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