A dentist’s name is frequently followed by the acronyms DDS PC. According to the Missouri Dental Association, DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery, and PC stands for Professional Corporation.
A dentist’s DDS stands for his or her general dentistry degree. It is the same degree as DMD, or Doctor of Dental Medicine; however, some colleges only provide the DDS degree, while others only offer the DMD degree.
PC is a legal abbreviation that refers to the commercial structure of a dental office and has nothing to do with the dentist’s ability. It signifies that the dentist has incorporated his practise for tax purposes, according to the Nebraska Dental Association.