A dentist is a physician specialised in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dental conditions and oral cavity diseases in general. The dentists work under a licenced dentist’s supervision. Dentists must have an MBA degree from a college accredited by the American Dental Association or a post-graduate degree from an institution recognised by the Board of Dental Accreditation. The basic credentials needed for a dentist’s registration are an accredited college undergraduate degree and the completion of a dentist’s programme at an accredited university. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college is the minimum educational qualification required for a dentist practising in any state in the USA. Dentist registration is required from the State Dental Review Board.Find additional information at Green Meadow Dental.
The licencing exams are available from the State Board of Dental Examiners for practising dentists. The licencing criteria are that he should be a graduate of a medical college with a department of dentistry, that he should have passed the written and oral exams related to dental treatment, and that he should have passed the National Board of Examiners’ examination for dentistry. A dentist must be licenced with the State Board of Dental Examiners in order to practise dentistry. A dentist must take a one-year full time course in a programme approved by the Board to be eligible for registration.
Dental Hygiene and Community Health Dentistry Dental hygienists operate in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, family and school clinics and other community health care agencies as a special form of dental professional. They provide preventive dental services such as tooth inspection and dental management, oral hygiene preparation and maintenance, treatment planning, implementation of treatment, advanced dental practise education, referral to trained specialists and promotion of health. Public health dentists are concerned with the local community’s general health and support the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease. They concentrate on education about healthy eating, weight loss, diabetes prevention in the community, cancer, dental promotion, and keeping a good smile.