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Difference Between Dds Vs Dmd
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there differences bewtten what type of radiographycal tests md/dmd vs. Dds can or cannot order as the "oral surgeons"?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dds/dmd: side-to-side (pockets better addressed) brushing in a gentle manner using a soft toothbrush is better than up and down brushing?
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