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#21 – Meet our dentists

One of your first tasks is to learn about us. The dentists that work here in our practice include: __________________.

Although our general dentists perform many of the functions of our specialists, they refer the most difficult tasks since these specialists have several years of training limited to their area of specialty.  Here is a list of the specialties in dentistry.

 

SPECIALISTS, NUMBER OF   SPECIALISTS AND TYPE OF DENTIST PERFORMING SPECIALTY PROCEDURES

SPECIALTY

NO. OF U.S.   PRACTITIONERS IN THE SPECIALTY* 2002

TYPE OF DENTIST   PERFORMING PRCEDURES IN THE SPECIALTY †

Endodontics

3,816

Mostly general dentists
Prosthodontics

3,224

Mostly general dentists
Periodontics

4,937

Mostly specialists
Orthodontics

9,294

Mostly specialists
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

6,440

Mostly general dentists, except for complex   procedures
Pediatric Dentistry

4,258

Mostly general dentists
Public Health Dentistry

1,120

Mostly specialists
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

390

Mostly specialists
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

38

Mostly general dentists

The general dentists refer to our specialists for a number of reasons.

  1. Not competent to do the procedure
  2. A general dentist failed in an earlier attempt
  3. The client prefers a specialist
  4. The client is a very demanding management problem

Meet each of our dentists and their staffs and interview them to find out the following information:

Name _______________________

Specialty : ____________________________

Background ________________________________________________________________________________

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What does a dentist in this specialty do?________________________________________________________________________________

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