The word "dental" is usually an adjective that is used to describe your teeth.

  • Joe needed some dental work done.
  • Have you had any dental work done recently.
  • Dental health is important to your overall health.
  • A dental assistant helps a dentist work on a patient’s teeth.
  • A person who wants to become a dentist studies dentistry and learns about the newest dental practices.
  • A dental hygienist is a person who cleans, polishes, and helps protect your teeth.

dentist and patient He’s getting some dental work done.

The word "dental" might be used as a noun when referring to insurance coverage.

  • The company that wants to hire George is offering him medical and dental.
  • My insurance covers medical expenses but not dental.

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March 4, 2015