- Mar 23, 2006
- In My Dental Happy Place
Incidentally, perhaps you can answer a question for me (but please don't be offended, you know how screwed up I am by now right?). I've thought about this a lot lately, and I can't understand the motivation to become a dentist. Strangely enough, I do realise that dentists are human. My best guess is that they have some sort of grudge against society or have been abused somehow as children or adults and this is a payback of sorts, enabling them to legally cause pain and misery to the general public, which comes with the added bonus of being able to buy a nice house, a nice car etc etc while removing these possibilities from their patients due to the high fees. I shall look forward to your comments (and those of any other dentists on here who care to answer, of course) on how wrong I am....
I'm not a dentist but I would say your whole theory there for starters pre-supposes something that doesn't have to be true i.e. that to be a dentist you have to be willing to inflict lots of pain on patients. I usually receive painfree treatment so that's how I know this not to be true. I also know the same procedure done by a different dentist/hygienist can vary enormously in the comfort stakes so as you said earlier with dentists like any other profession, they are not all the same, you do need to go on recommendation and personal preference as much as possible.