Today’s dentists are highly sophisticated health professionals who provide a wide range of oral health care services that contribute to the general health and quality of their patients’ lives. They are at the forefront of new developments in dental implants, computer-generated imaging and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.
Dentists are instrumental in the early detection of oral cancer and systemic conditions that manifest in the mouth. They can also serve as first responders in the event of a large-scale health emergency.
Advances in dental research, including genetic engineering, the discovery of links between oral and systemic diseases, the development of salivary diagnostics and the continued development of new materials and techniques, make dentistry an exciting, challenging and rewarding profession.
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