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Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DrMedDent)
Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS or BChD or BDentS)
Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc or BDentSc)
Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (B OH DSc)
Graduate Diploma in Dentistry (Grad Dip Dent)
Master of Science in Dental Surgery (MScDS)
There are a number of post-graduate degrees in dentistry as well.
Master of Science (MS or MSc)
Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Master of Dentistry (MDent)
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent)
Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
Master of Dental Science (MDSc)
Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons (FCPS)
Doctor of Dental Science (DDSc)
Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Dentistry
In some universities, especially in the U.S., some post-graduate programs award Certificate only.
Certificate, GPR/AEGD/Dental Anesthesiology
Certificate, Endodontics/Prosthodontics/Periodontics/Orthodontics/Dental Public Health/Pediatric Dentistry/OMS (CODA-recognized specialty programs)
In Commonwealth countries, the Royal Colleges of dentistry (or Faculty of Dentistry of the College) awards post-nominals upon completion of a series of examinations.
Fellow of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (FDSRCS)
Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow [MFDS RCPS(Glasg)] Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College Surgeons (MFDS RCS)
Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS)
Membership in Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (MRACDS)
Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons (M.Orth RCS)
Fellow of Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C))
Member of Royal College of Dentists of Canada (MRCD(C))
Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons, Bangladesh (FCPS)
Fellow College of Physician and Surgeons, Pakistan (FCPS)
In the U.S., most dental specialists attain Board Certification (Diplomate Status) by completing a series of written and oral examinations with the appropriate Boards. e.g. Diplomate, American Board of Periodontics.
Each fully qualifies the holder to practice dentistry in at least the jurisdiction in which the degree was presented, assuming local and federal government licensure requirements are met.
In addition to general dentistry, there are about 2,009 recognized dental specialties in the US, Canada, India and Australia. To become a specialist requires one to train in a residency or advanced graduate training program. Once residency is completed, the doctor is granted a certificate of specialty training. Many specialty programs have optional or required advanced degrees such as a master’s degree: (MS, MSc, MDS, MSD, MDSc, MMSc, MPhil, or MDent), doctoral degree: (DClinDent, DChDent, DMSc, PhD), or medical degree: (MD/MBBS specific to maxillofacial surgery and sometimes oral medicine).
Orthodontics: 2–3 years
Endodontics: 2–3 years
Oral and maxillofacial surgery: 4–6 years (additional time for MD/MBBS degree granting programs)
Periodontics: 3 years
Prosthodontics: 2–3 years
Maxillofacial prosthodontics 1 year (a prosthodontist may elect to sub-specialize in maxillofacial prosthodontics)
Oral and maxillofacial radiology: 3 years
Oral and maxillofacial pathology: 3–5 years
Pediatric Dentistry: 2–3 years
Dental public health: 3 years
The following are not currently recognized dental specialties in the US:
Anesthesiology (programs currently undergoing CODA accreditation and ADA review): 2–3 years
Oral medicine: 2–4 years
Special needs dentistry 3 years
Cosmetic Dentistry – ranges from a weekend course to a 1-year course depending on the certificate issuing agency.
Dentists who have completed accredited specialty training programs in these fields are designated registrable (U.S. “Board Eligible”) and warrant exclusive titles such as orthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, endodontist, pedodontist, periodontist, or prosthodontist upon satisfying certain local (U.S. “Board Certified”), (Australia/NZ: “FRACDS”), or (Canada: “FRCD(C)”) registry requirements.
Courtesy : Wikipedia