What gives here? My friends know I have been accepted to dental school at Penn, but they also know I haven't started yet. Two of my friends and one family member already have asked me why their teeth hurt. One friend from work who is 38 asked me to check out a white spot on the roof of her mouth and asked if it is anything to be concerned about. To take the cake, I was getting my hair cut the other day and the woman cutting it asked what I was doing. I told her about dental school. She said "I have tooth that hurts on the right side of my mouth... but now the left side hurts too. Do you think I have an infection that spread from one side to the other." Then she went on to ask me a question about her ANKLE! Is this common? I have to tell them I'm not qualified to answer that or just laugh it off like they are joking. Anyone else have stories like this?