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What interests you least about dentistry?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by DesiDentist, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Washington, DC
    SDN Exhibitor
    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to know what you guys would say if one of your interviewers asked you:

    What interests you least about dentistry?

    --I would say dealing with insurance etc.

    Tell me your opinions...

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  3. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper 10+ Year Member

    The amount of debt that I will be in to support my dental education!!!! :cool:
  4. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Washington, DC
    SDN Exhibitor
    Good one, Yah-E.

  5. iflossdaily

    iflossdaily Banned Banned

    Nov 26, 2001
    I'd say the management aspect....not that I'd mention that at the interviews. I worked as an assitant in college and the RDHs and the other dental assistants were constantly bickering and complaining about the most inane things. There was also a high turnover for assistants. I really wouldn't enjoy the hiring and firing.
  6. DrJeff

    DrJeff Senior Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2000
    Brooklyn, ct
    The least interesting thing that I find after a few years of practice(and have all along) is perio. I frankly hate scalers, currettes, and cavitrons. If you're a hygenist, you'll love working in my practice because I take very good care of my hygenists, since they like to do what I absolutely hate to do! The periodontists that I refer to also enjoy this, since I'm more than likely to send out the marginal perio patient that I could probably treat in my office with scaling and root planing.

    There are two other things that I hate about the profession. #1, when I see kids with rampant decay because their parents were either to ignorant to realize what constant sugar will do to their kids teeth :mad: And #2, when the person with the tooth that has been bothering them for many months calls up 15 minutes before I'm scheduled to leave the office on a Friday afternoon, and demands to be seen right now. You have to see them, since if you don't they'll be calling you every hour on the hour all weekend complaining that the antibiotics and pain meds that you prescribed them aren't working.

    Oh, yes, and the biggest thing that I hate about dentistry is the old dental school professors who should have retired 10 years ago but hang around for the sole purpose of hazing currrent students! :mad: <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />
  7. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2001
    Sault Ste. Marie
    I agree with Dr. jeff, after seeing my board perio score, I think I'll leave the S and RP to my hygenist. We too had many faculty that just won't quit, that should have 10 years ago.
  8. tinker bell

    tinker bell 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    vallejo, CA
    How old is a prof. consider to be old and should quit?
    I hope those people you are talking about still funcion and can use a little bit computer.
  9. space kacy

    space kacy Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Ann Arbor, MI
    You're old when the last hip thing you've done was hip replacement.

    I would say crazy inmates. The dental clinic where I volunteer at treats prison inmates. It's pretty scary. They're all in the shackles. Other than that, I would also say patients with bad hygiene who look to dentists for some miracle cure.

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