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Whats the difference between vision exams from ophthalmologist vs optician vs optometrist?

Whats the difference between vision exams from ophthalmologist vs optician vs optometrist?

Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians are trained to fit glasses. ...Read more

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Optometrist (Definition)

Optometrists or doctors of optometry are primary eye care providers along with ophthalmologists. They can prescribe glasses and contacts and diagnose and treat various medical eye conditions. They cannot perform surgery on the eye, only ...Read more


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What is endodontist vs periodontist?

What is endodontist vs periodontist?

Endo vs Perio: A endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the nerve of teeth. He can surgically or through conventional root canal treatment save teeth from being lost. A periodontist is a dentist specialized in the treatment of the supporting tissues of the teeth, such as the gums, jaw bone and periodontal ligament. Both fields in dentistry are essential in saving teeth. ...Read more

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Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Dentist ortodontist periodontist endodontics what's the difference?

Different specialist: Orthodontist specializes in braces endodontist specializes in root canal treatment periodontist specializes in gum diseases. A general dentist treats a wide range of oral and dental problems and is not limited to any one area. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

See below: A hygienist is trained to clean teeth. An assistant is trained to aid the dr in his/her treatment of the patient. ...Read more

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Dentist or prosthodontist for dentures, what to do?

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Dentist or prosthodontist for dentures, what to do?

See a prosthodontist: A prosthodontist is a specialist in restoring and replacing your natural teeth. Ask your dental professional about supporting your dentures with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain the dentures. ...Read more

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What does a dental assistant vs hygienist do?

What does a dental assistant vs hygienist do?

Diff: Hygienest=more schooling. Work more on their own. They do the cleanings, work on your gums, given instructions for care, apply fluoride, have a license and get more $. Assistant is mostly helping providers (dentist/hygienest) getting supplies, seating patients, charting, instructions, impressions, much more...Less $, less school/training. ...Read more

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Who administers orthodontic treatment: a dentist, a cosmetic dentist, or an orthodontist?

Who administers orthodontic treatment: a dentist, a cosmetic dentist, or an orthodontist?

Legally: Legally, any Dentist can do Orthodontic Treatment, just as any Physician can deliver a baby. Orthodontic Specialists have at least 4,000 more hours of Orthodontic Training, and do nothing but Orthodontic Treatment. Studies have shown Orthodontists do it faster and better. And by the way, Cosmetic Dentistry is an honorific, not a specialty. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dental hygienist vs. Physician assistant?

What is the difference between dental hygienist vs. Physician assistant?

Here you go..: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm http://www.Bls.Gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.Htm.

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A well known dentist specialised in cosmetic dentistry vs an orthodontist specialist. Who will be better for invisalign? Both r elite premium provider

A well known dentist specialised in cosmetic dentistry vs an orthodontist specialist. Who will be better for invisalign? Both r elite premium provider

Experience!: Like much else in life, experience cannot be gained from reading/dreaming about it. So, one doc who has lots of school training, but just got out will not have as much experience doing the procedure vs one who did not have as much school but has been doing it for eons and has good results in the community--that is the one to pick. Talk to the people in your community! good luck. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is worse- braces or invisalign?

Dental experts! what is worse- braces or invisalign?

Braces/Clear Aligner: First of all, asking what is the worst is not boding well for successful treatment. Fixed braces and clear aligners are both good methods of fixing a malocclusion. Certain cases may not treat as well or as effectively, in my professional opinion, with clear aligners. Speak to your orthodontic specialist for the pros/cons of each modality of treatment. ...Read more

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Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Polycarbonate vs plastic lenses best for high myope?

Probably polycarb: Polycarbonate lenses are "high index" lenses . They are often used in high myopes to allow for the glasses to be thinner and lighter. They do have more chromatic aberration though. Discuss the various pros and cons with your optician before deciding what it right for you. ...Read more

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Why does an opthamologist and not an optometrist oversee eye examinations for optometry students?

Why does an opthamologist and not an optometrist oversee eye examinations for optometry students?

Not sure: Several optometry schools have ophthalmologists as associate professors, especially for clinical rotations. The idea is to let students see as many eye conditions as possible during their training, and ophthalmologists tend to see a wide variety of diseases. To be sure, optometrists also oversee the students, but the variety breeds a more well-rounded doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference amongst optometrist, ophthalmologist and optician.?

What's the difference amongst optometrist, ophthalmologist and optician.?

Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians are certified through a course to fit eye wear. ...Read more

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Dental implant. What type of dentists should I see (prosthodontist or periodontist), what to do?

Dental implant. What type of dentists should I see (prosthodontist or periodontist), what to do?

Perio vs oral sugery: Depents on the expertise of the doc. Both periodontists, oral surgeons, and occasionallly general dentists or prosthodontids do implants. ...Read more

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Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?

Is a board certified and licensed optician qualified to perform a refractive eye exam for an eyeglass prescription using digital eye exam equipment?

Eye professionals: An optician strictly fits glasses. An optometrist is trained and qualified to do regular eye exams as you describe, along with some eye care. An ophthalmologist is a physician who performs medical and surgical eye care. ...Read more

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How do optician, optometrist, orthoptist and opthamologist differ?

How do optician, optometrist, orthoptist and opthamologist differ?

Training: Ophthalmologists are full md specialists of medicine and surgery of the eye who have graduated from medical school, internship, and residency. Optometrists do not go to medical school, or even pre-med. They go to optometry school where they learn about prescribing eye glasses as well as basic information about diseases of the eye. Opticians go through a certification to learn about glasses. ...Read more

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General restorative dentist asked me to ask dental implant surgery dentist for a Strau---n implant vs. a Bio---i implant. What could be the reason?

General restorative dentist asked me to ask dental implant surgery dentist for a Strau---n implant vs. a Bio---i implant. What could be the reason?

Choice: Different dentists prefer different implants. Your dentist prefers those implants and likely has the instruments that work with those implants. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, is it an orthodontist's job or dentist's?

I'm wondering about extraction of teeth for orthodontic treatment, is it an orthodontist's job or dentist's?

Dentist: An orthodontist limits his/her practice to the specialty of orthodontia. The extractions are surgical in nature, and usually are not performed by the orthodontist, nor are they included in the orthodontist's fee. ...Read more

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Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Training: Dental and orthodontic assistants act as an extra pair of hands for the practitioner. Many tasks performed are the same, many differ. Depends on the needs of the practitioner. ...Read more

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How does a pediatric dentist differ from an adult dentist?

How does a pediatric dentist differ from an adult dentist?

Pediatric dentist: A pediatric dentist does an additional 2 years residency training program focusing on treating children and often times special needs patients. ...Read more

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