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Age and Dentistry

Discussion in 'Dental' started by You, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. You

    You Carpe Diem!
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    I know as we age, our hand can shake and eyes needing reading glasses. I'm wondering what age is that usually and what do most dentists do when that begins. Anyone knows?

    What is the oldest dentist you've seen?
     
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  3. rchuloholla

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    everyone is diffrent.. i kno lil kids w/ reading glasses and hands shake. c'mon u should kno this lol
     
  4. aphistis

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    I imagine most dentists wear their glasses and keep using hand & finger rests to eliminate the shaking--in other words, they keep practicing pretty much the same way they always have.
     
  5. tug1625

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    My father has been practicing for 30 years now.. about the only thing I've seen happen is his glasses keep getting thicker along with bifocals and if his hands ever start to shake.. welp he'd probably hang it up and head to the golf course full time.
     
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    My dentist is 75 and is still as sharp as ever!
     
  7. You

    You Carpe Diem!
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    Birkchick, wow!

    Thanks all for the replies. That really comforts in not worrying about being unemployed when we get near 66.5 or whatever it is for our generation.
     
  8. 1FutureDDS

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    "You" worry too much.
     
  9. Solid Snake DDS

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    My dentist back home is old....I mean really old. He is turning 79 in September........but he is an Orthodontis......so I guess a steady hand is not necessary. I remember he telling me the last time he gave an injection was like 35 years ago...
     
  10. FreshBreath

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    I am sure you can continue to practice as long as you want as long as you are honest to what your capabilities allow you do treat. Does it matter when you start in relation when you retire? There is a guy in my class who was 35 when he started dental school.
     

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