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Dentistry is the practice of dental surgery[?]. In most countries, to become a qualified dentist[?], one needs several years of training in a university and some years of practical experience working with actual patients' dentition. In Australia, graduating dentists have a B.D.S. degree (Bachelor of Dental Surgery).

Need a good writeup on the history of dentistry. There's a good writeup here but I don't want to plagiarise. [1] (http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=15404)

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tooth -- bruxism -- endodontics[?] -- periodontics[?] -- orthodontics[?] -- implants[?] -- oral surgery[?] -- temporomandibular joint disease -- prosthodontics[?] maxillofacial reconstruction?[?] -- toothbrush -- waterpik[?] -- plaque remover[?] -- laboratory technology[?] -- ceramics -- occlusion[?]

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