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M. Myers Ch.1 terms

Dental Specialties, Organizations, Dental Team

ADA American Dental Association
dental public health dental specialty concerned with preventing disease in the community
endodontics dental specialty concerned with pathology of the pulp
oral and maxillofacial pathology dental specialty concerned with diagnosis and nature of disease of the oral cavity
oral and maxillofacial radiology dental specialty concerned with production and interpretation of images and data
oral and maxillofacial surgery dental specialty concerned with diagnosis and surgical treatment of the oral and maxillofacial region
orthodontics dental specialty concerned with correction of malocclusion
pediatric dentistry dental specialty concerned with prevention of oral disease in children and special needs patients
periodontics dental specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the tooth
prosthodontics dental specialty concerned with diagnosis, restoration and maintenance of oral functions. Also, the replacement of missing teeth
forensic dentistry not a recognized specialty, but deals with the identification of bite marks on an individual or the identification of an individual through dental records
DANB dental assisting national board. A certifying board for dental assistants
CDA Certified Dental Assistant. The credentials a person can use once they have passed the DANB
ADAA American Dental Assistant's Association- founded by Juliette Southard
ADHA American Dental Hygienist's Association
ADLTA American Dental Laboratory Technician Association
Created by: myers.melissa