Here's a list of various Dental Degrees and Certificates , it's abbreviation and what it stands for along with some relevant links for your knowledge. 


BDS - Bachelor of Dental Surgery

DDS - Doctor of Dental Surgery

DMD - Doctor of Dental Medicine

BDSc - Bachelor of Dental Science

BA,BDentSc - Bachelor of Dental Science

MSc - Master's degree in science

MDS - Master of Dental Surgery

PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy ( , [Non-academical]

FAMM - Fellowship Academy of Medicine of Malaysia ( , [Non-academical]

FICD - Fellow of the International College of Dentists ( , [Non-academical]

FRCS - Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (

FADI - Fellow of Academy of Dentistry International ( , [Non-academical]

FICCDE - Fellow of the International College of Continuing Dental Education ( , [Non-academical]

FDSRCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College Of Surgeons (

FICOI - Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. (

FFDRCSI(Orth) - The Specialist Fellowship Diploma of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in Orthodontics (

FRACDS (Australia) - Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons ( )

MRACDS (Australia) - Member of the royal Australasian college of dental surgeons

PGDip Dental Implant - Post-Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants

M ORTH RCS Ed - Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (

MOrth RCPS (Glasgow) - Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons

PhD in Orthodontics - Doctor of Philosophy in Orthodontics

MFDS RCSEd - Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery , managed jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

MDSc - Master of Dental Science

DDPH - Diploma in Dental Public Health

MICD - Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry ( , [Non-academical]

MFGDP - Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners

MClinDent - Masters in Clinical Dentistry


Amended with courtesy from Dr. Muzafar Hamirudin - BDS(Mal) , MClinDent(London) , Dip DCSc(Lond) , MFDSRCS (Eng) , currently practicing in Pro Heal Dental Specialist Center (Kuala Lumpur) , also the Past-president of the Malaysian Dental Association and the Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics. 

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