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Glossary

Our glossary features any dental term you need to know, from A to Z. Still confused about something? Give us a call — we’re happy to help.

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  • Waiting Period
    The period between employment or enrollment in a dental program and the date when a covered person becomes eligible for a given benefit.
  • Wax Pattern
    A wax form that is the positive likeness of an object to be fabricated.
  • Worker's Compensation
    A benefit paid to an employee who suffers a work-related injury or illness.
  • Xerostomia
    Decreased salivary secretion that produces a dry and sometimes burning sensation of the oral mucosa and/or cervical caries.
  • Yeast
    A general term for a fungus occurring as a . unicellular, nucleated organism that usually reproduces by budding. Some yeasts may reproduce by fission, many producing mycelia or pseudomycelia.
  • Zygomatic Bone
    Quadrangular bone on either side of face that forms the cheek prominence. See malar.