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Dental Specialties - Prosthodontics

A Prosthodontist is concerned with restoring teeth to their former function and appearance or replacing missing teeth and surrounding structures to the function and appearance of the teeth that used to be in place. 

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Dental Specialties 8 - Orthodontics

This specialty is officially called Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  This specialty is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dentofacial structures.

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Dental Specialties 7 - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the specialty of dentistry concerned with surgical treatment, and treatment that is adjunctive to surgery, of the lower face and associated structures. 

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Dental Specialties 6 - Oral Radiology

Also called an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, an Oral Radiologist is concerned with diagnostic images for diagnosis and management of diseases of the lower face.

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Dental Specialties 5 - Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology (also called Oral Medicine and Pathology) is the specialty of dentistry concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the mouth and lower face. 

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Dental Specialties 4 - Endodontics

An endodontist is a certified specialist in the dental pulp (nerve). An endodontist is a root canal specialist. 

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Dental Drills

I suppose nothing is more closely associated with dentistry than the sound of the drill. Actually, in the dental field, a drill is called a handpiece.  

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Greetings From the World of Dentistry

My name is Mike Christensen, and I am a dentist in Kenora, Ontario. I have been asked to submit a column on a weekly basis regarding dental issues.  It is my privilege to again address you about dentistry. 

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Dental Anesthesia - Part 2

Probably the most common question is what the dentist might be doing to reduce the discomfort of the injection of local anesthetic. 

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Decay Under Existing Crowns

The only way to permanently fix a crown with decay around the edges is to remove the old crown, remove the decay, and do a new crown.

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