Dentists in Orange County

Definitions for Specialized Areas of an Orange County Dental Practice

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  • General Dentistry
  • Dental Public Health
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics And Orthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral And Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
    • General Dentistry

      Involves the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment or prevention of surgical or non-surgical related procedures for disorders, diseases or conditions associated with the maxillofacial or oral cavity area, along with associated and adjacent structures. This includes the impact on the human body. All these services are offered by a certified dentist within their scope of experience, training, and education that meets up to the ethics associated with the applicable law and profession.

      Dental Public Health

      The dental public-health is described as the art and science of controlling and preventing dental disease as well as the promotion of dental health made possible through community efforts. This is the dental practice type that serves communities as one patient opposed to the actual individual. It focuses on applicable dental research and dental-health education, along with administration of the group based dental-care programs. This includes control and prevention associated with dental diseases within a community.

      Dentofacial Orthopedics And Orthodontics

      This dental specialty includes interception, prevention, correction and diagnosis of malocclusions and skeletal and neuromuscular abnormalities of either mature or developing orofacial structures.


      This specialized dentistry focuses on the pathology, physiology, and morphology of human periradicular tissues and dental pulp. Its practice and study that encompasses the clinical and basic sciences that include the biology of normal pulp, along with the prevention, treatment, diagnosis, etiology of injuries and diseases of pulp along with periradicular conditions.

      Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

      This dental specialty is inclusive of the adjunctive, diagnosis and surgical treatments of defects, injuries and diseases that involve both esthetic and functional aspects of soft and hard tissues of maxillofacial and oral regions.

      Oral And Maxillofacial Radiology

      This is a specialty discipline and dentistry of radiology focused on production and then the interpretation of data and images produced for all the modalities associated with radiant energy used for the purpose of managing and diagnosing conditions, disorders, and diseases of the maxillofacial and oral region.

      Oral And Maxillofacial Pathology

      This specialty dentistry, as well as its discipline, is associated with pathology that deals with the management and identification of diseases that affect maxillofacial and oral regions. This science investigates processes, effects, and causes of these disease types. The practice of oral-pathology is inclusive of diagnosis and research of diseases that uses biochemical, microscopic, radiographic, clinical or other types of examinations.

      Pediatric Dentistry

      This age-defined dental specialty provides comprehensive and primary therapeutic and preventative oral-health care associated with infants as well as children through to their adolescent years, which includes those that have special health-care requirements.


      This specialized area of dental practice pertains to the treatment planning, diagnosis, maintenance and rehabilitation of oral functions, appearance, health and comfort of patients that have a clinical condition that is linked to deficient or missing teeth or/and maxillofacial and oral tissues with the use of biocompatible substitutes.


      Periodontics is a specialty dentistry that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases that are associated with the surrounding and supporting tissues of human teeth or the substitutes. This practice also includes maintenance of function, health and the aesthetics associated with these tissues and structures.