has anyone heard of ftds doing masters program in usa?
What do you mean by ftds?
I apologize for the ignorance but if it is "full time dental student" no, I haven't heard of it...
LOLFTD is commonly used fir Foreign trained Dentists... there was no need to add "S" in the end, but that just makes it plural ... or we may use it for - Freakin' Tired Dentists .. As we have to do dental study again and again ..once in our country , then again USA .. lol..
Depends on the state you live in. Chk out your states' requirements for general dental licensure for foreign graduates, eg one can practice in states like Texas, Tennessee after doing masters as well clearing boards 1 and 2 + regional licensing exam (whose permission is given by the state board).
Interesting I didn't know that, do you mind sharing where did you take this info from? I wanted to look a bit into it. I did a lot of searching, once I thought "I'd rather go back to a couple years in Orthodontics, than in GD and not having the title after I finish", but I really didn't find anything on it.
A couple months ago, after looking on ADA's website I found that there are two states if I'm not mistaken that you can get a DDS without having to go back to school. From those, the only one that I can remember by heart the general requirements is Minnesota, the other one would be Tennesse (but I don't remember a thing about it...).
In Minnesota you'd have to have a certified DDS (that would need to meet some specific requirements) 'responsible' for you for the first 3 years of you practicing under his/her suppervision. I'll try to get the website's link to add here too.
But, back to the first question of the thread, some schools will give you some preference in the selection process if you have a MS in the US. Once again depends a lot and vary from school to school.
i dont mind going into teaching. i know its all there theorectically but does anybody know anyone or heard of anyone getting admission into masters of pedo or ortho programs?
yes i have a friend (FTD) who did master in US. after she got her master degree she got into advanced standing program. so master degree in US does help on your application for advanced standing program.