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Is a dentist an MD?

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10/20/2014

Not usually. MD stands for "Medical Doctor" and is a designation awarded upon completion of medical school. Dentists earn either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) upon completion of Dental School. A few Dental specialties require advanced degrees in other areas of medicine and may require an MD, such as Maxillofacial Surgery.