You might be surprised to find out that your dentist does not have to join their local, or state society- both of which are components of the American Dental Association, states Dr. Marks. Whether you dentist earns his degree as a DMD, or DDS, the training in United States schools is the same. The training includes restorative dentistry (fillings), endodontics (root canals),periodontics (gum diseases), oral surgery (extractions and implants), orthodontics (tooth straightening), oral pathology (diseases in the mouth), radiology (x rays), pedodontics (children's dentistry), and prosthodontics (dentures, crowns, bridges).
So if the training is the same, why join the Associations, asks Dr. Marks.......... FINISH -->