Are dentists in the USA dental surgeons, or are there different levels of dentistry?

Are dentists in the USA dental surgeons, or are there different levels of dentistry?

Are dentists in the USA dental surgeons, or are there different levels of dentistry?

slkusractnative

Absolutely!

slkusractDr

There are Dentists and then there are Oral Surgeons and there are Orthodontists Most Dentists will do cleanings, fillings, root canals, sealants etc. Orthodontists to reconstruction like, braces, head gear, retainers etc Oral surgeons do wisdom teeth removal, jaw breaking, and jaw reconstruction, and other MAJOR work My Dentist will do minor extractions, but i think it's just a preference at that point.

Ask

Dentist

Popular Q&A

Is there a Great Dentist you know of?, please!!?
I agree with Floyd. Ask for a couple of names... and then check those dentists out. also if you don't have good dental insurance you can get 50-80% off all dental work at accreditied dentists. Since none of us are made of money we might as well save where we can! The dental plan is only...

In dentistry 'ozone' is used to kill bacteria on teeth?
Some enamel needs to be removed in order to have good ozone contact with the infected dentin. The decay depth can only be about 1mm, or infected dentin needs to be removed to the depth of 1mm for appropriate ozone penetration. Usually, this can all be done without anesthesia, because the...

Question about Dog Dentistry.?
There was a ten year old poodle in the clinic to remove all his teeth-- gum disease-- and it was about seven hundred dollars.

What can I expect with porcelain veneers?
veneers can cost $1,000 + per tooth depending on who does them, and the brand they use. the procedure is not painful, although may cause some sensitivity, because the dentist will grind into your teeth to attached the crown. keep in mind that veneers are something that you will have to maintain...

What can one do with a Biochemistry Degree?
You can get into various businesses and industries with promising careers with this degree. I’ll try and list them all out here for you.. Along the potential employers. RESEARCH * Basic * Applied * Medical * Grant Writing * Administration EMPLOYERS * University laboratories * Federal government...