Inappropriate use or treatment of materials, techniques, persons, programmes, or language. See also child abuse.
(gwed-ĕl)an oropharyngeal airway used in anaesthesia and resuscitation. [A. E. Guedel (20th century), US anaesthetist]
The anterior part of the upper primitive molar tooth which usually carries three cusps (protocone, paracone, and metacone).
N.A very thin sheet of metal, usually gold, platinum, or tin. Cohesive gold foil is pure (24 carat) gold which, when condensed at room temperature against another piece of foil, will cohere or weld ...
[E. Clapton (1830–1909), English physician] A greenish discoloration of the marginal gingivae caused by chronic copper poisoning.
A venereal wart which may occur in the oral cavity. They present as pink soft papillary lesions.
A cavity whose shape is flared, created to provide a retentive lock for a direct or indirect restoration.
A lay term used to describe any orthodontic appliance, most commonly those with visible wires, bands, or brackets.
The membrane that covers the muscular layer of the pharynx and is continued forward onto the buccinator muscle.
A reaction to tooth trauma resulting in partial or complete obliteration of the pulp chamber by secondary dentine.
A surgical procedure utilizing a synthetic material, i.e. a material not from the human body.
An amorphous zone on the dentine surface into which adhesive agents can flow. See also hybrid layer.
A three-dimensional range of mandibular movement which can take place during normal function. See also Posselt's envelope.
The separation of the opposing occlusal surfaces of the upper and lower teeth by movement of the mandible.
A thin unmineralized layer present on the surface of developing cementum. Also known as precementum and uncalcified cementum.
[G. S. Monson (1869–1933), American dentist] The curve of occlusion of natural teeth in which each cusp and incisal edge touches or conforms to a segment of the surface of a sphere 20.3cm (8in.) in ...
Describing that which is outside or external to the body of a tooth such as an artificial crown.
A solution, gel, or varnish applied topically to a sensitive area of a tooth. See also dentine hypersensitivity.
(fsd)The distance between the focal spot of the x-ray tube (where x-rays are produced) marked with a red dot on the intra-oral x-ray head to the skin surface of the patient. For the long cone ...
The point of the angle between the septum of the nose and the surface of the upper lip.