A general dentist is your primary care dental provider.
All practicing general dentists have earned either a DDS or DMD degree (doctor of dental surgery or doctor of dental medicine, respectively).
Do dentists have a DR title?
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.
What do you call a dentist person?
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Is a dentist an MD?
A DDS is a doctor of dental surgery degree which is one of the common degrees earned by Dentistry, the other being the DMD or doctor of dental medicine. Both of these degrees are also equivalent. Both are doctors. An MD is a medical doctor, comparable to the lesser known DO (Doctor is Osteopathic Medicine).
Are dentists called Dr in UK?
It’s a courtesy title, just as with physicians in the UK, most of whose qualification to practise is a bachelor’s degree. Slightly odd, and a fairly recent change. They used to be called “Mr”. Dentists are surgeons and medically-qualified surgeons are called “Mr”.