歯科領域からしますと、回復歯科医療 『Restorative Dental Therapy』、失った歯質(虫歯)や歯(欠損)の回復、咀嚼機能の回復、全身の健康回復・増進・維持に役立つ歯科医療と考えられます。


Restorative dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on replacing damaged or missing teeth.

This branch of dentistry also incorporates treatments from other dental fields, including endodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics. This is because many patients require multifaceted care, which means they may require treatment from more than one specialist.

Restorative dentists treat patients at every stage of life, including children, teens, adults, and seniors. Although, adults and older people seek restorative treatment most often.

The goal of restorative dentistry is to save teeth and also restore the natural look, shape, and feel of natural teeth by:Repairing damaged teeth with dental fillings or bonding treatment.
Restoring missing parts of tooth structure with indirect or direct restorations, such as inlays, onlays, crowns, or fillings.
Replacing missing teeth entirely with artificial restorations, such as implants, bridges, or dentures.

『Restorative Dentistry』 


『Restorative Dentistry』という臨床歯科医学は、欧米の歯学教育で習得する科目のひとつですが、ここ保険診療が中心の日本の歯学教育では定着しなかった科目になってしまいました。
解りやすく言い表すと、『治療の最終に行われる被せ物や詰め物(補綴修復物・Restoration) が、いかに見た目(審美性) に良く、また良く噛め(咀嚼機能性)、それらが長い間お口の中で壊れず存在し続ける(永続性) ことができるか。』を目的とした学問であり、歯科臨床における最終治療を成功に導くためのProsthetic DentistryあるいはOperative Dentistry を統合した学問と言えます。