Dentists are oral health experts. They performs a wide variety of procedures related to your teeth, gums and mouth. Dentists educate patients on how to prevent oral health problems, provide nutritional guidance and advice on maintaining good oral health, and overall well being. Dentistry is an art. Careful handwork and precise technical ability is required to produce the best possible results for the patient.
Dentists often work closely with dental hygenists, dental assistants, dental technicians and receptionists. Some also choose to be faculty at dental schools who teach and train dental professionals and even conduct research in an academic or corporate setting.
The Canadian Dental Association provides information for students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry and preparing for dental school. Information about the Dental Apptitute Test (DAT) is available as well.