A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.
A dentist typically:
A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
There are 34226 specialists practicing Dentistry in California with an overall average rating of 4.3 stars. There are 271 hospitals in California with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.