- Jul 19, 2009
- Miami, Fl
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I did call a pediatric dentist and asked for a referral and they laughed Me off.
I remember leaving the dentist office not only because the pain. I have a dentist appt for a Dentures Consultation for May 9th 2019. Since I have Delta Dental Smiles My options are limited.This is terrible, Travie, so sorry to read that! No person ever has the right to laugh you off and if a dental care professional does that then they must have lost their mind! How unprofessional??!!
Dental care should be available for everyone regardless of any mental of physical health conditions and there are dentists who will be happy to treat you. I can‘t even imagine how discouraging your last experience must have been but please, keep on looking. There are kind caring dentists out there who will treat you with the respect and care you deserve, even if it might look difficult to find them.
We have a recommendation section here on the forum. It might be worthy to take a look if there is anyone in your area and contact them to ask whether they can help or tell you where to search.
children's dentist are trained to treat patients with special needs and since people grow-up their patients will outgrow the pediatric dentist so they generally know who to recommend.Btw I am 31. I know I am mentally retarded. Why would I need to need a referral from a Childrens Dentist?
You can't tell Me what to say. I'll use the words I wanna use to describe Myself. I find other terms as rude. If I wanna use the term mentally retarded to describe Myself I will.The term mentally retarded is a term nobody uses any longer. It is considered rude to refer to somebody as retarded. People say they have learning difficulties now
Yes I tell them that I am mentally retarded. If they see it as rude that's their problem. I am not gonna sugarcoat My dissibillity.Do you call offices referring to yourself as a "mentally retarded" person? If it's their first contact with you, as patient is trying to explain to you, it's perceived as very rude and could explain what you consider to be an unprofessional reaction.
I actually never start a conversation by saying I'm MR but I let them know not too long after the conversion starts that I am Mr.Well here's your problem. Someone would call me and say that, I would immediately hang up the phone, thinking it was a prank call or a call from someone not mature enough to call me.