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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.

References in classic literature ?
Then you would manage to stammer forth the confession that you were neither a doctor nor a dentist.
But I am neither a doctor nor a dentist," said Miss Leeson, with a shiver.
We are like a dentist whose work suffers because he is afraid of hurting his patient.
Some day, when I meet a dentist with a pair of forceps, I'm going to have it pulled.
Study was conducted to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and associated risk factors among dentists in Lahore.
LULWA SHALHOUB The purpose is to reduce unemployment among Saudi dentists and dental school graduates.
NHS Digital, the new trading name of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), today released details of the earnings and expenses of General Dental Services (GDS) dentists in NI in 2014/15.
com)-- A new dentist directory website showcasing the best dentists in Kane County has been launched.
THE DENTISTS (Monday, 9pm, ITV) WHETHER it's the whizz of the drill, the tension in the waiting room or the click and crack as a tooth is pulled out - the dentist is a location that sets our teeth on edge.
It's because of our irrational fear that dentists are usually depicted as villains in movies.
A NEW dental group has been launched in the North-east which aims to help more than 100 dentists set up their own practice using a unique joint venture model that allows dentists to operate from a new practice for a minimum cash outlay.
Prior to the Chicago Dental Society's (CDS) 146th annual Midwinter Meeting, more than 300 of the society's member dentists responded to a survey covering current trends, dental care tips and more.