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orthodontist

 [or″tho-don´tist]
a dentist who specializes in orthodontics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·tho·dont·ist

(ōr'thō-don'tist),
A dental specialist who practices orthodontics.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

or·tho·dont·ist

(ōr'thŏ-don'tist)
A dental specialist who practices orthodontics.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

or·tho·dont·ist

(ōr'thŏ-don'tist)
A dental specialist who practices orthodontics.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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"As patients, they only come to us when they have pain, but if you ask me as an orthodontist I would say that they should start visiting us when they are really young," he explained.
Some orthodontists seem to think so, claiming these providers are only suited for minor concerns.
He said six to seven years age is considered ideal time for parents of children to approach qualified orthodontist for dental check-up.
According to him, 'What we have realised is that for this treatment to work, it is a partnership between the child or adult and the orthodontist. And the orthodontist needs to be aware of some other factors that will influence the child's decision to have treatment and what they want from treatment.
Data collection from orthodontists was carried out in a lecture room by the principal author under exam conditions similar to those with the schoolchildren.
While all orthodontists are dentists, just 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists.
Following an investigation, the ombudsman ruled that Mr C's treatment plan was unusual and that the orthodontist hadn't discussed the situation with restorative dentists because work would have to have been done to make Mr C's teeth look normal.The ombudsman also found no evidence from the orthodontist's records that other treatment options had been discussed with Mr C.
Manny Pacquiao will have LA-based orthodontist Ed Dela Vega as cutman in Malaysia.
The committee will review the interim order at an administrative meeting within the next six months.Dr Luciola started working at the Manchester Dental Hospital as a newly qualified specialist orthodontist in 2003 before opening her own practice in 2012.She helped set up the Operation Smile Kenya that deals with lip reconstruction more than 20 years ago, and still has such clinics to date.
The event was jointly organized by Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD), Pakistan Association of Orthodontists and Rehman College of Dentistry.
MYTH: Everyone who straightens teeth is an orthodontist While some general dentists offer treatment to straighten teeth and are very good at it, a specialist orthodontist has completed (at least) five additional years of study and training in how teeth move, before they can register as a specialist.
So perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children make their first visit to an orthodontist no later than age seven.

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