There are nearly a dozen dental specialties recognized in Quebec by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Some are known by the general public, while others are less-known but remain equally interesting and important. Today we demystify several of these specialties to help you get a clearer picture. You can read the first part of this article by visiting our blog.


This dentist is a clinical expert in aesthetic and dental reconstruction. They repair damaged teeth and replace missing teeth. Like an architect, they diagnose, develop and coordinate treatment plans with medical specialists and general practitioners to ensure the smooth functioning, comfort and aesthetics of the patient’s mouth. Crowns, bridges, veneers, implants or full or partial prostheses are all covered in this field.

Find a prosthodontist near you by visiting the websites of the Quebec Federation of Professional Dentists or the Ordre des dentistes du Québec.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

This dentist is an expert in diagnosing and treating abnormalities, injuries, diseases of the mouth, jaw (maxillo) and face (facial). They have followed four to six years of training in surgery, medicine and anesthesia after studying dentistry to develop their know-how.

They specialize in the treatment of jaw tumors, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions as well as fractures and malformation of the face (orthognathic surgery).

To find a specialist in your area, visit the Canadian Association of Specialists in Maxillofacial Surgery.


This is without a doubt the most known dental specialty to the public. An orthodontist holds a graduate degree that confers the art and science of aligning teeth. Much more than just aesthetic treatment, orthodontics can prevent tooth trauma and help people improve their speech and phonation. They can also help treat sleep apnea and reduce snoring as some treatments help to deliver a greater nasal breathing capacity.

Learn more about this specialty by visiting the Association des Orthodontistes du Québec website and find a dentist by clicking here.

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