Doctor.com can help you find the best Dentists in Massachusetts
A dentist is a person qualified by a doctorate in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.), licensed by the state to practice dentistry, and practicing within the scope of that license. There is no difference between the two degrees: dentists who have a DMD or DDS have the same education. Universities have the prerogative to determine what degree is awarded. Both degrees use the same curriculum requirements set by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. Generally, three or more years of undergraduate education plus four years of dental school is required to graduate and become a general dentist. State licensing boards accept either degree as equivalent, and both degrees allow licensed individuals to practice the same scope of general dentistry. Additional post-graduate training is required to become a dental specialist.
|Total number of Dentists in Massachusetts on Doctor.com:||8135|
|Cities with the most Dentists|
|Dentists in Massachusetts who are confirmed as being board certified:||100%|
|Dentists in Massachusetts listed on Doctor.com have been practicing for an average of:||26.1 year(s)|
|Average ProfilePoints™ score for Dentists in Massachusetts:||26/80|
|Average Overall User Rating for Dentists in Massachusetts:||4 (out of 5)|