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    (Original post by nabzp)
    yeah they do become a dr.
    dont think they deserve it,

    dentists are medical rejects

    face it
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    lol he is jokin (i fink) cos he's applied himself!
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    (Original post by nabzp)
    lol he is jokin (i fink) cos he's applied himself!
    oh yeah, forgot
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    (Original post by nabzp)
    yeah they do become a dr.
    No, we don't become Dr.
    Its not fair! I'd like to be Dr Shiraz
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    (Original post by mr-shiraz)
    No, we don't become Dr.
    Its not fair! I'd like to be Dr Shiraz

    Haha! Well, tough! Also, it is NOT, stastically its easier to get into Dentistry. This is plain fact. Competition for places is not the correct statistic to use, as it may well be that relatively low grade students are competing, this measure of competition takes into account only quantity, whilst ignoring quality! Take a look at the average A level points scores for Medicine as compared with Dentistry for they measure quality. There's a good deal of difference, to roughly the extent that the most competitive course in Dentistry is easier to get into than the least, for Med. So.....lets not get things confused on this
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    (Original post by J.S.)
    Haha! Well, tough! Also, it is NOT, stastically its easier to get into Dentistry. This is plain fact. Competition for places is not the correct statistic to use, as it may well be that relatively low grade students are competing, this measure of competition takes into account only quantity, whilst ignoring quality! Take a look at the average A level points scores for Medicine as compared with Dentistry for they measure quality. There's a good deal of difference, to roughly the extent that the most competitive course in Dentistry is easier to get into than the least, for Med. So.....lets not get things confused on this
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    U do get a doctorate! That's y ur called Dr...!
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    (Original post by nabzp)
    U do get a doctorate! That's y ur called Dr...!
    You don't get a doctorate, therefore do not become Dr.
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    (Original post by mr-shiraz)
    You don't get a doctorate, therefore do not become Dr.
    yo shiraz, u seriously do get a doctorate, and become a Dr.
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    (Original post by zer0)
    yo shiraz, u seriously do get a doctorate, and become a Dr.
    *smacks head of keyboard* Honestly, you don't. I know a load of dentists that are all Mr (or Ms). You can become a Dr. if you go on to specialise in a certain area though.
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    (Original post by mr-shiraz)
    *smacks head of keyboard* Honestly, you don't. I know a load of dentists that are all Mr (or Ms). You can become a Dr. if you go on to specialise in a certain area though.

    Most doctors are just Bachelors of Medicine so, doctor is only a courtesy title. When a doctor becomes a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons he/she reverts to Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs Dentistry was traditionally I believe, seen as a branch of surgery so the Mr/Miss/Ms/Mrs is usual. But some dentists will have taken doctorates and be referred to as such.
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    remember dentists vs medics???
    http://www.uk-learning.net/t11674.html
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    precisely...u get a dr in front of ur name!
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    You don't become a Dr, but you can with postgraduate study to become a DDS (doctor of dental surgery) instead of a BDS.
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    (Original post by JuniperBlue)
    You don't become a Dr, but you can with postgraduate study to become a DDS (doctor of dental surgery) instead of a BDS.
    Yay! I have someone to back me up!
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    Sorry guys, but the truth of the matter is that you can choose...

    It's a hangover from the barber/surgeon/teeth pulling days of the 1700's. Dentists can choose to be called Dr or Mr, as after the Royal assent by parliment of 1540, Barbers could no longer perform surgery and surgeons could no longer cut hait ( ). Barbers how ever could continue extracting teeth (there is no way on hell I'd let my Hairdreser anywhere near my teeth ).

    Some British dentists use the title 'Dr' before their name and others 'Mr', whilst most foreign dentists will be titled 'Dr'. There is no distinction in the UK between a dentist using the title Dr or Mr merely by the prefix to his name unless the dentist actually holds a higher degree which is a doctorate, such as a PhD.

    The difference in title between the UK and the rest of the world is simply down to British tradition. Traditionally in the UK practitioners in surgical fields used the title 'Mr' and those in the medical fields 'Dr'.

    It used to be an offence for a dentist to use the title 'Dr' but the GDC now allow its free use in order to keep British dentists in line with the rest of the world.

    Thus the use of the title Dr or Mr is down to the choice of the individual dentist.

    (Original post by thecaped)
    Anyone got any dentistry offers yet?
    offers at manchester, liverpool, queen mary, and sheffield
 
 
 
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