What Does “DDS PC” Stand For?

DDS and PC typically follow a dentist’s name. According to the Missouri Dental Association, DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery and PC stands for Professional Corporation.

A dentist’s degree in general dentistry is denoted by the abbreviation DDS. It is the same degree as DMD, or Doctor of Dental Medicine; some colleges offer it as DDS while others offer it as DMD. PC is a legal term that refers to the commercial structure of the dental office and has nothing to do with the dentist’s skill. According to the Nebraska Dental Association, this indicates that the dentist has incorporated his practise for tax purposes.


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