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Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) and requires 3-4 years of additional formal training in an ADA approved program. Prosthodontists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of complex oral related disease and conditions. Specialty programs consists of extensive training in head and neck anatomy, preservation and restoration of oral health, materials science, esthetic tooth replacement, TMD related disorders, traumatic injury to facial structures, sleep disorders and head and neck cancer reconstruction.
Maxillofacial prosthodontics is a sub-specialty in which additional training has been pursued for treatment and restoration of missing head and neck structures such as ears, eyes, nose by prosthetic means.
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