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Table 3 Professional jargon words

From: An analysis of the readability characteristics of oral health information literature available to the public in Tasmania, Australia

Professional jargon words (n = 132)
Abrasive CPPACP Haemophilia Microscopic Pulpotomies
Abscess Craze Halitosis MRI Radiograph
Abutment Crossbite Herpes simplex Nerve canal Recede
Amalgam Cusp Hyperplasia Occlusal Remineralise
Anticariogenic Decalcification Hypersensitivity Occlusion Resin
Apicoetomy Deciduous teeth Impacted Onlays Resorption
Arch wire Demineralise Incision Open bite Retrognathic
Arthrocentesis Denting Incisors Ophthalmic Rheumatoid arthritis
Arthroscopy Dentition Inferior alveolar nerve Orofacial Root planning
Arthrotomy Desensitising Inlays Orthodontics Septicaemia
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease Disc Interdental Orthodontist Splints
Bio-available Disclosing tablets Intravenous fluids Orthognathic Strontium chloride
Biofeedback Dissipate Keloid Osteoarthritis Temporalis muscle
Bonding Dormant Lateral pterygoid muscle Osteonecrosis Temporomandibular joint
Bone graft Dry socket Lavage Osteoporosis Tooth crown
Bridge Endocarditis Leukoplakia Paget’s disease Tooth mousse
Bruxism Endodontic Lingual nerve Periodontal Tricalcium
Buropion Erosion Lustre Periodontal ligament Triclosan
Calculus Expectorate Malocclusion Periodontitis Trigeminal nerve
Canines Fissure sealants Mandible Pharynx Tubules
Caries Fissures Mandibular Phosphate Velopharyngeal
Cementum Fluoroapatite Masseter muscle Post operative Velum
Composite Fluorosis Maxilla Potassium Veneers
Condyle Foramen Maxillofacial Prognathic Xerostomia
Conjunctional tissue Fossa Melanosis Propagating  
Connective tissue Gingivitis Mental Foramen Prosthodontist  
Copolymer Glass ionomer cements Mental nerve Pulp