The conventional neighborhood dentist might receive several patients throughout the day who may have cavities in their teeth and would want to get them filled. Cavity filling is the most frequently done task of any dentist for which he may use a cement or metal filling as may be the requirement.
Later on he may have patients who have chipped their teeth for whom he would prepare a cast and fix it on the broken part a process more commonly known as capping. A parent with a child might come in next and request the dentist to fix braces on her child's teeth as they are protruding and not in alignment.
Still others would come who may want their teeth whitened for that perfect smile for which the dentist would use a bleaching gel. A patient with several missing teeth would request an implant for which the dentist would give him/her a future appointment as this task requires a fair amount of pre planning.
Lastly a nervous patient might come who would complain about pain in the jaw which on investigation would turn out to be either a decayed tooth or a wisdom tooth either of which would have to be removed, of course with a lot of reassurance and encouragement.