Sometimes referred to simply as oral surgery. Oral and maxillofacial surgery encompasses the practice of tooth extractions as well as implants and surgery of the jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.
As a speciality, dentists studying oral biology conduct research into specific areas of dental and craniofacial biology.
Also referred to as endodontics it refers to the study of dental pulp. In relation to Conservative dentistry, this speciality is concerned with the restoration of tooth form and function following lesions and damage to the structure.
Oral and maxillofacial pathology involves the diagnosis and study of diseases affecting the oral cavity and surrounding structures.
This specialty is concerned with the interpretation and performance of diagnostic images of the oral cavity and the larger maxillofacial area.
Dental public health refers to the study of oral health in relation to epidemiology, including the study of the impact of health policy.