Introduction to Stomatology
Stomatology is one of the basic medical fields. It studies diagnostics, treatment and prevention of diseases affecting teeth, oral cavity and tissues and organs which are topographically associated with it. Stomatology services are provided mainly in the form of an outpatient care, just a small part of the care is provided by inpatient stomatological facilities.
Today’s stomatology is a field that employs exclusively university-educated professionals, i.e. doctors after graduation from five to six years long studies at a university.
A doctor-stomatologist’s coworkers are health services staff: a nurse, a dental technician, an X-ray technician, and a dental hygienist.