Dental Chapter 3 Flashcards


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Cerified Dental Teachnician (CDT)

A dental laboratory teachnician who has passed a written national exam and who performs dental laboratory services such as fabricating crowns, bridges, and dentures, as specified by the dentist's written prescription.

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Dental Assistant

Oral healthcare professional trained to provide supportive procedures for the dentist and for patients.

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Dental Equipment Teachnician

Specialist who installs and maintains dental equipment

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Dental Hygienist

licensed oral healthcare professional who provides preventive , therapeutic, and educational services.

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Dental Laboratory Teachnician

Professional who performs dental labortory services such as fabricating crowns,bridges and dentures as specified by the dentist's witten prescription.

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Dental Supply Person

Representative of a dental supply company who provides dental supplies, product information, services, and repairs.

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Dentist

Oral healthcare provider licensed to practice dentistry.

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Detail Person

Representative of a specific company who provides info concerning the company's product.

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Endodontics

Dental Specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the pulp.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology

Dental specialty that deals with the diagnosis of disease through various forms of imaging, including X-Ray films...

( Radiographs)

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dental surgical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions of the mouth, face , upper jaw (Maxilla) , and associated areas.

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Oral Pathology

Dental specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the oral structures.

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Orthodontics

Specialty within dentistry that focuses on preventing, intercepting, and correcting skeletal and dental problems.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Dental specialty concerned with neonatal through adolescent patients, as well as patient with special needs in these age groups.

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Periodontics

Dental specialty involved with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues.

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Prosthodontics

Dental specialty that provides restoration and replacement of natural teeth.