Dental specialists have the advanced knowledge and skills that can be essential to maintain and restore oral health conditions under certain conditions. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) outlines 9 nationally-recognized dental specialities in Canada.
Dental Public Health is a non-clinical speciality of dentistry that deals with the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of oral health.
Endodontics is the speciality of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues.
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, also known as Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology, is the speciality of dentistry concerned with performance and interpretation of diagnostic imaging used for examining the craniofacial, dental and adjacent structures.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the speciality of dentistry that involves treating many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region.
Oral Medicine and Pathology is the speciality of dentistry that involves the diagnosis and non-surgical management of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular joint diseases or disorders.
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is the speciality of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws.
Pediatric Dentistry is the speciality of dentistry concerned with providing comprehensive oral health diagnosis and care for infants and children through adolescence.
Periodontics is the speciality of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal membranes, and alveolar bone.
Prosthodontics is the speciality of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, restoration and maintenance of restorations and the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes such as crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, or dental implants.