This is a blog about the dental industry.
In my career I have seen brilliant, good, average, bad and nearly criminal dental professionals and almost the same range of patients. By dental professionals I mean the dentists (also the specialists), dental hygienists, dental nurses, receptionists and practice managers.
I will write about
- things patients do not see when they visit a dental practice. It’s all Bold and the Beautiful (or Coronation Street if you are a reader from the UK) believe me
- people, equipments, management and everything inside the dental practice
- everything associated with dental practices e.g. oral hygiene product manufacturers
And to keep the balance, I will be writing about the patients as well (in non-identifiable manner of course as I AM ethical).
Please note that the professionals I write about can be of either gender unless I have specifically mentioned otherwise.
I am a dental professional with 20 years of experience and I have worked in private and public dental practices in two countries.
In these 20 years in dental profession I have learnt that many of the representatives of our health industry are not practicing their profession as they are taught and as the patients expect them to.
To cut it short, we are taught to be empathic, ethical and honest. Sounds simple and easy but it is not.
I want the industry to change.
I want it to be transparent.
I want to tell what dental professionals deal with in daily basis.
I want patients to have a better understanding of dentistry so that they can choose the best dental professional to look after their teeth.
My ultimate hope is that this blog will reach as many people as possible including the dental professionals. If it will, I believe it will start the snowball effect of changes in attitude, integrity and practice.
Nothing comes for free and I bet I will get hate mail… bring it on! The more we discuss, the more change will happen.
So keep an eye on this space as you will benefit of it and it will get interesting from the start.