Friday, June 7, 2013

Which is Better... D.D.S. or D.M.D?

Which is better for a dentist have a D.D.S. or D.M.D.? Is one better than the other?I have been asked these question many times and the answer usually comes as a surprise when I give it. 

D.D.S. is Doctor of Dental Surgery and D.M.D. is Doctor of Medical Dentistry.
They are one in the same. It all depends on where they went to school. The education and curriculum are the same for both. Most dental colleges offer the D.D.S. degree and the others will offer a D.M.D. degree.

Regardless of a D.D.S. or D.M.D., some dentist specialize in specific areas of dentistry and some do not practice some areas of dentistry. That has nothing to do with their degree, that is usually a decision based on the comfortability of the individual dentist.

To find a recommended dentist near you, check out the provider locator page on the Savon Dental Plan website at

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