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#125161 - 11/12/17 09:11 PM What does RDT stand for after names?
Ton Offline
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I was looking at a list of electrologists and I noticed that after a small minority of their names were the letters "RDT". I tried searching this Hairtell forum for an answer, but got nothing. I tried searching a website titled "AllAcronyms", but all I got that looked close was "Registered Drama Therapist" and "Registered Dental Technician". What does RDT mean when you see it listed after a person's name?

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#125165 - 11/12/17 10:07 PM Re: What does RDT stand for after names? [Re: Ton]
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It may be a new zealand or UK term? try looking at the location of the people you are seeing this acronym used by. I could see "registered Diathermy Therapist" as a description of electrology, but no idea where that might be used.
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#125742 - 02/04/18 04:32 AM Re: What does RDT stand for after names? [Re: Ton]
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I have since been told that it stands for "Registered Dermal Therapist".

http://www.dermalclinicians.com.au/education

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#125743 - 02/04/18 11:28 AM Re: What does RDT stand for after names? [Re: Ton]
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Yeah, lots of "letters" are used. I have some of these, but don't generally use them. For me, there are only two letters that have any meaning: "M.D., and Ph.D." Other than that, I'm never impressed ... especially when such "letters" are ascribed after attending a "weekend seminar" ...

Still, in the American zapper profession, the designation "CPE" does have a somewhat credible meaning (but ... and here's the key ... no guarantee of superior work). At one time I was designated "by the State" as an "R.E," then an "L.E." and had a "C.P.E" for a few years. IMPRESSED? I'm not!

John Fantz used to tell his students, "Your Ph.D. is in the follicle!" Now THAT I understand!


Edited by Michael Bono (02/04/18 11:29 AM)

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