The study of dental caries and their development(noun)
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Use "cariology" in a sentence
""You can't drink erosive foods and drinks in high frequency and expect a toothpaste to protect you," says Mark S. Wolff, a professor and chairman of the department of cariology and comprehensive care at New York University College of Dentistry."
"While many of the new products claim to help on both the aesthetic and health fronts, consumers should be realistic about expectations, cautions Mark Wolff, chairman of the department of cariology (the study of decay) and comprehensive care at New York University College of Dentistry."
"BTW - Salem's geneticist and cariology appointments are tomorrow!"