How to Address a Dentist
Dentists are correctly addressed as surgeons (unless additional qualifications allow their title to be that of doctor). Dentists with additional qualifications (eg DChD, FDS RCS) are usually addressed as a doctor.
|Beginning of letter||Dear Mr Jones; Dear Mrs/Miss/Ms Jones|
|Envelope||William Jones, Esq, FDS RCS*; Mrs Mary Jones, FDS RCS*|
|In conversation||Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Jones|
Dentists with additional qualifications (e.g. DChD, FDS RCS) are usually addressed as a doctor, in which case they should be addressed as follows:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Dr Faulkes|
|Envelope||Dr Petra Faulkes, DChD, FDS RCS*|
|In conversation||Dear Dr Faulkes|
* The order of letters denoting medical qualifications after the individual's name should be placed in the correct order.