Going to the dentist doesn't always mean visiting the office of a private practice. A dental clinic can actually house all of your dental needs under one roof, and there is more than one kind of specialist in this type of facility.
A clinic can be situated in a dentistry school, hospital, private health center (run by one or numerous owners) or even the US Army or veteran's home. In all of these settings, the dental clinic emphasizes patient education to prevent disease and provide treatment options for the same procedures that are warranted in a general practice. An average clinic is staffed by dentists, dental assistants and dental hygienists who provide services such as exams, cleaning, X-rays, fillings and other necessary dental care.