Dentistry is the "evaluation, iagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body". Those in the practice of dentistry are known as dentists. Other people aiding in oral health service include dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental therapists.

Trivia about dentist

  • In 1798 George wrote to John Greenwood, a man in this profession, "I am...ready to pay what ever you may charge me"
  • As part of his "drill", this doctor often anesthetizes the mandibular & lingual nerves
  • It was the occupation of Jerry Helper, Rob & Laura Petrie's next door neighbor
  • It was the occupation of Jerry Robinson on "The Bob Newhart Show"
  • Profession shared by Jerry Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" & Jerry Robinson on "The Bob Newhart Show"
  • Like the Old West's Doc Holliday, Zane Grey was a practicing one of these in NYC before becoming a novelist
  • A scout during the war, John Greenwood is more famous as one of these; Washington was a patient