Dentists in the United States either have the initials DMD or DDS after their name. A lot of people may wonder what the difference is between the two. But the truth is that the only difference is in the name: The dental degree and the education are the same. DMD stands for Doctor of Dental Medicine and DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery. Some dental schools
award the DMD degree while others award the DDS degree.
American Dental Association What is the difference between a DDS and a DMD? 27 May 2008.