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Establishment

Subject: Religion

In ecclesiastical usage, the recognition by the State of a particular Church as that of the State. In OT Judaism and in much of the ancient world, religious observance was part of the ...

British Dental Association

British Dental Association  

(BDA)The professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK, founded in 1880. It develops policies to represent dentists in the different spheres of clinical practice and teaching ...
mutan

mutan  

A water-insoluble polymer of glucose produced by Streptococcus mutans. It may facilitate its establishment in dental plaque since such polymers are necessary for the adherence of S. mutans to enamel.
Archibald Leman Cochrane

Archibald Leman Cochrane  

(1908-1988) He was born in Galashiels, Scotland and obtained his medical degree in 1938. During World War II he worked as a medical officer and became a prisoner of war in 1941. In 1948 he joined the ...
Sir Wilfred Fish

Sir Wilfred Fish  

(1894–1974) Fish qualified in dentistry at the University of Manchester in 1914 and after the First World War joined the staff of the Royal Dental Hospital, London, where he was awarded a DSc for his ...
accreditation

accreditation n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
23 words

... n. A process of formal recognition by a professional external body whereby an educational establishment or programme meets certain agreed quality...

British Dental Association

British Dental Association   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
34 words

...Dental Association ( BDA ) The professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK, founded in 1880 . It develops policies to represent dentists in the different spheres of clinical practice and teaching establishments...

mutan

mutan n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
32 words

... n. A water-insoluble polymer of glucose produced by Streptococcus mutans . It may facilitate its establishment in dental plaque since such polymers are necessary for the adherence of S. mutans to...

Cochrane, Archibald Leman

Cochrane, Archibald Leman (1909-1988)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
195 words

...Cochrane is best known for his enthusiastic advocacy of randomized controlled trials and the importance of these in determining effective health care interventions. His ideas eventually led to the development of the Cochrane Library database of systematic reviews, the establishment of the first UK Cochrane Centre in Oxford in 1992 and the founding of the international Cochrane Collaboration in 1993...

Fish, Sir Wilfred

Fish, Sir Wilfred (1894–1974)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
237 words

...of Manchester in 1914 and after the First World War joined the staff of the Royal Dental Hospital, London, where he was awarded a DSc for his research into the anatomical, physiological, and pathological factors that determine oral function and disorders. This led to the establishment of a periodontal clinic at the Royal Dental Hospital and the inauguration of the British Society of Periodontology, of which Fish was the first president. He later became president of the Odontological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and an honorary fellow of the...

Streptococcus

Streptococcus n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Dentistry

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Medicine and health, Dentistry
Length:
300 words

...development of dental caries because of its ready ability to metabolize sucrose to lactic acid and a number of distinct polymers which help its adherence to tooth enamel. It also produces a highly branched water-insoluble polysaccharide called mutan that may facilitate its establishment in dental plaque . Recent evidence has emerged, however, that S. mutans is not alone in having acidogenic and aciduric properties and being able to produce extracellular polymers capable of promoting plaque formation. Together with Lactobacillus , S. mutans is one of...

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