CAREERS INVOLVING THE TEETH
A dentist is a person who cares for your teeth and gums. You should see your dentist at least twice a year.
A dental assistant works with the dentist in all areas of dentistry and with any of the specialists.
A dental hygienist works under the supervision of the dentist to clean the teeth and gums and performs other tasks as given by the dentist.
An orthodontist is a person who works to make sure your teeth are correctly aligned, or that they fit well next to each other.
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating abscessed teeth and removing damaged nerves from teeth.
A periodontist specializes in treating the gums and supporting bone around teeth.
An oral surgeon is a dentist who performs surgery on the head or neck, which includes the mouth and teeth.
A prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in replacing missing teeth.
A pedodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating children.
Now that we have learned about the teeth, it's time to learn about a new part of the body. Next we will talk all about the ears.