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Occlusion - relationship of the upper and lower teeth upon closure

Onlay - laboratory processed porcelain or metal restoration covering one or more cusps of a tooth

Onlay graft - Autogenous or Bone replacement graft placed on existing bone to increase the width or height of bone

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon - a dental specialist with special training in surgery of the mouth and jaw. Diagnoses & surgical treats diseases, injuries, and deformities of the mouth and supporting structures; Requires four additional years of training after dental school

Oral cavity - the mouth

Oral hygiene - The practice of keeping the mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy to prevent disease, as by regular brushing and flossing and visits to a dentist.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery - surgical procedures on the mouth including extractions, removal of cysts or tumors, and repair of fractured jaws

Oral pathologist - dentist specializing in the study of oral diseases

Oral Pathology - A branch of dentistry that is concerned with the diseases of the teeth, oral cavity, and jaws, and with the oral manifestations of systemic diseases. Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry which deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes and effects of these diseases.

O-ring - Doughnut shaped over denture attachment that possess the ability to bend and return to its approximate original shape

Orthodontics - dental specialty that treats mal -alignment of teeth and jaws

Osseous – bone

Osteonecrosis - Death or necrosis of bone

Osteoradionecrosis - Bone necrosis caused by excessive exposure to radiation

Overbite - vertical overlap of the front teeth

Overdenture - denture that fits over residual roots or dental implants and provides added retention to the denture

Overjet – horizontal overlap of the front teeth

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