Did you know that dentists can have specializations just like other medical professionals? From treating your gums to fitting you with braces to installing dental implants, there's a wide range of specializations within the profession. Although general dentists offer a broad range of services, your dentist may refer you to one of these specialists if you need treatment beyond what he or she can provide.
But how can you tell one “-odontist” from another? We’ve got you covered. Here’s an overview of some of the most common dental specializations.
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Last updated January 12, 2022
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