Specialty Definitions


Dental Specialties
Endodontist
The dental specialist that deals with the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp usually by removal of the nerve and other tissues of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material.
General Dentist
The primary care provider for patients of all age groups who takes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of dental services to meet the patients’ oral health needs.
Oral Surgeon
The dental specialist that deals with the surgical treatment of diseases, injuries or deformities of the jaws.
Orthodontist
The dental specialist that deals with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth usually by the means of braces.
Pedodontist
The dental specialist that deals with the care and treatment of children’s teeth
Periodontist
The dentist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the gums
Prosthodontist
The dental specialist that is concerned with the design, manufacturing and fitting of artificial replacements for missing teeth and other parts of the mouth.