Dental Degree

I'm often asked by friends, neighbors and students with an interest in dentistry what is the difference between a DDS and DMD degree.

It's very simple, one has a "M" and the other an "S". When a dental school is chartered they decide to award a DDS or DMD degree. The actual length of study and courses taken are identical. Like all areas of medicine there are specialty degrees and additional training required after school. 

To offer sedation you do need additional training and I trained as an anesthesiologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Dr. Marc Gottlieb is one of Long Island's leading dental practicioners, specializing in helping those who feel anxiety or apprehension when visiting the dentist. He can be reached at