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 621210 Offices of Dentists

This industry comprises establishments of health practitioners having the degree of D.M.D. (Doctor of dental medicine), D.D.S. (Doctor of dental surgery), or D.D.Sc. (Doctor of dental science) primarily engaged in the independent practice of general or specialized dentistry or dental surgery. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices (e.g., centers, clinics) or in the facilities of others, such as hospitals or HMO medical centers. They can provide either comprehensive preventive, cosmetic, or emergency care, or specialize in a single field of dentistry.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments known as dental laboratories primarily engaged in making dentures, artificial teeth, and orthodontic appliances to order for dentists are classified U.S. Industry 339116, Dental Laboratories; and
  • Establishments of dental hygienists primarily engaged in cleaning teeth and gums or establishments of denturists primarily engaged in taking impressions for and fitting dentures are classified in U.S. Industry 621399, Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners.
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    Corresponding Index Entries
    6212106212108021DDSs' (doctors of dental surgery) offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Dental surgeons' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Dentists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021DMDs' (doctors of dental medicine) offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Doctors of dental medicine (DMDs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Doctors of dental surgery (DDSs) offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Endodontists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Family dentists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Oral and maxillofacial surgeons' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Oral pathologists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Orthodontists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Pathologists', oral, offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Periodontists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Prosthodontists' offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
    6212106212108021Surgeons', dental, offices (e.g., centers, clinics)