All practising dentists are licensed health professionals, qualified to:
- Examine and diagnose dental disease
- Recommend and carry out required treatments
- Advise patients on all aspects of oral health
Today, the emphasis in oral health is on prevention and quality health treatment. To meet these needs, the dentist works with a Dental Health Team, which has developed into a well-trained and highly-organized group. On a visit to the dentist, a patient may see as many as five different members of the Dental Health Team.