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Common vocabulary used in a dental office 2

Whether you're a dentist or a patient, this exercise will make communication easier by teaching you the right vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. I __________________________ my tooth. = Part of my tooth broke off.

2. If I give you local __________________________, you won't feel any pain.

3. This won't hurt at all. = You won't __________________________.
  feel me
  feel a thing
  feel a bit

4. Most people hate the sound of a dentist's __________________________.

5. I'm sorry, but your dental plan does not __________________________ ( = pay for) this type of treatment.

6. She is my __________________________. ( = helper)

7. You have a _________________________ in that tooth.

8. I suggest we put a porcelain ___________________________ on that tooth.

9. We won't be able to finish the __________________________ today.

10. How __________________________ do you brush your teeth?

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