Dental programs offer one of two degree options:
D.M.D. - Doctor of Medical Dentistry
D.D.S. - Doctor of Dental Surgery
The DMD and DDS are equivalent four-year degree programs. The requirements for a DMD and a DDS are the same, and licensed professionals must complete the same exam: the NBDE. The difference lies in the school you attend—there are 35 accredited DDS degree schools and 20 accredited DMD degree schools.