Quick Answer: Are Dentists MD?

The DDS and DMD degrees are considered equivalent.

The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees.

They are awarded upon graduation from dental school to become a General Dentist.

The majority of dental schools award the DDS degree; however, some award a DMD degree.

Are dentists classified as doctors?

The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same degrees. Dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. It’s up to the universities to determine what degree is awarded, but both degrees use the same curriculum requirements.

Do dentists go to medical school?

Most students enter dental school with bachelor’s degrees; however, some undergraduate students are admitted before graduation, and they earn their bachelor’s degrees during dental school. Dental students can obtain either a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).

Is an oral surgeon an MD or DDS?

An oral surgeon is a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). A four year program will allow a general dentist to be considered an oral surgeon. The six year programs are a little more intense because the dentist will actually go through medical school, usually the last couple of years. After which they will be a DDS MD.