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Descriptor in English: Dentistry
Descriptor in Spanish: Odontología
Descriptor in Portuguese: Odontologia
Descriptor in French: Odontologie
Tree number(s): E06
H02.163
SH1.020.020.040.020
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: /instrum = DENTAL INSTRUMENTS; DENTAL EQUIPMENT or other specifics; /legislation & jurisprudence = LEGISLATION, DENTAL or DENTISTRY + JURISPRUDENCE or FORENSIC DENTISTRY; veterinary dentistry = DENTISTRY /vet + VETERINARY MEDICINE
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: AVIATION DENTISTRY was heading 1965-79
See also the descriptors: Dental Equipment MeSH
Dental Instruments MeSH
Economics, Dental MeSH
Education, Dental MeSH
History of Dentistry MeSH
Legislation, Dental MeSH
Oral Medicine MeSH
DeCS UI: 3828
Descriptor UI: D003813
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Dentistry - Preferred
Concept UI M0005961
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Dentistry



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