What is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS)?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. Dental surgeons are required to attend an additional 4-7 years of schooling where they receive medical training. Since these surgeons are expected to perform a wide range of procedures, including bone and soft tissue, face, mouth and neck surgeries, these doctors rigorously train for years to prepare.
What is a Periodontist?
Periodontists are dentists who have specialized in treating gum disease. With 2 additional years of schooling, periodontists learn to treat and diagnose gum disease. Given the importance of your gums in regard to your overall oral health, the ADA (American Dental Association) has recognized Periodontists as one of the 8 dental specialist programs.
What is an Endodontist?
Endodontists are dentists who examine, diagnose and treat oral diseases and destructive agents in the mouth, including abnormalities of dental pulps and periapical tissues of teeth. Endodontists focus these teeth attributes to help prevent the loss of teeth.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Prosthodontist is the combination of dentistry and prostheses. Disabilities caused by tooth loss or maxillofacial abnormalities can be treated using prostheses to help restore lost or improper functionality of the mouth.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A Pediatric Dentist is a dentist who specializes on the care for children's teeth. Pediatric dentists characteristically choose to create an experience tailored for children to help them feel comfortable about having their teeth cleaning and maintained. An additional 2 years of schooling after dental school are required to prepare pediatric dentists for interactions with developing teeth, child behavior, physical growth and other special needs of children.
What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontists diagnose and correct teeth cosmetics and functional behavior for bite and other key oral functions. Using braces and other medical devices, orthodontists can achieve amazing results by redesigning patient's mouths.
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