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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 ?
But I am neither a doctor nor a dentist," said Miss Leeson, with a shiver.
Parker gave her the incredulous, pitying, sneering, icy stare that she kept for those who failed to qualify as doctors or dentists, and led the way to the second floor back.
With a long, weary hoist the jaw is dragged on board, as if it were an anchor; and when the proper time comes --some few days after the other work --Queequeg, Daggoo, and Tashtego, being all accomplished dentists, are set to drawing teeth.
In my jaw are cunning artifices of the dentists which replace the parts of me already gone.
To perform different dental procedures a dentist requires good psychomotor skills, visual acuity, manual dexterity and capability to maintain adequate posture for longer periods of time.
SPA) JEDDAH: Dentist jobs will only be assigned to Saudis, as the Ministry of Labor and Social Development said Tuesday it would stop recruiting dentists from abroad.
It is not meaningful to discuss the average earnings of an average dentist as there is great variation in the different financial arrangements.
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.
No, not on that," gestured the dentist and I opened my mouth and bit my teeth again together as the nurse quickly pulled out the hose.
Dentist Direct has been formed to offer dentists a route towards running their own business, opening practices throughout the UK in prime arterial road locations with high visibility signage and car parking.
But the statistics also reveal that less than a third of adults in Gwynedd and Pembrokeshire have seen a dentist in the past two years.