General dentists are the primary care providers for the majority of basic dental needs, like bi-annual checkups and routine cleanings. However, sometimes patients' needs specific dental treatments that require the attention of a dentist specialist.
The American Dental Association recognizes various specialties within the dentistry profession. Individuals who practice under these specialties receive the same undergraduate education, graduate from accredited dental programs, and are licensed as a dentist prior to continuing their education for an additional two to four years to achieve recognition as a dental specialist.
Check out these dental professionals to see to whom you may be referred to by your general dentist.