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a person qualified to practise dentistry

What does it mean when you dream about a dentist?

Owning to childhood associations, dentists in dreams often symbolize anxiety and fear of pain. They represent the principle of inflicting pain “for your own good.” The primary activity of dentistry is drilling and removing decayed matter, and replacing it with new dental material an activity that, in a dream, may be a metaphor for other situations in one’s life.

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Dentist employers can't put a dollar value on outstanding communication skills, especially if they are a natural trait.
In some novel genetic detective work, the group has studied the virus' DNA to determine whether the Florida dentist actually infected his patients with HIV.
Through our affiliation with Heartland Dental, I am confident we will continue operating My Dentist with the integrity and same caring heart we have always demonstrated," Dr.
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The company, spearheaded by awardwinning dentist Dr Ken Harris, provides practitioners with the support of commercial experts to look after all non-clinical back office functions.
And in Merthyr Tydfil, where children have some of the worst dental health in the UK, only 40% of children had seen a dentist in the two years to March 2010.
She gets a free paraffin hand wax treatment, blankets, a warm neck pad and video eyeglasses in which she can watch ``Seinfeld'' episodes while the dentist works on her teeth.
Six years on, there have never been so few people registered with an NHS dentist -nationally, only 45 per cent of adults.
Q: How can I help to make a visit to the dentist a positive experience for my children?
He said: ``I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure and that an NHS dentist should be freely available to all who want one.
Government claims that everyone has access to an NHS dentist are a kick in the teeth for people across the country who cannot get registered at their local dental surgery.
Through the development of new dental appliances, dentists can help patients sleep better at night by treating and curing snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep-related disorders.