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Dental Specialties and Team #3

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Dental Specialist (9)
dentist who limits his work to one type of practice
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
exodontia; diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries and defects of the oral and maxillo regions
Orthodontics
orthodontia; diagnosis, treatment and prevention of malocclusions of the teeth associated with structure
Pedodontics
pedodontia; treatment of dental problems in children
Periodontics
periodontia; diagnosis and treatment of the oral tissue supporting and surrounding the teeth aka gums
Prosthodontics
prosthodontia; the restoration of replacement of natural teeth
Oral Pathology
the nature of disease affecting the oral cavity and adjacent structures
Endodontics
endodontia; the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the pulp
RCT- Root Canal
Dental Public Health
involved in the public health education to control and prevent diseased
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
diagnosis of disease through various forms of imaging, including x-ray films (radiographs)
1st new specialty in 36years
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Odontology
science dealing with the teeth, their structure, developement and their disease
Forensic Odontology
branch of medicine that deals with teeth and the marks left by teeth
Dentist:
legally responsible for the care of patients and supervision of all other members of the team;
can legally perform all dental functions
Exo-
to remove
Ortho-
straight
Pedo-
child
Perio-
around (gums)
Endo-
within
Path-
disease