Category: Dental Team

A quick guide to the various members of the dental team. Professionals that include general dentists, various specialists and assistants, technicians and hygienists.
The roles and responsibilities of the various dental professionals.

The Work Of A General Dentist Uncovered

The Work Of A General Dentist Uncovered

Known to most just as their ‘dentist’ – a “general dentist” is primarily concerned with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral disease. This includes but is not limited to cavities (caries), cracked or broken teeth, gum disease and the ...

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What Are The Different Types Of Dental Specialists?

What Are The Different Types Of Dental Specialists?

In this section of the site, we will give you an introduction into the most common dental specialties. What do they do? Why might you need to see them? What training do they need?   Here is a list of ...

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What Is A Cosmetic Dentist?

What Is A Cosmetic Dentist?

A cosmetic dentist is basically one who has chosen to limit their practice to performing procedures related to improving the appearance of your teeth. They may or may not have certifications to identify them as specialists in this area. In ...

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What Is A “Prosthodontist”?

What Is A “Prosthodontist”?

Prosthodontics is a branch within dentistry that deal with the restoration or replacement of damaged or missing teeth. A prosthodontist, as you may expect, is defined as a dentist specializing in this field. Specific examples of their work includes: Implants Crowns ...

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The Role Of An Oral Surgeon In Dentistry

The Role Of An Oral Surgeon In Dentistry

“Oral surgeon“- this title might sound a little complicated and intimidating. This article will help you understand the role of this dental specialty in modern practice. We will take a brief look at the procedures commonly carried out by them ...

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A Quick Look At The Work Of A Pediatric Dentist

A Quick Look At The Work Of A Pediatric Dentist

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) it is “…an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.” Good ...

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A Beginners Guide To Endodontists

A Beginners Guide To Endodontists

You are likely to have heard of the term “root canal treatment/therapy (RCT)” and how it is an alternative to tooth extraction. This treatment option comes under a specialty of dentistry called endodontics, which basically means “inside the tooth”. The ...

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What Is An Orthodontist? What Do They Do?

What Is An Orthodontist? What Do They Do?

Ever wondered what an orthodontist actually does? Need your teeth straightened or just want more information on this specialism? Well, here we will try and answer some of your questions about this type of dentist, who specializes in fixing teeth that ...

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Periodontist – A Look At The Role Of These Gum Specialists

Periodontist – A Look At The Role Of These Gum Specialists

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in procedures related to the supporting structures of the teeth and mouth – such as the bone and gum tissues. Most of the procedures a periodontist performs are focused on repairing the damage ...

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Dental Technicians – A Quick Look At Their Work

Dental Technicians – A Quick Look At Their Work

Put simply, a dental technician makes removable and permanent dental appliances and restorations. For the most part, the work with the prescription of a dentist, using dental moulds and other info to help provide the best treatment for the patient. ...

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