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MDA Ch. 3

Modern Dental Assisting, Bird, 10th Edition

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Dental hygienist (hy-JEN-ist) Licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventive, therapeutic, and educational services.
Dental laboratory technician Professional who performs dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures, as specified by the dentist's written prescription. Most frequently trained on the job as an apprentice.
Dental public health Specialty that promotes oral health through organized community efforts.
Dental spa New trend in dentistry that treats patients to a variety of amenities, including massages and herbal masks, in a spalike atmosphere.
Dental supply person Representative of dental supply company who provides dental supplies, product information, services, and repairs.
Dentist Oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry.
Detail person Representative of a specific company who provides information concerning the company's product.
Endodontics (en-do-DON-tiks) Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the pulp.
Oral and maxillofacial (mak-sil-oe-FAY-shul) surgery Dental surgical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions of the mouth, face, upper jaw (maxilla), and associated areas.
Oral pathology (puh-THOL-uh-jee) Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the oral structures.
Orthodontics (or-thoe-DON-tiks) Specialty withing dentistry that focuses on preventing, intercepting, and correcting skeletal and dental problems.
Pediatric (pee-dee-AT-rik) dentistry Dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patients with special needs in theses age groups.
Periodontics (per-ee-oe-DON-tiks) Dental specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues.
Prosthodontics (pros-thoe-DON-tiks) Dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth.
Created by: mortiz09