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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    'higher' REALLY?
    Is that how you view people? Do you think a surgeon is 'higher' than a GP?
    Yes they require extra training but its still an incredibly insulting way to view people

    Absolutely ridiculous.
    Yes surgeons are higher than GPs in terms of their position in the healthcare system and the academic requirement necessary to get to that stage. Does that mean GPs/Dentists are not important? No, ofcourse they are. They are just as important as the surgeons but the speciality is academically more taxing than becoming a GP/Dentist.
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    Thing is I always talk like that about art degrees etc and make fun of my friends who do that sort of thing. I don't really look down upon it though it's just an easy way to have a laugh and poke fun at people. I'm like 1cm under 6ft but my housemates were 6'2, 6'3 and 6'3 so I always got made fun of for being short.

    Maybe they were genuinely just *******s but there is a significant chance their humour just went slightly over your head.
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    (Original post by Scott.M)
    A few facts about you:

    -You seem to have a real chip on your shoulder at dentists. A quick look at your profile shows all of your posts on TSR are on dentistry-related threads where you say how they hardly earn a thing etc. The fact you have no posts on non-dentistry related threads suggests you have actively sought out dentistry-related threads just to bash dentists

    No. I just have an interest in the differences
    between doctors and dentist and the misconceptions based around what dentistry is like. If you dont like it you dont have to listen

    -Apparently there is 'no money' in dentistry, yet you acknowledge they earn £61k per year. Hmm

    There is money, but nowhere near enough if you want a life of just money, unlike the misconceptions some people have

    You're very sad. You have some hatred of dentists, when guess what? Most dentists couldn't care less about you and other medics, and most medics couldn't care less about dentists. Only a few take the supposed rivarly seriously, and even less are sad enough to let it develop into a full-blown hatred as you seem to have done.

    I doubt you are even a medic, part of me thinks you're a bitter, failed dentistry applicant. Few medics come across as idiotic as you and type like a rudeboi 'yh mate'.

    Lol coz saying "yh mate" makes you a hillbilly

    Just to set a few things straight:

    -Dentists have to do a DF1 year (and soon also DF2) before they are qualified to be GDPs

    Current predictions suggest it wont get to df2 anytime soon due to the economic climate of the uk

    -We get taught CPR and probably use it as often as you will once you're qualified and in the real world. You think GPs spend their time resuscitating people?

    The only time u'll be doing cpr is if a person happens to go into arrest or VT on the chair. Definitely not as common as you think it will be. Gps don't do cpr all the time (except ofcourse in the same situition as the dentist) but you do have an active role in saving someones life e.g. managing diabetes, CHD, hypertension, high cholestrol, peripheral vascular disease, stroke ect....list goes on

    -You think dentists don't save lives? An untreated tooth infection leads to death. Prior to dentists being around, one of the leading causes of death was dental abscesses

    Hahahaha. The likelyhood of you dying from a dental abscess is ridiculously rare. The only way you can die acutely is if the abscess blocks the airways, which is again, very rare. Otherwise the infection spreading to the point of killing you is rare unless ofcourse you are totally immunocompromised and have multiple co-mobidities . There is some research which suggests that peridontal disease can cause infective endocarditis, but again, rare


    -Also, what is the difference between saving somebody's life by resuscitation (i.e. before they are in immediate danger of death), or by preventative measures before they are in immediate danger of death? Is one really more heroic than the other? Judging by the way you come across it probably will be in your eyes - but in reality nah.

    No. But if u think u'll be resuscitating day in day out, u'll be suprised


    -Dentists are the first to spot oral cancer - which has a very low survival rate if left untreated

    First to spot it, but then you refer it to the surgeons like GPs

    -Dentists improve people's quality of life - both cosmetically and functionally (without any teeth or dentures, people become malnourished due to not eating correctly)

    -Idk where you got the crap that a dentist's lab fees are £20k per year

    HSCIC website

    -The era of GPs being highly respected professionals unable of doing wrong in the public's eyes is gone. This is due to long waiting times, coming under increasing criticism in national press about things such as not spotting cancer, and their high earnings leaving a sour taste in the middle of a recession

    LOL- The dailymail must hate me for arguing with their most loyal customers

    Get your facts right before trying to impose your dislike of dentists on others.

    Although to somebody who knows what they're talking about, watching you talk utter crap that you have obviously convinced yourself to be true whilst displaying your weird, irrational hatred of dentists is funny to watch
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    (Original post by Thewildcat)
    Yes surgeons are higher than GPs in terms of their position in the healthcare system and the academic requirement necessary to get to that stage. Does that mean GPs/Dentists are not important? No, ofcourse they are. They are just as important as the surgeons but the speciality is academically more taxing than becoming a GP/Dentist.
    Im sorry, I just don't believe you can look at things like that.
 
 
 
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