• WordNet 3.6
    • n dentist a person qualified to practice dentistry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The electric chair was invented by a dentist
    • n dentist One whose profession it is to clean and extract teeth, repair them when diseased, and extract teeth, repair, them when diseased, and replace them when necessary by artificial ones; one who practises dental surgery and mechanical dentistry; a dental surgeon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A dentist from Buffalo New York named Alfred P. Southwick invented the electric chair.
    • n Dentist den′tist one who remedies diseases of the teeth, or inserts artificial teeth
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  • John Maynard Keynes
    “If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.”
  • Evelyn Waugh
    “All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.”
  • Gerhard Kocher
    “Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention?”


In literature:

There is something very symbolic of Shaw in the fact that his farce begins in a dentist's.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
He started to go out, then stopped with the realization he had no money of his own to pay a dentist for the extraction and a bridge.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
The Association furnishes equipment, dentists, and assistants.
"Health Work in the Public Schools" by Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres
For instance, if you have any bad teeth you should at once go to a good dentist and have them attended to.
"How to Eat" by Thomas Clark Hinkle
Now it is Aggie's misfortune to have lost her own teeth some years ago, owing to a country dentist who did not know his business.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Perhaps some of our fashionable dentists may be able to aid him by a suggestion.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
Just as physicians, surgeons and dentists must all have licenses.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
One of her favorite boasts was that she had never been to a dentist.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
There were no dentists.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
Draw What does a dentist do?
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
They would keep the dentist busy.
"Mary's Rainbow" by Mary Edward Feehan
Messrs. Wrench and son (eminent dentists).
"Stories of Comedy" by Various
Dentists, v, 207; vi, 70.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I just wondered if you'd mind taking Joan to the dentist's.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Dr. W. A. Huff, a dentist, started to South Peru with an unknown man Tuesday night.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
It was the same sort of reluctance that you feel when you start out to visit the dentist for a roaring tooth.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
It was like spending a few days at the dentist's.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Note 23, page 39: Scouts as well as anybody else should have their teeth approved of by a dentist, before starting out on the long trail.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
One is a dentist in Muskogge, Dr. Andrew Hutson.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Dentists at first pulled teeth and put in new ones.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee

In poetry:

Sitting in the dentist's chair,
Wishing that I wasn't there,
To forget and pass the time
I have made this bit of rhyme.
"My Dentist" by Robert W Service
No! Pay the dentist when he leaves
A fracture in your jaw,
And pay the owner of the bear
That stunned you with his paw,
And buy the lobster that has had
Your knuckles in his claw;
"The Music-Grinders" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Says Polly Crump: "A gummy grin
Don't help to make one's business active;
We gels wot gains our bread by sin
Have got to make ourselves attractive.
I hope yer dentist was no rook?"
Says I: "A quid is what he took."
"The Front Tooth" by Robert W Service

In news:

"It's an astounding amount of decay," said Dr Joseph Greene, a pediatric dentist in Harrisonburg.
The Dentist's Chair: What is preferred to fill tooth decay .
Cambridge dentist on a mission to reduce tooth decay .
Maria Lopez Howell, a dentist and spokeswoman for the American Dental Association, comes clean.
In this case, he's a dentist.
There's now a new toothbrush that – get this – tracks the way you brush your teeth, sends the information to an app on your smartphone, and can report that to your dentist.
I assume YOU lie to your dentist about how you take care of your teeth.
But there's a new toothbrush about to hit the market that wants to RAT YOU OUT to your dentist.
Bogus dentist accused of kissing buttocks of woman with toothache .
I started my week off in the dentist's chair -- not the best way to begin.
I really like my dentist.
Eight years ago, dentist Steve Seigars saw a NOVA episode on 12th-century trebuchets -- and it changed his life.
Here's a shocking truth about dentistry today: dentists are sick and tired of patients saying yes.
Two dentist offices in the Yuma area are working to bring trick or treat to members of the United States military stationed overseas.
Vengeful Polish dentist story reported to be a hoax.

In science:

The most realistic simulations to date have been conducted by Heinz et al. (2006), who employ the dentist’s drill model combined with a dynamical cluster initial setup to avoid some of the issues other more idealized simulations have.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
Presumably in the absence of attention from the Keen Amateur Dentist.
Astrophysics in 2005
Especially since the Keen Amateur Dentist sometimes now sits there.
Astrophysics in 2005
Rectangular parallelepipeds, flummery being of Welsh origin, like the Keen Amateur Dentist.
Astrophysics in 2006
The Rounded Dipole is a new-comer to this series (who can stand for several of the colleagues cited in Sect. 4), and is not to be confused with the Keen Amateur Dentist, who is very slender, The Faustian Acquaintance, whose picture appears in Nature 442, 238, or The Medical Musician, who is rotund and bipolar.
Astrophysics in 2006
Just out of period, we ourselves were quoted as having said something was “reasonable,” when the actual remark was “as good as one could reasonably have expected.” (and we have tried hard to learn the lesson taught by The Keen Amateur Dentist that, if one doesn’t expect much, one is less likely to be disappointed).
Astrophysics in 2006
He won’t mind either, but astronomy is liable to lose out to the biologists (cf. percentage of top downloads from Nature above!) in festivities, or so says the keen amateur successor to the first dentist (Coppa et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
We got $6500 in 1969 and took it to an institution where it made us the second best paid person on the staff (after the professor and director) according to the Keen Amateur Dentist, who in those days was a mere postdoc himself.
Astrophysics in 2006
Johnson, Stefan Jordan, Victoria Kaspi, Keen Amateur Dentist, Vladislaw Kobychev, Michael Kurtz, Sergej Levshakov, Richard Lieu, Oleg Malkov, Oliver K.
Astrophysics in 2006
Temporal variation in precession parameters, as long as twosided and instigated at the jet launch point by angular momentum changes (e.g. caused by variation in the fuelling), are properly described as precession and are distinct from Scheuer’s (1982) Dentist’s Drill phenomenon.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
That phenomenon is a response of a jet, on one side of a source, to local conditions (for example, buoyancy effects corresponding to local motions or inhomogeneities); Figure 5 is a reminder that dentists’ drills on Earth are one-sided.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
The dentists’ drill model in its originally conceived one-sided form, devised by Scheuer (1982). (b) A less-plausible, 2-sided version used by an imaginary dentist.
Radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars: one population, different epochs of observation
For example, the feeling of pain when the dentist pulls a tooth is misinform (as far as the dentist pulls the right tooth, of course).
Comparison between the two definitions of AI