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The terms "dentist" and "odontologist" refer to professionals dedicated to dental health care, but there are differences in their training and specialization.

A dentist is a professional who has graduated from an accredited dental school and obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. They are trained to diagnose and treat dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, extractions, fillings, and dental cleanings.

On the other hand, an odontologist is a dental specialist who has completed additional training after obtaining their dental degree. Odontologists can specialize in a variety of areas such as orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, among others.

In summary, all odontologists are dentists, but not all dentists are specialized odontologists. Therefore, if you need specialized dental care such as orthodontic treatment or oral surgery, you may need to be referred to an odontologist by your general dentist.


The Global Dent Dental Clinic located in Villeray, Hochelaga, and Ste-Julie is the perfect place to receive quality care for your teeth and smile. We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive and cleaning treatments, bite correction, and dental whitening. We also offer emergency services to help alleviate pain and protect your dental health.

Our team of highly qualified dentists is dedicated to providing you with high-quality treatment and helping you maintain a healthy and radiant smile. Among our services, we have dental restoration, dental aesthetics, dental prosthetics, periodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics, professional cleaning, and emergency services.

At the Global Dent dental center, we are committed to serving all people living in Montreal and Rive-Sud. If you need an appointment or have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We hope to see you soon at the Global Dent Dental Clinic!


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