Dental Health

What Is Dental Health?

Individuals who work in the dental health field are committed to educating and treating patients to maintain and improve their teeth and surrounding tissue.  Dentistry is an art and a science, where practitioners need to know about the human body and also about the craft of repairing teeth so that their repairs are realistic-looking and work well.  In addition, dentists and support staff also need to educate patients on good practices to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Lots of times dentists see patients more than their primary care physicians see them, so it’s important that dentists, assistants, and hygienists know not just about teeth and gums but also about how mouth problems can be related to overall health.

Some dental practices specialize in procedures like orthodontics (braces) or various surgical procedures like root canals.  People who want to work in a helping profession, are good students of science, and also are good at working with their hands, especially in small spaces, ought to look into various forms of dentistry.  Positions include Dentist, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, and other related office staff.

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