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why can't an orthodontist or dmd or dds do the same thing as the general dentists?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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One and same: A dmd or dds gives you the educational right to do general dentistry. I myself am a dmd, but passed through my orthodontic residency after dental school. For the last 30 years I have been practicing orthodontics exclusively. I am legally allowed to practice general dentistry, but would you want me to fill or crown your tooth? No. Since I do not practice general dentistry everyday, I should not.
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