June 25th, 2014, 12:33 pm
QuoteOriginally posted by: MattFUK dentists all call themselves "Dr" now.is that by right ?wikiQuoteUnited Kingdom and IrelandMany universities award BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degrees, including The University of Bristol, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Birmingham, The University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester, The University of Glasgow, The University of Dundee, The University of Aberdeen, King's College London, the University of Cardiff, Newcastle University, and Queen's University Belfast.In the Republic of Ireland, the University College Cork awards BDS degree and Trinity College Dublin awards the BDentSc degree.The University of Leeds awards BChD and MChD (Bachelor/Master of Dental Surgery) degrees.The Royal Colleges of Surgeons in England, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Ireland award LDS (Licence/Licentiate in Dental Surgery) degrees.in the US and Canada, dentists are "doctors"QuoteDDS vs DMD degreeIn the United States, DDS and DMD degrees are equivalent. The American Dental Association specifies: 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. The education and degrees are, in substance, the same.Harvard University was the first dental school to award the DMD degree. Harvard only grants degrees in Latin, and school administrators thought the Latin translation of Doctor of Dental Surgery ("Chirurgae Dentium Doctoris," or CDD) was too cumbersome. A Latin scholar was consulted and suggested "Medicinae Doctor" be prefixed with "Dentariae." This is how the DMD, or "Dentariae Medicinae Doctor" degree, was started. Other dental schools made the switch to this notation, and in 1989, 23 of the 66 North American dental schools awarded the DMD. There is no meaningful difference between the DMD and DDS degrees, and all dentists must meet the same national and regional certification standards in order to practice.