Specialties in Dentistry:
Dentistry has the following recognized specialties:
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral Pathology
- Public Health
- Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
General dentists are trained to do most of the procedures in everyday dentistry. The specialists are utilized to provide a higher standard of care and to treat the more difficult patients. Any dentist, for instance, may extract a tooth or make a crown. An oral surgeon is often consulted for difficult extractions such as wisdom teeth and other maxillofacial surgical procedures while a prosthodontist might be consulted for a complete set of crowns or a major rehabilitation of the mouth.