Prosthodontics is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, restoration, and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of the natural teeth and/or the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes.

The National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) in Prosthodontics evaluates a candidate’s ability to demonstrate expertise in Prosthodontics consistent with the high standards of practice. The standard used by examiners in judging candidates' performance is the reasonable, ethical, and prudent practice of Prosthodontists in Canada for the diagnosis, preservation, restoration, and maintenance of oral and contiguous structures.