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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Simply put, general dentists take care of everyone. The Academy of General Dentistry describes the general dentist as "the primary dental care provider for patients in all age groups." These physicians diagnose, treat, manage and coordinate the services related to a patient's oral health.

Although they choose not to specialize in one area of dentistry, general dentists are trained in all dental procedures, from basic cleanings to restorative dentistry and surgical procedures. General dentists can typically treat children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with a wide varie

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Understanding Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

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