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Dentists diagnose and treat oral diseases, injuries and abnormalities of jaws, teeth and gums, undertake preventive procedures, conduct surgery and perform other specialist techniques.

Dentists may perform the following tasks:



An endodontist diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries to the soft tissues within the hollow core of the tooth.

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeon

An oral/maxillofacial surgeon surgically treats diseases and abnormalities of the mouth and adjacent parts.


An orthodontist diagnoses and treats badly aligned teeth and jaws.

Paediatric Dentist

A paediatric dentist deals with children's dental health.


A periodontist prevents and treats diseases of the gums and supporting tissues.


A prosthodontist restores and/or replaces teeth and their associated parts.

Public Health Dentist

A public health dentist works with the community, researching and facilitating community dental programmes.

Special Needs Dentist

A special needs dentist treats patients with conditions that require special techniques to manage dental problems.

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