GPT Archive

GPT Terms – P

pack l: to make into a compact form 2: to completely fill 3: to crowd together 4: to compress—pack·a·bil·i·ty —pack·able pack: any material used to protect tissue, fill space or prevent hemorrhage packing : the act of filling a mold—see DENTURE P. pain : a subjective unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage [&hellip

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GPT Terms – O

oblique ridge : the elevation in the enamel that runs obliquely across the occlusal surface of a maxillary molar ob·tun·dent : an agent or remedy that lessens or relieves pain or sensibility ob·tu·ra·tor: 1. a maxillofacial prosthesis used to close a congenital or acquired tissue opening, primarily of the hard palate and/or contiguous alveolar/soft tissue [&hellip

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GPT Terms – N

NA: acronym for NAsion; a cephalometric landmark located where the intranasal and nasofrontal sutures meet nano·me·ter : unit of length to measure the wavelength of light. It is equivalent to 1 x 10-9 M or 10 angstroms. 1 nm=1/1,000,000 mm narrative report : a complete description of the clinical findings, diagnosis, and treatment rendered for a given patient nasal [&hellip

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GPT Terms – M

mac·ro·glos·sia : excessive size of the tongue mac·ula , mac·ula (1863): a patch of tissue that is altered in color but usually not elevated; usually characteristic of various diseases maintenance dose : the quantity of a drug necessary to maintain a normal physiologic state or a desired blood or tissue level of drug major connector : [&hellip

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GPT Terms – L

lab·i·al 1: of or pertaining to the lip 2: toward the lip labial bar: see LABIAL BAR CONNECTOR labial bar connector : a major connector located labial to the dental arch labial flange : the portion of the flange of a denture that occupies the labial vestibule of the mouth labial splint : a device of [&hellip

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GPT Terms – K

ka·olin : fine, usually white, clay that is used in ceramics and refractory materials as a filler or extender keep·er : any one of various devices used for keeping something in position—usage: in dentistry, this is usually construed to mean a magnetized alloy attached to one element of a restoration to which a magnet may [&hellip

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GPT Terms – J

jacket crown: see CERAMIC CROWN, RESIN CROWN Jackson crib clasp : a one-piece clasp bent to engage the mesial and distal interproximal undercuts in adjacent natural teeth. Usually it was made by hand bending of a straight wire of appropriate dimensions Jackson magnet [Thomas R. Jackson, U.S. dentist]: eponym for permanent magnetic alloy magnets using [&hellip

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GPT Terms – I

i·at·ro·gen·ic : resulting from the activity of the clinician; applied to disorders induced in the patient by the clinician I-bar clasp: see CLASP id·io·path·ic : self-originated; of unknown causation idling condyle: see NONWORKING SIDE CONDYLE il·lum·inance 1: density of luminous flux on a surface 2: luminous flux incident per unit area of a surface il·lum·inant : [&hellip

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GPT Terms – H

habitual centric: see MAXIMAL INTERCUSPAL POSITION habitual occlusion: see MAXIMAL INTERCUSPAL POSITION Hader bar [after the Swiss tool and die technician, Helmut Hader]: eponym for a rigid bar connecting two or more abutments, which, when viewed in cross section, resembles a keyhole, consisting of a rectangular bar with a rounded superior (occlusal) ridge that creates [&hellip

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Gpt Terms – G

gag 1: an involuntary contraction of the muscles of the soft palate or pharynx that results in retching 2: a surgical device for holding the mouth open galvanic skin response : the change in the electrical resistance of the skin in response to diverse stimuli galvanic stimulation : stimulation of muscles through the application of varying [&hellip

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GPT Terms – F

fab·ri·ca·tion : the building, making, or constructing of a restoration face form 1: the outline form of the face 2: the outline form of the face from an anterior view, sometimes described geometrically as square, tapering, ovoid, or by various combinations of these basic forms (GPT-4)—see FACIAL FORM facebow : a caliper-like instrument used to record [&hellip

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GPT terms – E

earbow : an instrument similar to a facebow that indexes to the external auditory meatus and registers the relation of the maxillary dental arch to the external auditory meatus and a horizontal reference plane. This instrument is used to transfer the maxillary cast to the articulator. The earbow provides an average anatomic dimension between the [&hellip

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GPT Terms -D

Davis crown: eponym for a dental restoration supported by a dowel in the root canal over which was cemented a porcelain tube tooth in direct contact with the root face of the tooth. A later modification involved a gold casting that improved the fit between the root and artificial tooth de·bride·ment : the removal of [&hellip

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GPT terms – C

Ca: acronym for CArcinoma or CAncer CAD-CAM: acronym for Computer Aided Design-Computer Aided Manufacturer (or Computer Assisted Machining) calcium hydroxide : an odorless white powder that is very slightly soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol. Aqueous and non-aqueous suspensions of calcium hydroxide are often employed as cavity liners to protect the dental pulp from [&hellip

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