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Is dmd dentist more qualified than a dds?
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Dr. Craig Fisk
Dentistry
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Fisk
Dr. Craig Fisk
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Different schools
A doctor of dental medicine and a doctor of dental surgery are trained in similar manners.
Older institutions generally grant a dds while newer ones prefer the dmd degree. All dental programs have to pass accreditation standards and all dentists have to pass clinical licensure exams to be granted a license to practice. So there is no real difference.

In brief: Different schools
A doctor of dental medicine and a doctor of dental surgery are trained in similar manners.
Older institutions generally grant a dds while newer ones prefer the dmd degree. All dental programs have to pass accreditation standards and all dentists have to pass clinical licensure exams to be granted a license to practice. So there is no real difference.
Dr. Willis Hardesty
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Dr. Srijan Mehta
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is nothing diffirent about the the two degree's except the school you go to , as dmd is mainly given in the north east and the rest of the country gives a dds.

In brief: No
There is nothing diffirent about the the two degree's except the school you go to , as dmd is mainly given in the north east and the rest of the country gives a dds.
Dr. Srijan Mehta
Dr. Srijan Mehta
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