UBC Dental School
The Dental Faculty at the University of British Columbia offers degrees in the profession of dentistry (DMD – Doctor of Dental Medicine) as well as Bachelor degree courses in dental hygiene. Please note: a bachelor degree in dental hygiene is NOT required to work as a dental hygienist in BC.
Dentists, as highly trained, skilled professionals, are the leaders of the dental team within the dental office. The dentist is the only member of the dental team qualified to diagnose and treat dental disease and will perform procedures that many people are familiar with:
- dental restorations (fillings, crowns, etc)
- endodontics (root canal)
- periodontal (gum) treatment
- dental prosthetics (dentures, bridges, implants)
- oral surgery (extractions, etc.)
- cosmetic dentistry
Dentists may delegate to hygienists or certified dental assistants certain procedures that they are qualified to perform under the dentist's supervision.
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