Only your dentist has the education, skills, knowledge and expertise to examine and diagnose your dental health needs, and make recommendations for a comprehensive treatment plan. Dentists are trained to detect early signs of cavities, gum disease, mouth or throat cancers. Dentists can address cosmetic concerns or functional issues, and preventative maintenance.
In order to graduate from a dental program, dental students complete 6 to 8 years of education to obtain a degree of doctor of dental surgery [DDS] or doctor of dental medicine [DMD] from a dentistry program.
Dentists lead the health team that is comprised of dental hygienists, registered dental assistants and office staff to care for your oral health.
A dentist must be registered and licensed with the Manitoba Dental Association in order to practice dentistry in Manitoba.