dentist (n.) Look up dentist at
1759, from French dentiste, from dent "tooth," from Latin dens (see tooth) + -ist.
Dentist figures it now in our newspapers, and may do well enough for a French puffer, but we fancy Rutter is content with being called a tooth-drawer ["Edinburgh Chronicle," Sept. 15, 1759].
Tooth-drawer is attested from late 14c.