Endodontist: Endodontists care for the inner portion of the teeth. They perform root canals and treat diseases of the pulp and nerves inside the tooth.
 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: Treat injuries and defects of the mouth and jaw; they often perform complex tooth extractions.
 
Oral Pathologist: Examine, identify, diagnose and treat diseases of the mouth.
 
Orthodontist: Design and apply corrective and supportive appliances (braces) to realign crooked teeth.
 
Pediatric Dentist: Care for infants, children, adolescents and special patients having psychological, physical or emotional problems. Thee practitioners are skilled at handling the first visit to the dentist.
 
Peridontist: Treat diseases of the soft tissue (gums) and bone that surround and support the teeth.
 
Prosthodontist: design, construct and fit replacement teeth, such as implants, bridgework and dentures.