2005 Leonard Street NW  Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

Conveniently located in West Grand Rapids, MI

According to the American Dental Association(ADA) specifications,
In the United States, dentists earn either a D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or D.M.D.(Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. There is no difference in the training for either degree. The degrees are equivalent, and recognized equally by all state boards of dentistry. There are 56 Accredited Dental schools in the United States requiring a total of 8 years of college education- 4 years of undergraduate study with an additional 4 years of post graduate study. Of the accredited 56 schools, 24 award a DMD degree, while the other 34 award DDS degrees.

Harvard was the first dental school to award the DMD degree, in 1871. Thus a Latin scholar was consulted and suggested "Medicinae Doctor" be prefixed with "Dentariae." This is how the DMD, or "Dentariae Medicinae Doctorae" degree, was started.