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HMO or DMO:
health (dental) maintenance organization which specifies a health care (dental) provider a patient may see. Profitability depends on minimization of treatment.

Hydrogen peroxide:
disinfecting solution used in dental irrigation procedures or as mouth rinse

Hygienist:
dental auxiliary who cleans teeth and provides patient education; administers local anesthetic, nitrous oxide and performs periodontal scaling

Hyperemia:
increased blood flow; may cause dental sensitivity to temperature and sweets;
may precede an abscess