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Good Vision in dentistry

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by IvyRuss, May 10, 2007.

  1. IvyRuss

    IvyRuss 2+ Year Member

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    I am having Lasik surgery in a couple of weeks. How important are good eyes in dentistry?
     
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  3. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

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    Be prepared to get it again after dental school. Your eye site goes down hill durring dental school with all the reading you do. Good eye site is important but you can wear glasses.
     
  4. jeninny44

    jeninny44 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh:
     
  5. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    I have a sudden urge to flood.


    :banana:
     
  6. li1p0ptart

    li1p0ptart Member 2+ Year Member

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    would you want a blind dentist working on you?
     
  7. INFNITE

    INFNITE mmm....doughnut 5+ Year Member

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    glasses, contacts, loupes

    you don't need perfect eyesight to become a dentist.
     
  8. jeninny44

    jeninny44 2+ Year Member

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    UPenn recently graduated their first blind dentist. Here is a video where he is interviewed: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rlCJwwPSHI8
     
  9. Cymbidium

    Cymbidium Awesome. 2+ Year Member

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    I got Lasik about a month ago- worth every penny!
     
  10. lemoncurry

    lemoncurry tequila mockingbird Administrator Dentist 10+ Year Member

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    why do i get the feeling you just wanted to tell us you were getting LASIK and made up a weak excuse to post a thread?


    i had LASIK about 8 years ago.
     
  11. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

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    GOOD eyes are important for EVERY career/job not just dentistry...lol...
     
  12. IvyRuss

    IvyRuss 2+ Year Member

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    was just curious how badly doing dental surgery hit your eyesight
    and hell yeah I am excited to get Lasik.
     
  13. Nasem

    Nasem 2+ Year Member

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    of course... its been my boyhood dream since I grew pubic hairs
     
  14. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    what's the correlation between pubic hair and blind dentists? this questions deserves a separate thread
     
  15. laundry

    laundry 10+ Year Member

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    and how come my signature doesn't show up half the time???!!!!!!
     
  16. koochooloo

    koochooloo SugarNaCl's bestest bud! 2+ Year Member

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    haha just shows up under your first post of the thread
     
  17. Nasem

    Nasem 2+ Year Member

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    WHAT!?!?!?
    HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW THE CORRELATION !?!?!?!?!
     
  18. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

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    How about things like: working on the correct tooth or even the correct patient for that matter? On the business side, don't you want to make sure that your billing is correct?
     
  19. trann

    trann 2+ Year Member

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    i strongly agree. :D
     
  20. li1p0ptart

    li1p0ptart Member 2+ Year Member

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