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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.

Year introduced: AVIATION DENTISTRY was heading 1965-1979

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Evidence-Based Dentistry

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)

Year introduced: 2009

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State Dentistry

Control, direction and financing of the total dental care of the population by a national government.

Year introduced: 1965

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School Dentistry

Preventive dental services provided for students in primary and secondary schools.

Year introduced: 1974(1972)

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Public Health Dentistry

A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.

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Preventive Dentistry

The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.

Year introduced: 1965

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Pediatric Dentistry

The practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.

Year introduced: 1993

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Occupational Dentistry

The branch of dentistry concerned with maintaining oral health of employees in occupational environments.

Year introduced: 1982

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Military Dentistry

The practice of dentistry as applied to special circumstances associated with military operations.

Year introduced: 1965

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History of Dentistry

Study of past events and development in the field of DENTISTRY.

Year introduced: 1965

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Geriatric Dentistry

The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of older people.

Year introduced: 1966

12.

Forensic Dentistry

The application of dental knowledge to questions of law.

Year introduced: 1965

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Dentistry, Operative

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)

Year introduced: 1965

14.

Community Dentistry

The practice of dentistry concerned with preventive as well as diagnostic and treatment programs in a circumscribed population.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Dental Care for Disabled

Dental care for the emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled patient. It does not include dental care for the chronically ill ( = DENTAL CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL).

Year introduced: 1993

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Dental Care for Chronically Ill

Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.

Year introduced: 1994

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Dental Care for Children

The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.

Year introduced: 1996

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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.

Year introduced: 1991

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Prosthodontics

A dental specialty concerned with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing TEETH and related structures by artificial devices or DENTAL PROSTHESES.

Year introduced: 1965

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Esthetics, Dental

Skills, techniques, standards, and principles used to improve the art and symmetry of the teeth and face to improve the appearance as well as the function of the teeth, mouth, and face. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p108)

Year introduced: 1965

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