When "D.M.D" appears after a dentist's name, it stands for "Doctor of Dental Medicine," according to Simon W. Rosenberg, D.M.D. Indy Dental Health explains that the letters "D.D.S" appear after the names of some dentists, which stands for "Doctor of Dental Surgery."Know More
Both the D.M.D and the D.D.S. designations refer to the names of the degrees the dentist earned. According to Indy Dental Health, each dental school decides on the name of the degree it confers. The requirements and training for both the D.M.D. and D.D.S. degrees are the same. Before they are permitted to practice dentistry, all dentists must pass the National Board Dental Examinations, Parts I and II, as well as a regional or state dental board examination and a state ethics exam.
The American Dental Association is aware that the different degree designations cause confusion. It has sought to rectify the issue, according to Indy Dental Health. Finding a compromise has proven difficult, however, due to the emotions surrounding school pride and tradition.Learn more about Dental
There are many listings of dentists online, including MouthHealthy.org, which is run by the American Dental Association. Other good listings include phone directories, such as YellowPages.com, and business listing websites with user reviews, such as Yelp.com.Full Answer >
The American Dental Association does not establish universal procedure fees, leaving dentists to set their own rates, so one must contact the specific dentist to request a price list. As of 2015, the online Fair Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool allows patients to research average costs in their area.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, a dentist or dental surgeon usually numbs the area when extracting a single wisdom tooth, but she may opt to use a general anesthetic if several teeth are removed at once. This results in the patient sleeping through the procedure.Full Answer >
To find dentists who take Medicaid, locate the dental section in your Medicaid policy handbook. Open an Internet browser, enter your state's Medicaid URL, and consult the dental section.Full Answer >