Taxonomy Code122300000X

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In general, the Dentist specialty is very male-centric with 66% of providers reporting as male as compared to 33% reporting as female. People living in California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Dentist providers practice. In all, there are 107,565 registered Dentist providers in the United States with over 12,153 of those located in California alone while around 7,955 chose to practice in Texas.
Dentist providers have been assigned the 122300000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.

Overall, Dentist specialists practice in 59 different states/territories and can be categorized into 11 different Dentist sub-specialties: Dental Public Health, Dentist Anesthesiologist, Endodontics, General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry , Periodontics, and Prosthodontics, among others.


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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.

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