1. [syn: dentist, tooth doctor, dental practitioner]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dentist \Den"tist\, n. [From L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F.
dentiste. See Tooth.]
One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural
teeth, and to make and insert artificial ones; a dental
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person qualified to practice dentistry [syn: dentist,
tooth doctor, dental practitioner]
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
DENTIST, n. A prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth,
pulls coins out of your pocket.