Did you know that there are several specialties within the dental field? As a matter of fact, when you go to an emergency room and have a dental problem, the emergency room doctors must call in a dentist, or a dental specialist to handle the problems of the oral cavity. The general dentist acts as the orchestra leader in the band, directing the patient to specialists and coordinating procedures with the specialist and the patient to meet the goals of the patient.
General dentists attend four years of post graduate work in order to practice dentistry. They must pass a licensing exam in each state they will be working in. They must also complete a minimum of 48 continuing education hours within a 3 year period to maintain their licensure. The general dentist is the entry point for oral health.
The general dentist is licensed to perform some of the procedures the specialists do (root canals, scaling and root planing, extractions, orthodontics), but are held to the same standard as a specialist when performing these procedures.
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Dental specialists complete a minimum of 2 years of additional training and upon successful completion of this training the dentist becomes Board eligible to sit for their specific American Board examination. Successful completion of board certification results in Diplomate status in their American Board specialty.
The categories of a dentist depend on the education, training and experience they have invested in themselves. Some of the specialists in the dental field are:
They perform root canal therapy. This entails taking out the blood vessels and nerves in the roots of the tooth. The tooth is no longer able to receive nourishment and is in a compromised state until the general dentist restores the tooth.
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues. Many periodonitists also place implants
- Pediatric Dentistry
Provides preventive and restorative oral health care for infants and children through adolescence.
- Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Mainly deals with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of misaligned teeth and modification of midface and mandibular growth
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
They can diagnosis and surgically treat diseases, injuries and defects of the tissues including extractions, facial surgery and implants
- Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
This deals with the identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Deals with the production and interpretation of radiographic images and data that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region
Diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues. Includes dentures, bridges and the restoration of implants.
Dentistry is an ever evolving profession. Knowing the education your general dentist and any specialists you may see has, is important to the ultimate success of your goals. For more information, please contact us. We have been serving the Wilmette, Evanston, and surrounding North Shore communities for over 25 years.