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Abuse

Any care that results in physical harm or pain, or mental anguish

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Assault and Battery

Physical or verbal attack on another person; treatment or care given without proper consent, unlawfully touching another person without their consent

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Associates degree

Degree awarded by a vocational-tech school or community college after completion of 2 year course of study or equivalent

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Endodontics

Treatment of diseases of the pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and roots of teeth

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Orthodontist

Doctor specializing in alignment and straightening of teeth

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Periodontics

Treatment and prevention of diseases of the gums, bone, and structures of the teeth

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Periodontist

Doctor(dentist) specializing in periodontics

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Dental hygienist

Perform preliminary exams of teeth and mouth, clean teeth, and other preventative and therapeutic services

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Dental laboratory technician

Make and repair dental prostheses(dentures, crowns)

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Emergency medical technician

Provide emergency, prehospital care to victims of accidents, injuries or sudden illnesses

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Physician's assistant

Take medical histories, perform routine physical exams and basic diagnostic tests, treat minor injuries, prescribe and administer treatments

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Cardiologist

Diseases of heart and blood vessels

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Dermatologist

Diseases of the skin

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Endocrinologist

Diseases of the endocrine glands

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Gastroenterologist

Diseases and disorders of the stomach and intestines

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Gerontologist

Diseases of elderly individuals

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Gynecologist

Diseases of the female reproductive organs

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Internist

Diseases of the internal organs(heart, lungs, glands intestines, kidneys)

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Neurologist

Disorders of the brain and nervous system

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Oncologist

Diagnosis and treatment of tumors(cancer)

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Ophthalmologist

Diseases and disorders of the eye

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Orthopedist

Diseases and disorders of the muscles and bones

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Pathologist

Diagnose disease by studying changes in organs tissues and cells

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Pediatrician

Diseases and disorders of children

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Proctologist

Diseases of the lower part of the large intestine

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Radiologist

Use of x-rays and radiation to diagnose and treat disease

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Psychologist

Studies human behavior and uses this knowledge to help individuals deal with everyday behaviors

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Sociologist

Social workers, aid people who have difficulty coping with problems by helping them make adjustments in their lives and/or referring them to community resources

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Genetic counselor

Provide information to individuals and families on genetic diseases or inherited conditions. Research risk for diseases and birth defects, perform screening tests,identify options and help individuals cope with psychological issues caused by genetic diseases

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Licensed practical/vocational nurse

Provide patient care requiring technical knowledge but not to the level of RNs