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The Amazing Field Of Dentistry And Dental Surgery by Josh1000: 7:00pm On Oct 01, 2014
Dentistry is the branch of the healing arts
and sciences devoted to maintaining oral
health. It is a dynamic health profession,
offering opportunities to become a
successful, highly respected member of the
community.
Dentists enjoy excellent compensation and
the high demand for dental care is likely to
continue in the future. The realization that
oral health can have a serious impact on
systemic health drives the expansion of new
professional opportunities each year.
Careers in dentistry

Endodontics – diagnosis and treatment of
injuries that are specific to the dental nerves
and pulp (matter inside the tooth).
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - study and
research of the causes, processes, and
effects of diseases with oral manifestations.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology - taking and
interpretation of conventional, digital, CT,
MRI, and allied imaging modalities of oral-
facial structures and disease.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – diagnostic
services and treatment for injuries, diseases,
and defects of the neck, head jaw, and
associated structures.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics –
diagnosis andtreatment of problems related
to irregular dental development, missing
teeth, and other abnormalities.
Pediatric Dentistry – treatment of children
from birth to adolescence.
Periodontics - corrective surgery on gums
and supporting bones to treat gum disease.
Prosthodontics - restoration and replacement
of teeth damaged by decay, lost from trauma
or disease, with fixed or removable
appliances constructed with newly developed
dental material.
Dental Public Health - development
of policies and programs, such as health
care reform, that affect the community at large.

What you may not realize is that dentistry is
an artistic as well as scientific profession.
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you enjoy interacting with and helping
people?
Would you like a career that offers challenge
and variety?
Would you enjoy being self-employed?
Are you interested in helping people maintain
and improve their oral health?
Do you have good manual dexterity and
spatial judgement?
Do you have keen memory and a strong
interest and ability in science?
The scope of a dentist's work is much
broader today than ever before. Dentists are
oral health experts. They have the skills,
training and expertise to know how the health
of your teeth, gums and mouth relate to your
general health.
Today's dentists do more than drill and fill
patients' teeth; they perform a wide variety of
procedures and functions. Though some
dentists specialize or develop expertise in
particular areas, the number and range of
services that dentists provide has steadily
grown.
It's a noble profession indeed.

Sources: explorehealthcareers.org
canadiandentalassociation

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Re: The Amazing Field Of Dentistry And Dental Surgery by Kennethco(m): 7:18pm On Oct 01, 2014
Exactly

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Re: The Amazing Field Of Dentistry And Dental Surgery by lightoftruth: 8:07pm On Oct 01, 2014
team dental practitioner

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