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The Dental Team


Appearance Greatly impacts how a patient views the dental assistant.
Good oral hygiene Is a must as a dental assistant.
Cigartte smoke Has an offensive odor that stays in the hair, cloths, and mouth.
Jewelry not to wear as a D.A. on the job Tongue,cheek,eyebrow,lip,and nose rings.
Certified Dental Assistant CDA
DMD A degree received upon graduation from dental school.
Orthodontics A specialty area that deals with the correction of misaligned teeth.
Periodontist A dentist who specializes in the treatmnt of diseased gums and surrounding structures that support the teeth.
Pedodontist A specialist who deals with children.
AMT A group of medical proffessionals that give certification tests.
Oral Pathologist Dental specialty in which tissue samples are examined to provide proper diagnosis and treatment.
Public Health Provide dental health care on the county, state and national level. Also provides education and demonstration of proper oral hygiene to schools, businesses,and the community.
Endodontist A specialist that diagnoses and treats diseased dental pulp.
Prosthodontist Dentist that specializes in the replacement of teeth.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specializes in the treatment of the entire facial structure due to injury or disease.
Dental Assistants Responsibilities Are often confused with the responsibilites of the Dental Hygienist.
DANB Nationally recognized certification agency for DA's it is recognized by the ADA.
Lady's in Attendance In early history all dental assistants were females and called this.
General Dentists Are both DMD's and DDS's
Created by: mgarrett