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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"?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. David Schleimer
Can and should, very different concepts. OS deal with almost anything in head or neck area.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: No

All licensed oral surgeons, regardless of degree type, can order the same tests when it relates to head, neck and teeth.
Many oral surgeons are dual trained as md/dmd or md/dds. This added background may give them a different perspective when interpreting test results and clinical exams.

In brief: No

All licensed oral surgeons, regardless of degree type, can order the same tests when it relates to head, neck and teeth.
Many oral surgeons are dual trained as md/dmd or md/dds. This added background may give them a different perspective when interpreting test results and clinical exams.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: No

An md is a medical doctor who deals with the whole body and any tests used for diagnoses.
A dmd or dds are essentially the same. An oral surgeon can order any imaging that would lead to a diagnosis in his or her area of expertise (head and neck). Many oral surgeons graduating today earn double degrees of dmd/dds and md, they are very well trained.

In brief: No

An md is a medical doctor who deals with the whole body and any tests used for diagnoses.
A dmd or dds are essentially the same. An oral surgeon can order any imaging that would lead to a diagnosis in his or her area of expertise (head and neck). Many oral surgeons graduating today earn double degrees of dmd/dds and md, they are very well trained.
Dr. David Schleimer
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