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DMD

    Doctor of Medical Dentistry - equivalent to DDS.

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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.

Medical
Pertaining to Medicine.

Dentistry
The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.

DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery - equivalent to DMD.



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DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery - equivalent to DMD.

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

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

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

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

Dentition
The arrangement of natural or artificial teeth in the mouth.

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