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Definition of "dental" []

  • Of, relating to, or for the teeth: dental caps. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry: dental work; dental bills. (adjective)
  • Linguistics Articulated with the tip of the tongue near or against the upper front teeth: the English dental consonants t and d. (adjective)
  • Linguistics A dental consonant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dental" in a sentence
  • "Two things can greatly reduce the cost of adequate dental care: popular education about dental health, and the training of primary health workers as ‘dental health promoters’."
  • "She is noted for her painless drilling and she is a specialist in dental implants."
  • "Unfortunately, this career path is blocked by occupational licensing requirements, which prevent many otherwise capable students from pursuing careers in dental hygiene, physical therapy, or similar professions."