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den·tal sur·geon

a general practitioner of dentistry; a dentist with the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
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den·tal sur·geon

(den'tăl sŭr'jŏn)
A general practitioner of dentistry.
Synonym(s): oral surgeon.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

den·tal sur·geon

(den'tăl sŭr'jŏn)
General practitioner of dentistry; a dentist with the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about dental surgeon

Q. Can you get influenza after a dentist visit? I’ve been to the dentist yesterday and I woke up sick. Is it considered mal practice?

A. o..relax..first of all you can get the flu anywhere and anytime. Secondly- it takes more than a day to develop symptoms so yo probably got it from someone else. It’s not mal practice anyway, and stop thinking on how you can get money off your dentist :) here is a Southpark episode about it:

Q. How can I take an ADHD child to a dentist? He is afraid of the dentist and get nervous when he even hears about visiting a dentist. He gets even more active and uncontrollable.

A. My son is 9 w/ ADHD and extreme impulsivity. At 1yr. he was developmental delayed. Dad moved to AZ about 3 yrs. ago & didn't tell us. Son has been through therapy & medications & in special ed w/ me. Had a rough road in school, but the teachers loved him. He gave me alot of trouble so this past June I agreed to send him to his dad. This is what our son wanted. Now son calls crying, hiding under bed, in his closet, he says he is afraid of his dad, he shakes when his dad yells & son wants to move back home to me. He says he hates his dad. Dad won't talk to me on the phone, just laughs & says "send me child support". Dad never took son for parenting time long term. Just weekends when dad lived here. I hate to hear my son cry. I want my son back. Dad took him off all meds, he is struggeling in school & now suspended for 4 days for teasing 8th graders! Dad hasn't gotten his hair cut ever, hasn't taken him to the dentist for his spacer since some teeth got p

Q. What are the dentists going to do if I have Pit and fissure caries? I look at my teeth and i see tiny black stuff on the fissures of my molars. I am so freakin scared. Are the dentists going to do something painful?

A. Well you will have to see a dentist if you want an answer on what kind of treatment they will offer you. Today dentists use good anesthesia so anything they will do is not supposed to be painful.

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Among dental surgeons 64.5% encircled that calculus is the cause of periodontal diseases (house officers 80%, Residents 50%, GP's 60%) and only 33.5% said that it is the plaque which is main cause for periodontal diseases (house officers 20%, residents 45%, GP's 40%).
Certificate giving ceremony was held in KCD and the dental surgeons were awarded certificate by Additional Health Secretary on the occasion.
He informed that the Commission also advertised 23 posts of Medico-Legal Officers including 14 (Rural) and 9 (Urban), six posts of Women Medico-Legal Officers including four (Rural) and two (Urban), 10 posts of Chief Medico-Legal Officers including six (Rural) and 4 (Urban) and three posts of Dental Surgeon including two (Rural) and one (Urban).
She said it was in 1988 that after acquiring affiliation with Karachi University that Baqai Medical College was turned functional that produced its first batch of dental surgeons in 1993.
Nisar Chaudhry a noted dental surgeon in United States was an important member of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA) for many years.
The approved HCEs included 18 public sector and 34 private category-I hospitals, 356 basic health units, 79 clinics of general practitioners, 986 homoeopathic clinics,1201 treatment centres of hakeems and three clinics of dental surgeons.
He said that another mean could be proper activation of rural health centres of the provincial governments as dental surgeons should be recruited for placing them at these RHCs for the provision of the much-needed dental health services to the villagers.
There is also a shortage of dental surgeons, and foreign ones willing to come to the UK and work in the NHS have to wait six months before they can practise.
According to BVH Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Azizur Rehman the approval has been given to overcome the shortage of medical officers (MOs), women medical officers (WMOs) and dental surgeons at the main public healthcare facility of south Punjab.
Gajjar was elected as Councilor and served on various committees with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.