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What are the different specialities in Dentistry?

What are the different specialities in Dentistry?

Published By HealthcareLink , 1 year ago

Are you contemplating a transition to a dental specialty? Below is a summary of some of the specialties that you may find intriguing as you explore your options.

Dentistry is a broad field that encompasses several specialties. Below are the different dental specialties recognized by the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) are:


  1. Endodontics: Endodontists specialise in the treatment of the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth. They perform procedures such as root canal therapy and surgery to treat infections, injuries, and other conditions affecting the tooth's interior.
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including oral and facial injuries, infections, and deformities. They may also perform complex procedures such as jaw reconstruction, wisdom teeth removal, and corrective surgery for facial and jaw abnormalities.
  3. Orthodontics: Orthodontists specialise in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. They use appliances such as braces, aligners, and retainers to correct misaligned teeth and jaws.
  4. Paediatric Dentistry: Paediatric dentists specialise in the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. They provide preventive and therapeutic care to promote good oral health, and may also provide care for children with special needs.
  5. Periodontics: Periodontists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases and other conditions affecting the tissues that support and surround the teeth. They may also perform procedures such as dental implant placement, gum grafting, and crown lengthening.
  6. Prosthodontics: Prosthodontists specialise in the design, fabrication, and fitting of artificial teeth, dentures, and other dental appliances to replace missing or damaged teeth. They also provide cosmetic dentistry services, such as teeth whitening and veneers.

In addition to these specialties, there are also general dentists who provide a wide range of dental services to patients, including preventive care, restorative procedures, and cosmetic dentistry services.


Browse our list of Oral health roles here.

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