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DDS vs. DMD

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by njDESIdr, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. njDESIdr

    njDESIdr Junior Member

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    hey guys :D his might be a ******ed question :rolleyes: but i was wondering what the difference is between a dentist with a DMD degree and a DDS degree. Why the 2 degrees and what do they stand for?
     
  2. Blue Tooth

    Blue Tooth Senior Member
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    there's a number of threads that already deal with this. Look back at some of the older pages, your questions will be answered there
     
  3. Theres no difference at all.
     
  4. racemic01

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    This is what I was told. DDS was created first. Then Harvard came along and tried to translate Doctor of Dental Surgery into latin as they do all their degrees but couldn't. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> So they modified it a bit to Doctor of Dental Medicine which translated fine. They are absolutely, 100% synonymous.
     
  5. groundhog

    groundhog 1K Member
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    Jersey Girl,
    Thanks for helping me get to get my facts straight. I always thought DMD was awarded to those who finally came to their senses after first toying with the idea of going to medical school while DDS was reserved for those who intuitively knew to persue the more noble path from the get go.
     

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