- A Dentist is a medical practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of problems that affect teeth, gums, and the surrounding maxillofacial structure. They are also responsible for providing cleaning and preventative maintenance services, as well as instructions on the proper maintenance of teeth and gums.
- To achieve these goals, dentists routinely perform examinations, take x-ray scans, diagnose diseases, and prescribe possible treatments. They also conduct oral surgical procedures and prescribe medications for the treatment of dental problems, relief of symptoms, and prevention of infection. Due to the use of anesthetics in several dental procedures, dentists also train in the administration of general anesthesia.