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Term Definition
Debridement

The removal of foreign material and dead or damaged tissue, especially in a wound.

Dental extraction

Removing a tooth

Dental Implant

An artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place.

Dentures

Artificial replacements for teeth

Depression

A feeling involving an element of sadness and helplessness with little drive for socialization or communication.

Dermatologist

A physician who specializes in treating diseases of the skin.

Dysplasia

Abnormal organization of cells into tissues