What is general dentistry?

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There are many different types of oral health care providers that might become involved in the care of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Everyone needs a dentist who practices general dentistry.

What is a General Dentist?

A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. This professional diagnoses, treats, and manages your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.

Doctor's hands making heart shape isolated on whiteAll practicing general dentists have earned either a DDS or DMD degree (doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine, respectively). Dr. Mansour holds a DDS. There is no difference between the two degrees or the curriculum requirements that dentists must meet. Some schools simply award the one degree, while others award the other degree.

These degrees consists of three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to become a general dentist. Additional post-graduate training including residency and board exams are required to become a dental specialist. Dr. Mansour academically earned a prestigious extra one year general dentistry residency at Sinai Hospital.

General dentistry is a very exciting field and Dr. Mansour loves helping his patients in this area.

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