- A cast gold or preformed metal pin placed into a root canal for the purpose of providing retention for a crown.
- A preformed metal pin placed in a copper-plated die to provide a die stem.
- A pin or rod that aligns or joins two structures by fitting into holes in both of them; dowels of various materials are used in orthopaedic surgery and dentistry.
Synonym(s): dowel graft
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