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What is the difference between dmd and dds?

What is the difference between dmd and dds?

None: I am not a dentist but as far as i know, the dmd and dds degrees are equivalent. Both are dentists. I believe it is similar to the fact that there are two degrees for doctors, M.D. And D.O. ...Read more

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Dmd (Definition)

The 2 degrees offered in U.S. Dental schools is dmd ( doctor of dental medicine)or dds (doctor of dental surgery). Upon graduation from dental school one of these degrees will be presented to the doctor. There is no established difference between the two degrees. Once the dds or dmd passes their licensing boards they will be qualified ...Read more


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What is the difference between dds and dmd ?

What is the difference between dds and dmd ?

One letter: Different schools grant different degrees upon their graduates. The dds and dmd degrees are identical and recognized as such by all state licensing boards. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a dds and dmd?

No difference : Dds stands for doctor of dental surgery and dmd stands for "dentariae medicinae doctor" , different dental schools in the union granted either dds or dmd degree, thus creating lots of confusion for general public, when my patients ask me about the difference - i tell them : it is exactly like having your driver license issued by california vs. Florida... ...Read more

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What is the difference between a dmd or a dds?

What is the difference between a dmd or a dds?

None: There is no difference. Some dental schools award dds (doctor of dental surgery) to graduates. Other schools award dmd (doctor of dental medicine). The education is the same. I have a dds, my partner has a dmd. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dmd and a dds?

What's the difference between a dmd and a dds?

Used to be...: When it was first given out, by penn and harvard; they were dental programs with a particular emphasis on medicine. The first two years for those dental students were taken along side their md counter parts; they took those first few years of "materia medica". Now there is no difference between the degrees, just the nominal preference of the graduate school. No difference. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dds and a dmd?

What's the difference between a dds and a dmd?

None: Different schools established the degree way back in their history. Dds stands for doctor of dental sugery and dmd stands for doctor of dental medicine. At one time, the dds degree meant that the dentist was more practice oriented and the dmd was more academic and research oriented. Now, the degrees are the same. ...Read more

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Is there a real big difference between a dmd and dds?

Is there a real big difference between a dmd and dds?

Not any more: Historically, most dental schools offered the dds degree. A few, such as penn and tufts, restructured their curriculum to provide a greater understanding of the connection between the health of the mouth and the rest of the body and chose to use a different designation. Today, however, there really is no difference in the quality or scope of education leading to either degree. Both are well trained. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a dds, dmd, oral surgeon and which one is the best if i want crowns or implants?

What is the difference between a dds, dmd, oral surgeon and which one is the best if i want crowns or implants?

DDS, DMD, Oral Surg.: Usually the dds or dmd depends on where you went to dental school. Many schools give out a dds and some schools give out a dmd degree. Which is best for crowns and implants depends on their post graduate training. Usually oral surgeons do not place crowns. Many times there is a team approach with general dentist and the oral s. Working together. Sometimes the dds/dmd place implants. Ask questions. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the difference between a doctor of dental surgery (dds) and doctor of dental medicine (dmd)?

Letters: The only difference is the degree that is bestowed upon the graduate. Dental schools differ in the degree (dds vs dmd) but both are the same in the eyes of state licensing boards. ...Read more

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Is there a real big difference to a dentist with a dmd and dds?

Is there a real big difference to a dentist with a dmd and dds?

Not in US schools.: Dmd and dds are two degrees offered by different dental schools. For dental schools in the United States the degrees are synonymous and reflect the same level and quality of education. I am unsure about the level of training required in foreign dental schools. ...Read more

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Are there differences bewtten what type of radiographycal tests md/dmd vs. Dds can or cannot order as the "oral surgeons"?

Not really: As long as it pertains to the mouth a licensed dentist can order anything that an oral surgeon can. The difference may be in the interpretation of the x-ray which is not a test. ...Read more

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What is dmd vs dds?

Nothing really.: Dds is doctor of dental surgery and dmd is doctor of dental medicine. There is no real difference, just depends on where a dentist graduates from. ...Read more

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How do a dds and a dmd differ?

How do a dds and a dmd differ?

No difference: The dds or dmd is the degree that the dental school offered upon graduation. Both have similar training and have to pass national board exams as well as state board exams in order to practice dentistry. Both are equally qualified. ...Read more

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Is dmd dentist more qualified than a dds?

Is dmd dentist more qualified than a dds?

They are the same: Dmd and dds are the two degrees that are offered to dentists in the usa. Dmd vs dds is determined by the state's law. For example, a dentist graduating from massachusetts will always receive a dmd and a graduate from new york will always get a dds. All the credentials are exactly the same and both are allowed all practicing privileges in all 50 states once they pass their board certification. ...Read more

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Dds/dmd: is there any value to j.E. Phillips (dds) blotting technique when brushing my teeth? I'd like all the opinions i can have.

Dds/dmd: is there any value to j.E. Phillips (dds) blotting technique when brushing my teeth? I'd like all the opinions i can have.

Little Value if Any: This technique is too complicated, too time consuming, and minimally useful. The best and simplest technique is to use a soft bristle brush only, place the bristles where the tooth and gum join, then move the brush in circles. Do this on the face side of the tooth and the tongue side uipper and lower. For best results, use a water pik and pulsate the water the same as you brushed. Fast and works. ...Read more

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What does dds and dmd stand for after a dentists name?

The degree: Dds is doctor of dental surgery and dmd is doctor of dental medicine. They are both the same, but dependent on what university the education is from. ...Read more

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Why can't an orthodontist or dmd or dds do the same thing as the general dentists?

Why can't an orthodontist or dmd or dds do the same thing as the general dentists?

Training: An orthodontist has 3 more years of training in specifically orthodontics which is a very complicated field. A dds or dmd is a general dentist degree. Although a general dentist can perform orthodontics, their training is not to the level of an orthodontist. It is similar to a family practice physician delivering a baby. They can do it legally, but an obstetrician is going to be safer. ...Read more

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A friend said he had some dental work done by a dmd not a dds. What does a dmd do?

A friend said he had some dental work done by a dmd not a dds. What does a dmd do?

No difference: There is no difference between dentists with dds and dmd degrees. Different schools decide on which one they want to give. ...Read more

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Ok, does md or dmd or dds do oral and maxillofacial surgery?

Ok, does md or dmd or dds do oral and maxillofacial surgery?

MD & DDS: Each of whom have been well trained in the particular procedure in which you are interested. ...Read more

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Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?

Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?

Not true: Using a back & forth motion with a soft brush is fine for the chewing surfaces. On the sides of the teeth it is better to use a circular motion at the gum line for proper cleaning & to prevent wearing notches in the teeth. ...Read more

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Dds (Definition)

Dds is doctor of dental surgery. Some dental schools prefer to give a dmd (doctor of dental medicine) which is an equivalent degree. Since dentistry involves much more than surgery/pulling teeth, many dentists feel that dental medicine is a more accurate ...Read more