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Dentistry, Operative MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Tree Number(s)
E06.323
H02.163.180
Unique ID
D003814
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003814
Annotation
clinical dentistry concerned with restoration of tooth function (filling, inlay, etc.); do not confuse with SURGERY, ORAL the dental specialty concerned with diagnosis and surgical therapy of diseases, injuries or defects of soft tissues of mouth or jaws
Scope Note
That phase of clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of parts of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development, to the state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 2d ed, p237)
Entry Version
DENT OPERATIVE
Entry Term(s)
Operative Dentistry
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65; was in Cat E only 1972-79
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/07/02
Dentistry, Operative Preferred
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