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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by richierich, Nov 28, 2000.

  1. richierich

    richierich Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Could I please get some info on what is the difference between a DDS and a DMD??
    Thanks,

    A lowly med 1

    Richard

    And smart @sses need not apply

     
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  3. allsmiles

    allsmiles Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    There is no difference in a DDS and DMD, most schools in the east give DMD, while other schools out west give DDS, but it's all the same.
     
  4. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    I actually heard that most east coast schools give out DDSs and most west coast schools give out DMDs.

    There is absolutely no difference. One DMD told me that the DDS is the traditional dental degree, but because many within organized dentistry felt the DDS was not as recognizable as something with the letters "M" and "D" in it, there was a move to award DMDs. Only some schools today award DMDs, usually newer dental schools. I personally wouldn't give a fuzzy rat's butt, but I've known people who chose one school over another simply because it was DDS vs. DMD.
    Sounds like an MD vs. DO debate to me! [​IMG]

    Tim of New York City.
     
  5. richierich

    richierich Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks, this has bugged me for a while.

    Richard
     

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