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What do you do when you are a dentist?

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Paymon’s Answer

I believe the two answers thus far have done a great job at answering what dentists do. I want to also point out that dentistry offers a wide range of options as far as the directions you can take your career. First of all, there are various specialties within dentistry that one can choose to pursue. The specialties would allow you to focus and increase your skills in one area of dentistry, and usually earn a higher income as well. There are other options as well, including owning your own dental office or working with another dentist or larger organization, teaching dentistry at a dental school, working in public health to serve and treat those who lack the resources (primarily money) to get proper dental care, along with other options as well. The field is diverse and offers many opportunities for dentists to explore.

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Grace’s Answer

Being a dentist is so broad but an exciting and amazing career! If you enjoy art and science, it's the perfect combination. Dentists don't just fix cavities, dentists help completely rebuild the function of the mouth (eating, talking, appearance) as well as the doctor side of things to address issues with disease. If you enjoy a specific area of dentistry you can focus in on one area and specialize - there's oral surgery, periodontics (gums and bone), orthodontics (braces) as an example.

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Madiha’s Answer

Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of the teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Dentists typically do the following:

Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
Repair or remove damaged teeth
Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
Prescribe antibiotics or other medications
Examine x rays of teeth, gums, the jaw, and nearby areas in order to diagnose problems
Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures
Teach patients about diets, flossing, the use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
Dentists use a variety of equipment, including x-ray machines, drills, mouth mirrors, probes, forceps, brushes, and scalpels. They also use lasers, digital scanners, and other technologies.

In addition, dentists in private practice oversee a variety of administrative tasks, including bookkeeping and buying equipment and supplies. They employ and supervise

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Aman’s Answer

As a dentist you diagnose diseases related to oral cavity (mouth). Teeth are important to a person's general health and hence, we try to save teeth by filling them and keeping them clean. But sometimes, teeth can not be saved due to several reasons and in those case we extract or take them out.
There are lot of things that you have to consider before doing dental treatment and hence, a dentist has to learn about medical diseases and influence on dental.
I love working as a dentist cause its not only the disease aspect that we address but also an esthetic (making pretty smile) aspect which always keep things interesting.

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Madiha’s Answer

Depends on your speciality
A dentist can do:
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Juliana’s Answer

oral surgery, endodontics, periodontal treatment, esthetic treatment, restorative treatment, prosthesis, assessment, perception and diagnosis of pathology, among others. oral surgery, endodontics, periodontal treatment, aesthetic treatment, restorative treatment, prosthesis, assessment, perception and diagnosis of pathology , and others.