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Dual specialties.

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by nacure, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. nacure

    nacure 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    I've come to know some dentists have more than one specialties.
    I wonder whether it means the dentist just graduated more than one residency programs or boarded on more than one specialties. which is correct?
    Can you get two or more board in USA?
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  3. toofache32

    toofache32 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    I have no idea what you're really asking. A healthcare provider may obtain as many boards as he/she long as they fulfill the requirements for each one.
  4. nacure

    nacure 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    I read this in the guide of american board of prosthodontics.

    Limited Practice¬óDentists who have successfully completed an advanced prosthodontic education program which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation may ethically limit their practice to prosthodontics, subject to individual state guidelines.

    So, I am asking.
  5. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    It means that it is unethical for a general dentist to limit his practice to only prosthodontics. Therefore, according to the American Board of Prosth., only prosthodontists (those that graduate from accredited post-graduate prosth. programs) should ethically limit their practice to prosth.

    Note that these are not legal guidelines, but ethical guidelines. The American Dental Association agrees with such ethical guidelines.
  6. nacure

    nacure 2+ Year Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    oh.. thanks.

    I misunderstood that.

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