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what are the different types of dentists and what do each of them do?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Many: Generaldentist(gp)fillings, bridges, crs, clenaing, gum trtmnt, rct, implants, adults/children orthodontist-braces, invisalign (gps do this also) periodontist-gum specialist endodontist-root canal specialist(rct) oral surgeon-extraction spec, implants pedodontist-child dentistry spec.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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Dr. Max Arocha
18 years experience Dentistry
Types of dentists: • general dentist - refer to your basic family dentist. • endodontics - root canals. • oral and maxillofacial surgery - extractions, implants, and facial surgery. • orthodontics - the straightening of teeth (braces). • periodontics - study and treatment of diseases of the gums including implants • pediatric dentistry - dentistry for children • prosthodontics - dentures and bridges.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Check: Check out the american dental association website to get the best information on all of the different dental specialties.
Answered on Jul 15, 2013

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