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Dental Degrees

Discussion in 'Dental' started by DAPLAYA, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. DAPLAYA

    DAPLAYA Junior Member
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    which dental degree is offered at dental schools outside of the US? is it DDS or DMD? or is another degree altogether? also when u get licensed in the US, which US degree (DDS or DMD)does ur internation degree get converted into? thanks everyone
     
  2. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA
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    since majority of the schools outside the US don't require an undergraduate education before pursuing dental school the main degree that is offered is the B.D.S (Bachelors of Dental Surgery) this degree does not get converted to anything in the US.

    If you want to practice in the US you need to "re-do" 2-3 years of school at a participating school. When you graduate the school will determine if you get a D.M.D. or a D.D.S.. I know the following schools have a program for international graduates:

    UPENN (DMD)
    NOVA (DMD)
    Tufts (?)
    NYU (DDS)

    So, unfortunately you can not practice in the US without going back to school for at least 2-3 years. Hope this helps.

    DesiDentist
     
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