Dentists are highly skilled medical professionals who provide several oral care services that in turn contribute to the health and quality of the patient’s lives. They bear the torch of new developments in the world of dentistry- be it cosmetic, aesthetic makeover, dental implants or computer-aided treatment of patients (CAD-CAM). Dentistry, as a branch of study, constitutes of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases, disorders, conditions of the oral cavity or the adjacent related tissues and structures of the jaw.
Recent advancements in dental research include genetic engineering, the discovery of links between oral and systemic diseases, development of new techniques and materials. Dental treatments are generally performed by a team which often consists of dentist specialist, Prosthodontist, orthodontist, pediatric dentist, oral surgeons, periodontist, dental technicians and dental assistants.