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What is dmd vs dds?

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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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 a dmd?

Doctor of dental med: Dmd stands for doctor of dental medicine. It is a dental degree given by some dental schools. Other schools call it dds or doctor of dental surgery. Both are dentists and you should expect the same quality of treatment from either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what "dmd pllc" next to your dentist's name stand for?

Can you tell me what "dmd pllc" next to your dentist's name stand for?

DMD, PLLC: Dmd= doctor of medical dentistry (same as dds which = doctor of dental surgery); pllc = a limited liability company is a flexible form of enterprise that blends elements of partnership and corporate structures. It is a legal form of company that provides limited liability to its owners. ...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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90 extraction of loose solo upper back molar with decay under crown today. How to keep area clean? Brush, peroxyl, what? Dmd asst didn't say what to do

90 extraction of loose solo upper back molar with decay under crown today. How to keep area clean? Brush, peroxyl, what? Dmd asst didn't say what to do

Brush: Brush and floss is the best thing to do. I'm not sure what 90 is? Ultimately, it sounds like the crown needs to be replaced or tooth extrated. You may need a root canal as well... If unclear ... Call your dentist.. I don't mind patients calling me for clarification of my instructions. ...Read more

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What procedures does a dmd perform?

What procedures does a dmd perform?

Dental: A dmd and a dds are the same thing. They are both dentists. The difference is only the letters in the degree offered by their dental school. ...Read more

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

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

Same degree: Dds stands for doctor of dental surgery and dmd stands for doctor of dental medicine. These degrees are equal in licencing and practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dmd and dds?

None: Different schools deliver either a doctor of dental medicine degree or doctor of dental surgery degree. Both are virtually the same. Only the institutions think otherwise. ...Read more

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

Nothing: Training is the same. One stands for doctor of dental surgery dds and the other is doctor of dental medicine dmd. ...Read more

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Are dmds doctors?

Are dmds doctors?

DMD and DDS: Both are dentists. Dmd is a doctorate in medical dentistry, and a dds is a doctorate in dental surgery. The title of the doctorate is determined by the dental school the dentist attended. ...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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If CPK reduces does it help in dmd?

It does not: The CPK values in Duchenne's are generally quite high, but they will fluctuate. As the disease gets worse, they will tend to go down as there is less muscle mass. The progress of this illness in inexorable and the only real hope is that eventually gene therapy will work as it has for other illnesses. ...Read more

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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 chromosome in males is affected by dmd?

What chromosome in males is affected by dmd?

Define dmd: If you mean by "dmd" duchenne's muscular dystrophy, it is the x-chromosome where the mutation causing that disorder is located. Since males have only 1 x chromosome thay are affected if they have a mutated gene. ...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 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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Is a dmd an oral surgeon?

Not Necessarily: A dmd is a dental degree and can refer to any general dentist or dental specialist. An oral surgeon has completed a specialty program (additional training beyond the dds/dmd degree). Some oral surgeons also have md degrees which make them dmd md or dds md. ...Read more

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