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fish0890

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Does anyone know the difference between a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry vs DDS/DMD ?
 

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At first I thought this question was the typical DDS vs DMD. I think a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry would either refer to an international diploma that certifies people to practice dentistry (based on the structure of their education) OR a researcher type degree in the US (like a master's in oral biology). I'm not really sure.

If you want to be a full on dentist in the US then you need a DDS/DMD, and in that case there is no difference between the two.
 

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I have heard about the graduate diploma of dentistry I think its offered in europe or australia (cant remember). But I think there is essentially a two part program and the the graduate diploma of dentistry is the second part which makes you dentist, I think? Is this like a 5-year program in total? I dont think degrees in europe/australia are transferable here.
 
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