Dentist vs. Odontologist

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  • Dentist

    A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist’s supporting team aids in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some states, dental therapists.

  • Dentist (noun)

    A medical doctor who specializes in dentistry.

  • Odontologist (noun)

    One who studies teeth.

  • Dentist (noun)

    a person who is qualified to treat diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums, especially the repair and extraction of teeth and the insertion of artificial ones

    “a leather dentist’s chair”

    “his mouth is still sore from his visit to the dentist’s”

Oxford Dictionary

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