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How many different specialties are their in Dentistry?


There are nine recognized dental specialties in Canada. The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada reviews and accredits the education programs in the nine dental specialties.

1. Dental Public Health
A public health dentist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced educational program in dental public health and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

2. Endodontics
An endodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced education program in endodontics and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced education program in oral & maxillofacial surgery and who currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

4. Oral Medicine and Pathology
A practitioner in oral medicine is a dental specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in oral medicine. A practitioner in oral pathology is a dental specialist who has successfully completed a formal advanced education program in oral pathology. A practitioner in oral medicine and pathology is a dental specialist who has completed formal advanced education programs in oral medicine and oral pathology. These practitioners currently hold such specialty designations from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

5. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
An oral and maxillofacial radiologist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced education program in oral and maxillofacial radiology and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

6. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced education program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

7. Pediatric Dentistry
A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced education program in pediatric dentistry and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

8. Periodontics
A periodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced educational program in periodontics and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.

9. Prosthodontics
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed an accredited advanced educational program in prosthodontics and currently holds such specialty designation from a Provincial Dental Regulatory Authority.
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