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Defining the Dental Field

  • An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon:     Is in the surgical treatment of disease and disorder of the mouth, jaws, face, and associated structures. (Facial trauma and infections, reconstructive procedures, extractions, implants, and dental anesthesia).
  • An Endodontist:  A dentist who specializes in root canal therapy.
  • A Periodontist:   A dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum disease.
  • An Orthodontist:   In the treatment of malocclusions (bad bites) and crooked teeth.
  • A Pediatric Dentist:   In the treatment of pediatric dental patients.
  • A Prosthodontist:     Specializes in difficult restorative cases.