An endodontist is a root canal specialist. Endodontics is that branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues.
For more information, go to Canadian Academy of Endodontics www.caendo.ca
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons provide patients with unique expertise in facial reconstructive surgery (primarily the mouth and jaw) including dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, bone grafting, and jaw surgery.
For more information, go to Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons www.caoms.com
Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral Medicine focuses on nonsurgical management of oral diseases including the management of oral mucosal and salivary gland diseases; temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain; oral complications of systemic disease; and dental management of medically complex patients within its scope of practice.
Oral Pathology focuses on the identification and management of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial regions through microscopic, clinical, biochemical or other forms of examination. Oral Pathology includes histopathologic analysis of tissue samples, the investigation of causes and effects of diseases.
For more information, go to Canadian Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine
Orthodontists are dentists who have completed an additional 2 to 3 years of university education to specialize in orthodontic treatment. They are experts in aligning teeth and jaw bones to obtain a great smile and healthy bite.
For more information, go to Canadian Association of Orthodontists https://cao-aco.org
Pediatric dentists serve as primary and comprehensive oral health care dentists for children from infancy through adolescence. With specialized techniques of behaviour management and dental care, they provide the diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic and consultative expertise. This includes providing care for children with special needs.
Whether you are looking for general information related to your child’s oral health or guidance on a specific issue, go to Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry www.capd-acdp.org
“The goal of periodontal therapy is to allow you to keep your teeth and your smile for life. More specifically, it allows to stop the progression of gum disease, to strengthen your gums and to replace, if necessary, any missing teeth with implants. Periodontists are involved with the building and establishment of the hard and soft tissues and maintaining these as healthy foundations to support teeth and implants in the gums and bone.” From the www.cap-acp.ca.
For more information, go to Canadian Academy of Periodontology www.cap-acp.ca
Prosthodontics is the replacement of Missing Teeth and Cosmetic Dentistry. “Prosthodontists combine the hands of a dentist with the eyes of an artist to create natural-looking restorations that greatly benefit their patients both functionally and esthetically.” From For Patients (prosthodontics.ca). They are experts in fixing broken, decayed, worn or discoloured teeth, to make them look natural and lovely. Options include replacing missing teeth, or using prostheses such as crowns, bridges, dentures and implants.
For more information, go to Association of Prosthodontists of Canada www.prosthodontics.ca
For more information on Canadian Dental Specialties, go to Canadian Dental Association (cda-adc.ca).
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