Many people don’t know all dentists are doctors

A Feb. 19 News article missed a golden opportunity to educate and enlighten the public regarding the titles of dentist as to doctor, and, as physician is to doctor. Both are doctors. It may surprise some that all dentists are doctors. The correct nomenclature is doctor for both. The word dentist should be used when comparing to a physician. Doctor is an all-encompassing word.

The University at Buffalo Dental School grants a D.M.D. degree. This means that a graduate is a doctor of medical dentistry. The article was very good otherwise, but failed to show the abilities that the dentists really possess. The dentist sees the gateway to the body and is the perfect person to do this testing.

Dr. Joseph A. La Nasa