Part of speech: noun

One who operates on the teeth.

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Usage examples "dentist":

  1. By the ancient priestly law a dentist is not allowed to treat a deaf man, nor a surgeon for broken bones a patient who is suffering from a disease of the bowels, even though he should have a first rate knowledge of internal complaints. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. He said he was sending to France for a dentist: or was it Germany, for some lady's eyes? - "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
  3. Mr. Gardette, Dentist, respectfully informs the public that he is arrived in George Town, where he proposes staying two weeks or thereabouts. - "A Portrait of Old George Town", Grace Dunlop Ecker.