Dental Surgeon


A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a medical professional who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aids in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and sometimes dental therapists.

By nature of their general training, a licensed dentist can carry out most dental treatments such as restorative (dental restorations, crowns, bridges), orthodontics (braces), prosthodontic (dentures, crown/bridge), endodontic (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and oral surgery (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, taking radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. Additionally, dentists can further engage in oral surgery procedures such as dental implant placement. Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics, fluorides, pain killers, local anesthetics, sedatives/hypnotics and any other medications that serve in the treatment of the various conditions that arise in the head and neck.

All DDS and DMD degree holders are legally qualified to perform a number of more complex procedures such as gingival grafts, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and implants, as well as a range of more invasive oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, though many choose to pursue residencies or other post-doctoral education to augment their abilities. A few select procedures, such as the administration of General anesthesia, legally require postdoctoral training in the US. While many oral diseases are unique and self-limiting, poor conditions in the oral cavity can lead to poor general health and vice versa; notably, there is a significant link between periodontal and cardiovascular disease. Conditions in the oral cavity may also be indicative of other systemic diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, AIDS, and various blood diseases, including malignancies and lymphoma.

INTERESTING FACT
IN CHINA AS WELL AS FRANCE,THE FIRST PEOPLE TO PERFORM DENTISTRY WERE BARBERS. THEY HAVE BEEN CATEGORIZED INTO 2 DISTINCT GROUPS: GUILD OF BARBERS AND LAY BARBERS....Read More

Doctors in this Specialty


Dr. Opal Roopchand


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Avinash Maharaj


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Devi Kanhai


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Norbert Samlal


Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Caroline Singh


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Azad Ashraph


Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Dillon Chase


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Machel Buchanan


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Trevor Hacker


Dental Surgeon

  • Jamaica

Dr. Dexter Browne


Dentistry, Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago

Dr. Ralph Nandi Narine...


Dental Surgeon

  • Trinidad & Tobago
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