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Glossary – Dental Terminology


  • 360 TourThe 360 degree image of an area of a dental practice
  • 3D Imaging (CBCT)Cone Beam Computed Tomography that scans the mouth to provide a visual 3D image.
  • CAD/CAMComputer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing to improve the design and creation of dental restorations
  • ConnectDentalA unique opportunity Henry Schein Dental gives to customers by providing integrated technologies and platforms
  • Dental AssistantSomeone who provides assistance to the doctor during dental treatment
  • Dental Conventions and SeminarsDental events happening in North America
  • Dental HygienestSomeone who specializes in providing full oral healthcare
  • EndodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in the roots and soft matter below the tooth
  • Front OfficeDental technology includes: computer hardware and practice management software
  • Front OfficeDental technology includes: computer hardware and practice management software
  • Imaging Dental equipment & technology includes: cameras; caries detection; dental film processors; dental x-ray processors; extraoral imaging; intraoral imaging
  • Integrated Design StudioHenry Schein’s dedicated design team of designers focused on building a foundation for functional, creative, and innovative dental office design.
  • LabAn area of a dental practice where dentists perform lab duties
  • Mechanical RoomDental equipment includes: amalgam separation, dental air compressors, and dental vacuums
  • OperatoriesThe area of a dental practice designated for patient treatment
  • Oral SurgeryAn area of dentistry that specializes in surgical treatment and the correction of conditions of the mouth and jaw
  • OrthodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of irregular teeth and the jaw
  • PedodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in children’s teeth
  • PeriodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of gums
  • ProsthodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in the design and fitting for teeth replacement
  • PeriodonticsAn area of dentistry that specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of gums.
  • Same Day RestorationsCAD/CAM technology allows for same-day scanning and replacement for dental restorations
  • Sterilization RoomDental equipment includes: autoclaves/sterilizers and dental sterilization equipment
  • Surgical SuitesThe area of a dental practice designated for surgical procedures
  • Treatment RoomDental equipment includes: cabinetry; chairs; delivery systems; lasers; lights; mobile dental equipment; monitor mounts; nitrous oxide systems; stools