Dental specialists are experts in their respective fields.-á Only registered dental specialists can claim the level of expertise that comes with extensive post-graduate training.-á To obtain this training, a dentist must attend a recognized university program that lasts a minimum of two years, after they have completed their undergraduate education at a dental school.
Dental specialists accept referrals from practitioners of general dentistry, other dental specialists and from the public, where the specialist’s advanced skill are needed to treat conditions that are beyond the scope of the family dentist.
Endodontists are dental specialists in saving teeth who have completed advanced education in endodontics. They perform routine as well as complicated or difficult and very complex endodontic procedures (root canal procedures) including endodontic surgery. Endodontists are experts in diagnosing and relieving oral and facial pain.
Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologists
An oral radiologist is dentist who obtains additional training in dental radiology. This specialized training enables the radiologist to interpret x-rays, and when necessary, diagnose abnormalities. Sometimes an oral radiologist will work hand in hand with other specialists such as Oral Pathologists when making a diagnosis. General dentists and other specialist may forward e-rays in their own practice for a radiographic opinion.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment for patients requiring-á implant surgery, tooth extractions, jaw joint (TMJ) surgery, care & management of oral pathology, orthognathic\reconstructive\cosmetic surgery, cleft palate surgery and anesthesia services as required for surgeries.
Oral Pathologists are trained in the nature, diagnosis and treatment of oral and maxillofacial disease. It is a science that investigates the causes and effects of these diseases.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is “malocclusion” which means “bad bite”. The practice of Orthodontics requires specializes skill in design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance.
Pediatric dentists are the “pediatricians” of the mouth. Pediatric dentistry is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with providing primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health diagnosis, care and consultative expertise of infants, and children through adolescence, including those of all ages with special care needs.
Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry, which deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the periodontal tissues that support and surround the teeth or their substitutes. It involves the replacement of the lost teeth and supporting structures by grafting or implantation of natural and synthetic materials, and placement of dental implants.
A Prosthodontist is a dental specialist in restoration and replacement of teeth. Extensive training and education provide prosthodontists with advanced skills for restoring optimum function and aesthetics to you smile. These include crowns, bridges, veneers, implants, inlays, complete and removable dentures, TMD-Jaw joint problems, traumatic injuries to the mouth’s structures and/or teeth, snoring and sleeping disorders, and oral cancer and continuing care.
Public Health Dentists
Dentists with special training in community and public health are called public health dentists. Their main role is diagnosis, prevention and control of oral diseases. In other words, they must decide what the oral disease is, and figure out how to prevent it from starting and also, how to stop it from spreading.