- Nov 2, 2010
- The Hague , Holland
That's very true. There is another aspect which is relevant for phobic patients: when the dentist changes you can not build a personal connetion which allows the phobic patient to feel safe and confidant. The dental situation is very intimate, and it takes time to build a connection that allows the patinet ready for it.Yes, it's deeply worrying if this approach is starting to reach the UK from USA. I usually call it 'production line dentistry' although this seems like a variation even on that. I still don't see how ethically one dentist can diagnose and another who you have never met can then treat you. What if they did not agree with the first dentist's diagnosis and to check that they did, they would have to repeat the check-up stage...to be sure....which they probably don't do and so are 'taking a flyer' as it were and trusting 100% to their colleague's judgement.