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Discussion in 'Dental' started by vaio, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. vaio

    vaio Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    who are jerks....who insult and criticize you every chance they can these people be dentists with such awful personalities?? a better question, why do they teach if they obviously hate being there?
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  3. rsweeney

    rsweeney Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Chances are they are simply bitter at the system they work in. It has nothing to do with you. Deficient bureaucracies bring out the worst in everyone.
  4. Quattro DMD

    Quattro DMD 5+ Year Member

    May 20, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Wow, where do/did you go to school? These teachers sound horrific by your description!
  5. ldsmbhc

    ldsmbhc 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    You have to remember that most were abused themselves when they were little.
  6. Shunwei

    Shunwei 10+ Year Member

    May 26, 2007
    From what I have heard that's precisely why they are there teaching instead of working as a real-world dentist. A lot of practicing dentists have told me that the dental school faculty mainly consists of folks who either have trouble with their hands-on work (due to age, etc.), or they simply don't have the personality to thrive in an autonomous practice for society. I am sure that there are some who go into teaching for other reasons, but those that you describe may fit this bill.
  7. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    I think that a good deal of full time faculty probably meet the criteria Shunwei mentioned, but remember that part-time faculty are usually people that truly want to be there, and are usually great, helpful and considerate. Also, many full-time faculty are ex-military, the culture of which may explain some of the criticism you're experiencing as well.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  8. ptrianon

    ptrianon New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    So true
  9. Daurang

    Daurang 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2006
    At my school, a lot of faculty members are racist or loser or drug addict or alcoholic or all the above. Virtually every non-white and/or non-jewish member of my dental school felt it is just a jail term so we pay our dues, serve our time, shut up, and hopefully get out on time. At some schools, grads who haven't passed the board get to volunteer to teach clinic; then later they'll advertise they were "faculty" of a dental school. There was a guy in my school who didn't pass the board until the 5th time. What did he do in between the period of repeatedly failing the boards? AGD, clinical instructor, and lecturing board reviews!!!:laugh: I can go on and on but you get the drift.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  10. servitup

    servitup 5+ Year Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    their aweful personalities are what drove many of them into teaching where a shortage means the schools will take anyone with a degree. Thank god for those few teachers who just love teaching.
  11. Quattro DMD

    Quattro DMD 5+ Year Member

    May 20, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Which dental school do you go to? Because as a white jew I would love to get some preferential treatment for once....j/k But the system sounds pretty messed up the way you describe it.
  12. JamieMac

    JamieMac Elite Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    Royal Oak I'm not really sure what to say...this is rather shocking and sad. I imagine you can find racists, losers, drug addicts, and alcoholics floating around in almost any professional field, but it seems over the top to have faculty representing (especially racists and drug addicts).
  13. Saddleshoes

    Saddleshoes 10+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    The quote passed around with my student group was....
    "Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- teach!"
  14. apaul

    apaul Some Dude 7+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Those who can't teach -- teach gym
  15. clickytop

    clickytop Guest

    Jun 14, 2007
    la grange
    Those who can't teach gym -- teach prosthodontics
  16. dackmonkey

    dackmonkey i guess i'm floating 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    epic quote haha. school of rock n'est ce pas?
  17. apaul

    apaul Some Dude 7+ Year Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    c'est vrai..... or however it is you say "thats right" in french

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