Bad teeth

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Stanford Fencer, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Stanford Fencer

    Stanford Fencer Senior Member
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    Aug 19, 2001
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    More questions for future colleagues....

    I have bad teeth having grown up in third world countries with not so great dental care...

    will this be a strike against me in interviews? :rolleyes:
  2. I was asked in one of my interviews about the coloration of my teeth and the interviewer asked if I was planning to do something about it.

    I don't think bad teeth will be a strike against you, but be prepared to acknowledge that you have bad teeth. Explain to the interviewer why you have bad teeth and that you're planning to fix the problem soon.
  3. DrJeff

    DrJeff Senior Member
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    Nov 30, 2000
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    I'll almost guarentee that if you meet 5 of the academics, especially the faculty that are in the over 50 set that you'll see atleast 1 "dental disaster" amongst them.

    For example, the Dean of my dental school when I was there, a periodontist by training, had blatant and obvious perio disease. Don't sweat it, if you are asked you can say something to the extent of "I'm planning on trying out the latest and greatest dental advances on myself before I try them on my future patients! :D

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