Dental Abbreviations

Dental medicine (also dentistry ) is an applied medical and biological science. It is a branch of dentistry that studies the structure, functions, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental diseases .


Medical professionals who treat diseases of the teeth and oral cavity are called dentists . Previously, they were officially called dentists , and colloquially – dentists. All dentists who practice their profession are members of the Bulgarian Dental Association (BDA) .

During the Middle Ages , dentistry, along with other branches of medicine, declined in Europe. However, the Arab school is developing some methods of treating and diagnosing diseases. In his medical book, Hali Abaz recommends pouring boiling oil into the open pulp in case of tooth disease. In his Canon of Medicine , Avicenna described the use of arsenic as a radical dental treatment, [16] and the Arab physician Scrapion described the number of tooth roots.

Hospitals were set up at monasteries in Europe, some of which became medical schools. In the 6th century, the first monastic hospital was established in the mountains of Monte Cassino , Italy , where monks also treated diseases of the oral cavity. In the ninth century, the first university was founded in the Benedictine monastery in Salerno, where medicine is also studied.

Dental extractions have been used to treat various diseases. During the Middle Ages and throughout the 19th century, dentistry was not a profession in itself, and barbers or general practitioners often performed dental procedures. The barbers were mainly limited to extracting diseased teeth in order to relieve pain and eliminate chronic infection.

During the Renaissance, the founder of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, studied medicine in Paris . Ambrose Pere , the founder of modern surgery, made the first descriptions of dental surgery. In 1560 he became the first to close the perforation of the palate with an obturator. Thanks to his merits, he rose to “the king’s chief surgeon.”


List of Acronyms Related to Dental

ADFE Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics
ADM Academy of Dental Materials
ADSM Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
AD Accidental Damage
ADH Accidental Damage from Handling
ADP Accidental Damage Protection
ADW Accidental Damage Waiver
ADW Accidental Damage Warranty
ADFT Accidental Damage, Fire and Theft
AD Accidental Death
ADB Accidental Death Benefit
ADDRESS Accidental Death or Dismemberment
ADD Accidental Death or Dismemberment
ADRB Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits
AD Accidental Discharge
AFRIKAANS Accidental Fecal Release
AFR Accidental Fecal Release
AI Accidental Insurance
ALPS Accidental Launch Protection System
ALS Accidental Limit States
ARPER Accidental Release Prevention
ARP Accidental Release Prevention
ARP-RMP Accidental Release Prevention and Risk Management Planning
ARPER Accidental Release Program
ARP Accidental Release Program
AIL Accidentally in Love
ASEM Accidentally Sent E-Mail
ADHS Adult Dental Health Survey
ADHP Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner
ADOS Aeromedical Dental Squadron
AOF Afrique Occidentale Française
AOF-2 Afrique Occidentale Française
ADHP Alabama Dental Hygiene Program
APDA Alabama Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics
APDA Alabama Pediatric Dental Association
ADS Alaska Dental Society
ADA Alberta Dental Association
ACDA Alliance of the California Dental Association
AADSM American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
AADE American Association of Dental Editors
AADE American Association of Dental Examiners
AADOM American Association of Dental Office Managers
AADS American Association of Dental Schools
ADAA American Dental Assistants Association
ADA American Dental Association
ADAF American Dental Association Foundation
ADEA American Dental Education Association
ADP American Dental Plan
ADSA American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
ADSE American Dental Society of Europe
ADTA American Dental Trade Association
AFDE American Fund for Dental Education
AFDH American Fund for Dental Health
AHDA American Holistic Dental Association
ASDA American Society for Dental Aesthetics
ASVDT American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians
ASDA American Student Dental Association
ATQ American Transcendental Quarterly
AVDC American Veterinary Dental College
ADB Anthem Dental Vision
ADE Aquitaine Dental Energy
ADL Area Dental Laboratory
AZDA Arizona Dental Association
ASDA Arkansas State Dental Association
ADCS Army Dental Care System
APDC Asia Pacific Dental Congress
ADMI Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
ARSO Association de Soutien À Un Référendum Libre et Régulier Au Sahara Occidental
ABDSA Association of British Dental Surgery Assistants
ADDE Association of Dental Dealers in Europe
ADIA Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries
AMDS Association of Military Dental Surgeons
ARAHO Association Royale des Architectes du Hainaut Occidental
ANID Associazione Nazionale Igienisti Dentali
ADA Australian Dental Association
ADIA Australian Dental Industry Association
ADJ Australian Dental Journal
ADJECTIVE Australian Dental Journal
ADRF Australian Dental Research Foundation
ADTA Australian Dental Therapists Association
ADAL Authorized Dental Allowance List
ADAM Authorized Dental Allowance List
BDM Bachelor of Dental Medicine
BDSC Bachelor of Dental Science
BCHD Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BSDH Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
BCNO Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
BBDC Bahrain British Dental Congress
BCDS Baltimore City Dental Society
BDFSN Banco de Datos Filológicos Semíticos Noroccidentales
BMDC Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council
BMDF Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
BSDM Biological Sciences in Dental Medicine
BDH Birmingham Dental Hospital
BDDS Birmingham District Dental Society
BDMS Birner Dental Management Services
BCO Boa Constrictor Occidentalis
BCDS Brevard County Dental Society
BDA British Dental Association
BDHF British Dental Health Foundation
BDJ British Dental Journal
BDS British Dental Society
BSDR British Society for Dental Research
BVDA British Veterinary Dental Association
CANADA California Dental Association
CDA California Dental Association
CDHA California Dental Hygienists’ Association
CDSA California Dental Society of Anesthesiology
CANADA Canadian Dental Association
CDA Canadian Dental Association
CDHA Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
CDRI Canadian Dental Research Institute
CDTA Canadian Dental Therapists Association
CIDH Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene
CDL Central Dental Laboratories
CDDA Central District Dental Association
CEDE Central European Dental Exhibition
CRDT Central Regional Dental Test
CDI Centro Dental Integral
CDSN Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing
CANADA Certified Dental Assistant
CDA Certified Dental Assistant
CDR Certified Dental Receptionist
CDT Certified Dental Technician
CDTS Certified Dental Technicians Studio
CDS Chicago Dental Society
CADO Chief Administrative Dental Officer
CADO Chief Area Dental Officer
DTC Chief Dental Technician
CDEI China Dental Exhibition International
CMDA Christian Medical & Dental Association
CMDS Christian Medical and Dental Society
CDNA Cigna Dental Network Access
CDAS Cincinnati Dental Assistants’ Society
CDTA Clinical Dental Technicians Association
CUBP Coincidental Unavoidable By-Product
CDHM College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba
CDSHK College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong
CDTA College of Dental Technologists of Alberta
CBDE Colorado Board of Dental Examiners
CANADA Colorado Dental Association
CDA Colorado Dental Association
CDSR Command Dental Service Reporting System
CMDC Command Military Dental Centre
CEO Commission de l’Europe Occidentale
CODA Commission on Dental Accreditation
CODA Commission on Ohio Dental Assistants
CANADA Commonwealth Dental Association
CDA Commonwealth Dental Association
CDH Community Dental Health
CDS Community Dental Service
CBDPP Community-Based Dental Partnership Program
CFAO Compagnie Francaise de l’Afrique Occidentale
CDR Computed Dental Radiography
CSCE Computer Simulated Clinical Exercise for Dental Hygiene
CLAN Concerned Landowners of Negros Occidental
CODE Confederation Of Dental Employers
CDHA Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association
CSDA Connecticut State Dental Association
CDE Continuing Dental Education
CANADA Corporate Dental Application
CDA Corporate Dental Application
CDT Current Dental Terminology
DDHS Dallas Dental Hygienists’ Society
DREAM Danish Rimpuff and Eulerian Accidental Release Model
DAI Death from Accidental Injury
DDII Decare Dental Insurance Ireland, Ltd.
DDA Defence Dental Association
DDKY Delta Dental of Kentucky
DDNJ Delta Dental of New Jersey
DDSD Delta Dental of South Dakota
DDP Delta Dental Plan
DDPCO Delta Dental Plan of Colorado
DDPM Delta Dental Plan of Michigan
DDPO Delta Dental Plan of Oklahoma
DENT Dental
DCRI Dental & Cosmetic Research Institute
DMDI Dental & Medical Diagnostic Imaging
DAE Dental Abstracts en Espanol
DENTAC Dental Activity
DAT Dental Admissions Test
DALS Dental Advanced Life Support
DAAC Dental Alliance for AIDS/HIV Care
DAIS Dental Alternatives Insurance Services, Inc
DAMS Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome
DAA Dental Anthropology Association
DA Dental Assistant
DATS Dental Assistant Training School
DAECA Dental Assistants Education Council of Australia
DAA Dental Assistants’ Association of Australia Inc.
DAAA Dental Assistants’ Association of Australia, Inc.
DAST Dental Assisting
DASA Dental Association of South Africa
DBP-MD Dental Benefit Providers of Maryland
DBB Dental Branch Building
DBS Dental Business Solutions
DCO Dental Care Organization
DCP Dental Care Partners
DCP Dental Care Plan
DCPG Dental Care Plus Group
DCOF Dental Center of Florence
DCS Dental Compression Syndrome
DCP Dental Continuation Pay
DCE Dental Continuing Education
DISCOUNT Dental Corps
DC Dental Corps
DDS Dental Data System
DDA Dental Dealers Association
DDS Dental Diet System
DDI Dental Digital Imaging
DECOD Dental Education in Care of the Disabled
DES Dental Equipment Set
DFSS Dental Fear Survey Schedule
DGMA Dental Group Management Association
DHMO Dental Health Maintenance Organization
DHSV Dental Health Services Victoria
DHCP Dental Healthcare Personnel
DHT Dental Hi Tec
DH Dental Hygiene
DHY Dental Hygienist
DH Dental Hygienist
DHASNY Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York
DI Dental Index
DISCOUNT Dental Interactive Simulations Corporation
DISC Dental Interactive Simulations Corporation
DIS Dental Investigation Service
DLA Dental Laboratories Association
DLAT Dental Laboratory Association of Texas
DLT Dental Laboratory Technician
DMRI Dental Magnetic Resonance Imaging
DMO Dental Maintenance Organization
DMO Dental Management Organization
DMSO Dental Management Service Organization
DMSOS Dental Management Service Organization
DOEP Dental Oncology Education Program
DOM Dental Operatory Microscope
DOCS Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
DOSA Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea
DPB Dental Practice Board
DPM Dental Practice Management
DPF Dental Practitioners’ Formulary
DPSC Dental Pulp Stem Cell
DRNA Dental Recycling of North America
DRJ Dental Research Journal
DSCE Dental Simulated Clinical Exercise
DS Dental Squadron
DSC Dental Student Council
DSC Dental Study Club
DSCO Dental Study Club Online
DSA Dental Surgery Assistant
DSL Dental System Light
DSLS Dental System Light
DT Dental Technician
DTER Dental Technician
DT3 Dental Technician Third Class
DTA Dental Technologists Association
DTAG Dental Technology Action Group
DTA Dental Therapy Assistant
DTA Dental Trade Alliance
DTF Dental Treatment Facility
DTR Dental Treatment Room
DVTA Dental Vocational Training Authority
DMD Dental/Medical Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
DJD Dental-Jaw Deformities
DA Dentalman Apprentice
DDH Department of Dental Hygiene
DMDE Department of Medical and Dental Education
DDP Dependent Dental Plan
DDX Digital Dental Exchange
DDS Digital Dental Society
DGDP Diploma in General Dental Practice
DPDS Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies
DDS Director of Dental Services
DDHS Directorate of Dental Health Services
DCDS District of Columbia Dental Society
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
DDM Doctor of Dental Medicine
DDSC Doctor of Dental Science
DDS Doctor of Dental Sciences
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DDS Doctor’s Dental Services, Inc.
DWDM Dubai World Dental Meeting
DDH Dublin Dental Hospital
DNDS Dutch National Dental Survey
ET Early Transcendentals
EDH Eastman Dental Hospital
EDAA Edmonton Dental Assistants Association
EDA Egyptian Dental Association
EDR Electronic Dental Record
EDH Enrolled Dental Hygienist
EDAA Equine Dental Association of Australia
ENGINEER Equine Dental Technician
EDT Equine Dental Technician
EDS Essential Dental Systems
ECDS Essex County Dental Society
EJDE European Journal of Dental Education
ESDE European Society of Dental Ergonomics
EDDA Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
EFDA Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
EFDA Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary
EMDG Expeditionary Medical Dental Group
FDS Faculty of Dental Surgery
FDG Family Dental Group, PC
FDP Family Dental Plan
FDDS Fifth District Dental Society
FDP Fixed Dental Prosthesis
FDA Florida Dental Association
FDCS Florida Dental Care Study
FDSA Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
FMDS Fresno Madera Dental Society
GDC General Dental Council
GDP General Dental Practitioner
GDA Georgia Dental Association
GDS Georgia Dental Society
GIG GoldenTalk Investment Group
GDSA Government Dental Surgeons’ Association
GMDE Graduate Medical and Dental Education
GOON Grand Order of Occidental Nighthawks
GHDS Greater Houston Dental Society
HADS HarrIsburg Area Dental Society
HSDM Harvard School of Dental Medicine
HDA Hawaii Dental Association
HFDC Hawaii Family Dental Centers
HKD Healthy Kids Dental
HDCI Heartland Dental Care Inc.
HADS Hellenic American Dental Society, Inc.
HCDA Hillsborough County Dental Association
HIDS Hindustan Institute of Dental Sciences
HDA Hispanic Dental Association
HDA Holistic Dental Association
HKDL Hong Kong Dental Lab Ltd.
HDDI Hrvatsko Društvo za Dentalnu Implantologiju
IDHA Idaho Dental Hygienists’ Association
IDLA Illinois Dental Laboratory Association
IAM Incidental Alteration Material
ICPM Incidental Carrier Phase Modulation
IHE Incidental Health Expense Benefit
IIN Incidental Installation Material
IPC Incidental Patient Contact
ISD Incidental Sequences Diagram
IT Incidental Take
ITP Incidental Take Permit
ITS Incidental Take Statement
IDL Index to Dental Literature
IDA Indian Dental Association
IDR Institute of Dental Research
IADA International Academy for Dental Advancement
IADR International Association for Dental Research
IADS International Association of Dental Students
ICDE International Center for Dental Education
IDEM International Dental Exhibition and Meeting
IDS International Dental Show
IMDHA International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
IDA Internet Dental Alliance
IDF Internet Dental Forum
IDA Irish Dental Association
IDNA Irish Dental Nurses Association
JMDC Jinnah Medical and Dental College
JDEA Journal Dental Education Association
JDB Journal of Dental Biomechanics
JDE Journal of Dental Education
JDH Journal of Dental Hygiene
JDR Journal of Dental Research
JADA Journal of the American Dental Association
JCDA Journal of the Canadian Dental Association
SADJ Journal of the South African Dental Association
KDA Kansas Dental Association
KHDC Kent House Dental Clinic
KDS Kodak Dental Systems
KDS Kuwaiti Dental Society
LVI Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
LDSC Leagrave Dental Sedation Clinic
LDS Licentiate in Dental Surgery
LDA Louisiana Dental Association
MDA Malaysian Dental Association
MADS Malta Association of Dental Students
MDSS Manchester Dental Student Society
MCDA Marion County Dental Association
MSDA Maryland State Dental Association
MDS Massachusetts Dental Society
DTCM Master Chief Dental Technician
MDS Master of Dental Sciences
MDS Master of Dental Surgery
MIP Maximum Incidental Pressure
MIE Meals and Incidental Expenses
MDCN Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
MDDUS Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
MADEL Medical and Dental Education Levy
MADEN Medical and Dental Education Network
MDPB Medical and Dental Professions Board
MDSS Medical and Dental Servicing Section
MDA Medical Dental Association
MDPP Medical/Dental Preparatory Program
MT Meditación Trascendental
MFDS Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
MFGDP Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
MDA Michigan Dental Association
MDI Mini Dental Implant
MDFD Minority Dental Faculty Development Program
MINURSO Mission des Nations Unies pour l’Organisation d’un Référendum au Sahara Occidental
MDCS Mississippi Dental Care System
MDA Missouri Dental Association
MDHE Mock Board Dental Hygiene Examination
NACPDE National Advice Centre for Postgraduate Dental Education
NADA National Association of Dental Assistants
NADP National Association of Dental Plans
NASDA National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants
NDA National Dental Association
NDC National Dental Centre
NDEDIC National Dental Electronic Data Interchange Council
NDHA National Dental Hygienists’ Association
NDIP National Dental Inspection Programme
NDSE National Dental Specialty Examination
NDTFSC National Dental Tobacco-Free Steering Committee
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NDRI Naval Dental Research Institute
NIDBR Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research
NDAA Nebraska Dental Assistants Association
NDHA Nebraska Dental Hygienists’ Association
NOHS Negros Occidental High School
NOKAF Negros Occidental Karatedo Federation
NOPPO Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office
NDA Nepal Dental Association
NDHA Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association
NBDS New Brunswick Dental Society
NHDA New Haven Dental Association
NODA New Orleans Dental Association
NODC New Orleans Dental Conference
NYCDS New York County Dental Society
NZDA New Zealand Dental Association
NMDC Nigerian Medical and Dental Council
NAI Non-Accidental Injury
NAT Non-Accidental Trauma
NCDHA North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association
NERB North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners
NICPMDE Northern Ireland Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
NNDS Northern Nevada Dental Society
NVDC Northern Virginia Dental Clinic
NVDS Northern Virginia Dental Society
NSDHA Nova Scotia Dental Hygienists Association
OXY Occidental College
OEPC Occidental Exploration and Production Company
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation
OPSI Occidental Power Services Inc.
OCMD Occidental Type Cerebro-Muscular Dystrophy
OCDO Office of the Chief Dental Officer
ODA Ohio Dental Association
ODHA Ohio Dental Hygienists’ Association
ODLA Ohio Dental Laboratory Association
ODA Oklahoma Dental Association
ODHA Oklahoma Dental Hygienists’ Association
ODAA Ontario Dental Assistants Association
ODEA Oregon Dental Executives’ Association
ODHA Oregon Dental Hygienists Association
PMDC Pakistan Medical & Dental Council
PDD Patient’s Dental Dictionary
PIDC Penang International Dental College
PDA Pennsylvania Dental Association
PDHA Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association
PDSP Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan
PDDS Peoria District Dental Society
PIE Personal Incidental Expenditure
PDA Philippine Dental Association
PCDA Pinellas County Dental Association
PGMDE Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
PDSF Predoctoral Dental Scientist Fellowship
PANDA Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness
PDA Preventive Dental Assistant
PDHA Preventive Dental Health Association
PPDH Prince Philip Dental Hospital
POAS Problem-Oriented Dental Attenders
PALS Protection Against Accidental Launch System
QDA Qualified Dental Assistant
QDT Quantum Dental Technologies
QSDP Quarterly Survey of Dental Practice
QK Quidan-Kaisahan Negros Occidental
QDT Quintessence of Dental Technology
RIDE Regional Initiatives in Dental Education
RDA Registered Dental Assistant
RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
RDDS Reserve Dental Data System
RIDA Rhode Island Dental Association
RADC Royal Army Dental Corps
RCDC Royal Canadian Dental Corps
RCDSO Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
SDCDS San Diego County Dental Society
SDAA Saskatchewan Dental Assistants Association
SDJ Saudi Dental Journal
SDS Saudi Dental Society
SDMB School of Dental Medicine Bulletin
SCPMDE Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
SDPBRN Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network
SVDP Scottish Veterinary Dental Partnership
DTSA Seaman Apprentice, Dental Technician Striker
DTCS Senior Chief Dental Technician
SAMDS Serbian American Medical and Dental Society
SIBR Shadow Area Incidental Boundary Revision
SDDS Sleep Disorders Dental Society
SOA Societe Occidentale Africaine
SADA South African Dental Association
SADEC South American Dental Exporting Corporation
SAMDA South Asian Medical-Dental Association
SCDA South Carolina Dental Association
SFDF South Florida Dental Foundation
SEAADE South-East Asia Association for Dental Education
SDI Southern Dental Industries
SCOPME Standing Committee on Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
SGUMDER Standing Group on Undergraduate Medical and Dental Education and Research
SKM Stomatoloska Komora na Makedonija (Dental Chamber of Macedonia
SDCS Student Dental Care Service
SNDA Student National Dental Association
S-AND-A Sudden & Accidental
SNAT Suspected Nonaccidental Trauma
SDS Sybron Dental Specialties
SHDC Sydney Holistic Dental Centre
TDAA Tennessee Dental Assistants’ Association
TDA Tennessee Dental Association
TDA Texas Dental Association
TOQ The Occidental Quarterly
TDCP Tightness of a Dental Contact Point
TDC Tignor Dental Clinic
TDC Tokyo Dental College
TMDU Tokyo Medical and Dental University
TAG Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God
TMRT transcendental magnitude in real-time
TM Transcendental Meditation
TCDS Tri-County Dental Society
TDA Turkish Dental Association
UDS Uhler Dental Supply
UDS-2 Uhler Dental Supply
EUO Union de l’Europe Occidentale
UEO Union Europea Occidental
UEO Unione dell’Europa occidentale
UDA Unit of Dental Activity
UMDS United Medical and Dental Schools
USDI United States Dental Institute
UCLA Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado
UBO Université de Bretagne Occidentale
UNLV-SDM University Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
UTDB University of Texas Dental Branch
VSDS Vermont State Dental Society
VDA Virginia Dental Association
WDS Washington Dental Service
WIDC Washington Iranian Dental Club
WSDA Washington State Dental Association
WCDA Weber County Dental Association
WCDA West Coast Dental Association
WMDDS West Michigan District Dental Society
WDHA Westchester Dental Hygienists’ Association Inc.
WRD White River Dental
WDA Wisconsin Dental Association
WDDS Worcester District Dental Society
WCDI World Center for Dental Implantology
WDFS World Dental Federation
WDF World Dental Federation
WDA Wyoming Dental Association
WDHA Wyoming Dental Hygienists Association
YDM Yamahachi Dental Mfg., Co.
YDCS Youth Dental Care Scheme