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DEFINITION: n. A fear dental instruments, in particular the fear that your dentist will drop an instrument down your throat while chatting with the dental assistant.

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dent-fo-ball

Sentence: Kip's dentphobal was mirrored by his fear of that spit sucking device.

Etymology: dental and phobe

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: dent-ool-scare-eez

Sentence: Phil McCavity, was an incompetent dentist who left me with life-long dentalscaries. On my first visit he jabbed the anaesthetic into my lip causing me to choke on the suctioner.

Etymology: dental caries + scare


Best word! no contest! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-27: 06:04:00

petaj Thanks - petaj, 2007-06-27: 07:19:00


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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: jin/ji/fry/tis

Sentence: I developed a severe case of gingifrightis after the dentist accidentally scraped a tonsil with a scaling tool. Now I gag every time I see an olive on a pick.

Etymology: gingivitis + fright


Quite the toothpickle. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-27: 08:08:00

Funny, funny. - Clayton, 2007-06-27: 21:19:00


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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: am awl gumm eye tiss

Sentence: his amallgumitis led him to dread a slip from his dentist's hand, dropping a rotating drill to cause a total clearence in his mouth with a sensation equivelent to felching with an epileptic hedgehog.

Etymology: amalgam, am all gum.

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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: flosst

Sentence: Bob knew he needed to go to the dentist, however his flosst prevented him from making that appointment. He couldn't help but think about the time he had to retrieve the small ball of yarn from his dog's stomach by reeling it in from the bit that was still protuding from his mouth.

Etymology: floss, lost


The part about the dog is based on actual yucksperience. - purpleartichokes, 2007-06-27: 07:16:00

petaj Maybe a piece of flosst tied around his finger would remind him to make an appointment. - petaj, 2007-06-27: 07:22:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: dent/his/tar/ia

Sentence: Denthysteria is the fear of anything dental

Etymology: dentistry + hysteria

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Created by: Clayton

Pronunciation: kohld-teeth

Sentence: Myra got coldteeth every time she visited the dentist. When she was twelve, her orthodontist prescribed Hubba Bubba for her gum disease.

Etymology: cold feet + gold teeth


Good word. - ErWenn, 2007-06-27: 06:41:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌdɛntuˌlɛɹn̩ɡoʊˈfoʊbiə/

Sentence: My dentist thinks I just have a particularly sensitive gag-reflex, but it's actually dentoolaryngophobia.

Etymology: dent- (relating to the teeth) + tool (tool) + laryngo- (relating to the throat) + -phobia (fear)


whoa - that's a mouthful - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-27: 11:14:00

I love this word. So technical. And with double o's. Speaking of multiple o's, there's only one word in the English language that I know of that has three o's in a row. It's laparohysterosalipingooophorectomy. Hope I spelled that right. It's fairly technical, too, I guess. - Clayton, 2007-06-27: 21:22:00


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gag/get/xi/ety

Sentence: The fear of choking on an inadvertently misplaced dental probe caued Jamie a lot of gagetxiety.

Etymology: gag + gadget + anxiety

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Created by: texmom

Pronunciation: oral pointy thing phobia

Sentence: Her teeth were very yellow due to oralpointythingphobia.

Etymology: oral - mouth pointything - dental instrument description phobia - fear

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-27: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James