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DDS:
Doctor of Dental Surgery - equivalent to DMD

DMD:
Doctor of Medical Dentistry - equivalent to DDS

Decay:
destruction of tooth structure caused by toxins produced by bacteria

Deciduous teeth:
commonly called "baby teeth," the first set of (usually) twenty teeth

Dentin:
inner layer of tooth structure, immediately under the surface enamel

Dental implant:
a (usually) titanium cylinder surgically placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw to provide support for a dental restoration or appliance

Dentition:
the arrangement of natural or artificial teeth in the mouth

Denture:
removable (partial or complete) set of artificial teeth

Denturism:
the production of dentures dispensed directly by laboratory technicians

Diastema:
space between teeth