Insight into Dentistry

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Lincoln County Hospital
Pathway Allied Health
Minimum Age 14+
Duration Up to 2 days

Dentistry, also known as dental medicine and 'oral medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial (jaw and facial) area.Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures.

Whilst on placement the individual will assist and observe the various staff during diagnoses and consultations/treatments. Individuals will learn about hygiene and protocol, research work, and gain a basic insight into this specialist area in a controlled working environment. Other tasks may include sorting records for clinics, general and related admin duties and liaising between departments etc.

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