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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
Had bad tooth diagnosed, dds wanted to pull but it held my bridge so dmd delayed. Now fetoris breath. Go to oral surgeon or dentist?
Depends: Some dentists are comfortable with those types of extractions and others are not. If you feel comfortable with your dentist i would stick with them unless they recommend otherwise. Also, as a general rule, dentists are less expensive than oral surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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