Special needs or special care dentistry is a dental specialty involving the specialist care of patients in order to accommodate developmental and acquired disabilities.
Also called prosthodontics, prosthetic dentistry is a speciality of dentistry focused on dental prosthetics. This typically includes the fitting of dentures, bridges and other implants implants.
Periodontology is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the study of the supporting structures of teeth. Dentists interested in periodontology have research and practical interest in the study of gums and similar tissues as well as the diseases that affect them.
A paediatric dentist is concerned with the specialised dental care of children and adolescents.
Also referred to as dentofacial orthopaedics, orthodontics is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of primarily teeth as well as the midface and mandible.
Part of veterinary medicine, veterinary dentistry is concerned with the dental care of animals.
As people age they become more susceptible to aural conditions. Geriatric dentistry offers specialised care for elderly people and involves the treatment and prevention of age-related conditions.
Also referred to as forensic dentistry, this speciality is used for the gathering of evidence from dentistry for use in cases of criminal and civil law. In many cases the role of the forensic dentist is concerned with the verification of a person’s identity from existing dental records.
Referring to the specialised medical treatment of the oral cavity and related structures, oral medicine lies at the intersection between dentistry and broader medical practice.
Oral implantology refers to the process and study of replacing damaged and diseased teeth with dental implants.