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The methods by which legal rights are enforced; the specific machinery for carrying on a lawsuit, including process, the pleadings, rules of evidence, and rules of Civil Procedure or Criminal Procedure.

The form, manner, and order of steps taken in conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law, which regulates how the law will be administered. Substantive Law creates and defines rights that exist under the law.


Civil Procedure.


n. the methods and mechanics of the legal process. These include filing complaints, answers and demurrers, serving documents on the opposition, setting hearings, depositions, motions, petitions, interrogatories, preparing orders, giving notice to the other parties, conduct of trials, and all the rules and laws governing that process. Every state has a set of procedural statutes (often called the Codes of Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure), courts have so-called "local rules," which govern times for filing documents, conduct of the courts and other technicalities. Law practice before the federal courts operates under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). Procedural law is distinguished from "substantive" law, which involves the statutes and legal precedents upon which cases are tried and judgments made.


noun act, action, adjective law, behavior, common practice, conduct, course, course of action, established method, habit, line of action, manner of proceeding, manner of working, matter of course, measure, method, methodology, mode, mode of operation, mode of use, modus operandi, motion, order, particular course of action, plan, plan of action, policy, practice, proceeding, process, program, proscribed form, routine, rule, scheme, set form, set format, step, strategy, system, tactics, usage, way, way of operation
Associated concepts: civil procedure, criminal procedure, judicial procedure, pretrial procedure, rule of procedure
Foreign phrases: Cursus curiae est lex curiae.The practice of the court is the law of the court.
See also: agenda, arrangement, avenue, behavior, campaign, conduct, constant, course, custom, direction, expedient, form, guide, maneuver, manner, matter of course, method, mode, modus operandi, operation, policy, polity, practice, proceeding, process, rule, scheme, step, strategy, system
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The composite applicator is dental equipment for extrusion of warm composites, which will help dentists work faster in precision placement of composite material to tooth cavity during restorative procedure.
Minor restorative procedures are commonly paid at 80% after the plan deductible is satisfied.
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Simply put, a trip to the dentist for any reason, be it a general check-up or a more complex restorative procedure could go a long way towards detecting and preventing severe health ailments.
uses a patented process that employs 3D optical scanning, automated design software and integrated machining to manufacture individualized components for the dental implant market that simplify the restorative procedure and improve outcomes for patients and practitioners.
Premier's Centauri can be used to perform anterior capsulotomies, the opening of the capsule surrounding the lens allowing surgeons to remove cataracts; and certain cosmetic procedures including oculoplasty, a restorative procedure on tissue surrounding the eyes, and blepharoplasty, the removal of excessive eyelid tissue or bags under the eyes.
PDS-supported dentists have demonstrated world-class ability to perform single-visit restorations and complete restorative procedures with precision, quality, and efficiency," said Michael Augins, president of Sirona Dental, Inc.
In close cooperation with new restorative procedures and promotes the development of local partnerships in the region and networking needed services.
8) As for the quality of the restorative procedures dental hygienists provide, research based on a Minnesota restorative functions dental hygiene clinic has shown overall patient satisfaction with no significant difference between restorative care and traditional hygiene care.
Fugazzotto, a dentist who specializes in periodontics and implant therapy, outlines the treatment planning and clinical steps for multidisciplinary periodontal and restorative procedures, showing the interrelationships between these specialties and their integration to manage a variety of situations more effectively.