What Does “DDS PC” Stand For?

The acronyms DDS PC usually follow a dentist’s name. DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery, according to the Missouri Dental Association, and PC stands for Professional Corporation.

DDS refers to the degree in general dentistry that a dentist has received. It is the same degree as DMD, or Doctor of Dental Medicine; some schools offer the DDS degree, while others offer the DMD degree. PC is a legal abbreviation that pertains to the dental practice business structure and has nothing to do with his or her ability as a dentist. According to the Nebraska Dental Association, it means that the dentist has incorporated his practice for income tax purposes.