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    (Original post by polkmn)
    All those points can be applied to dentistry too.
    How much research can you do on someones gob- not the same is it? All you do is put in fillings for dumb 13 year old kids who eat too many sweetaaays. :rolleyes:
    Wahey...what a satisfying job...NOT.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    All those points can be applied to dentistry too.
    Leading a TEAM of colleagues? Maybe one dental nurse.
    There is no way dentistry has anything like the diversity of Medicine.
    There is also no way dentistry gets anywhere near the research funding of Medicine.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    Speaking from experience? :rolleyes:
    I have a full set of teeth with no fillings which are "very clean," as my dentist put it, thank you very much.
    And no, it's not from experience, but that is predominantly what you'll experience in your career as a dentist. Just saying.
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    When I had a root canal to remove the dying nerve deep inside one of my teeth because it was giving me shooting pains that woke me up at night with tears in my eyes, I was quite thankful the dentist fixed it tbh.

    Some people here need to get their head out their bums. So what if the money's good, and most dentists do it for the money? That's what a jobs for, and I'd rather dentists and doctors and nurses and pharmacists (etc) were rich than footballers and tv presenters and actors and politicians.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    The big difference between dentistry and medicine is, you start speciliasing from the onset in dentistry (the mouth/head/neck), whereas in medicine you learn general medicine and then do a further course to specialise?.
    The reason you're specialising from the start is because dentistry is not a broad subject to begin with. You say mouth/head/neck, but a dentist is neither an ENT surgeon, a brain surgeon nor a chiropractor. This re-iterates my point that dentistry offers nothing like the variety of careers that medicine does.
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    1. I love teeth.
    2. You get to know your patients, they visit you every 6 months or more!
    3. You are able to help people in pain, either physically (pain, duh) or emotionally (hates their teeth/gums)
    4. You get to work in a nice environment, with your own room (usually) which you can set up the way you like.
    5. The money is good, although well deserved.

    and one more

    6. Teaching is for losers.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    So you visit the dentist once a year and you think you know what it's predomiantely about? Well done.
    It's like me saying, all the GP has to do is sit in an office, speak to the patient and print off a prescription. Just saying. :rolleyes:
    No. I've done work experience there before - it was honestly the most boring week of my whole life. Let's just end this at this - I think dentistry is boring and I fail to see how anyone could have a real passion for it [keeping money out of it]. But that's my opinion. You don't have to take it so seriously. If you feel dentistry is that amazing, then you wouldn't feel the need to keep answering back to me to reassure yourself of how captivating this profession really is :rolleyes: . Just saying.
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    (Original post by Samw1se)
    The reason you're specialising from the start is because dentistry is not a broad subject to begin with. You say mouth/head/neck, but a dentist is neither an ENT surgeon, a brain surgeon nor a chiropractor. This re-iterates my point that dentistry offers nothing like the variety of careers that medicine does.
    I'm pretty sure you have to learn the basics of the whole body though, and lots to do with medicine and illness and what not, seeing as you are treating these people too, and can't exactly pump someone full of adrenaline if they have a heart condition. But you wouldn't know that if the dentistry course was only concerned with the mouth.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    Well it's not everyones cup of tea is it.
    :yep: Totally agree.
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    (Original post by Diaz)
    Seriously? If you said this in an interview it just illustrates that you don't give a **** about patients and just care about money.
    Yes because someone that does a job for money is obviously a spawn of the devil and will kill the patients. You don't have to love the patients to be a good dentist. You just have to be able to do a filling.
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    (Original post by Hello Laura!)
    I'm pretty sure you have to learn the basics of the whole body though, and lots to do with medicine and illness and what not, seeing as you are treating these people too, and can't exactly pump someone full of adrenaline if they have a heart condition. But you wouldn't know that if the dentistry course was only concerned with the mouth.
    They would teach you the basics, as they would in any healthcare-related course, such as nursing or paramedics.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    So you visit the dentist once a year and you think you know what it's predomiantely about? Well done.
    It's like me saying, all the GP has to do is sit in an office, speak to the patient and print off a prescription. Just saying. :rolleyes:
    I LOL'd
    (Original post by Narik)
    No. I've done work experience there before - it was honestly the most boring week of my whole life. Let's just end this at this - I think dentistry is boring and I fail to see how anyone could have a real passion for it [keeping money out of it]. But that's my opinion. You don't have to take it so seriously. If you feel dentistry is that amazing, then you wouldn't feel the need to keep answering back to me to reassure yourself of how captivating this profession really is :rolleyes: . Just saying.
    I did w/e at a GP's - I would say that was the most boring 2 days of my life....each to their own eh....but there must be a reason why dentistry is so competitive - there are other easier and quicker ways of making money before you say thats the reason.
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    OMG what retard medics thinking theyr superior to dentists...wtf man go grow a pair....whats wrong with people being dentists. If they like it then whats your problem.
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    Like prostitution. :yep:
    Lol, thats exactly what I was thinking when I wrote it ha
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    1. Well-paid
    2. Be your own boss
    3. Help people
    4. Work nearer home
    5. 9 to 5 and the rest of the time is for the family
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    (Original post by polkmn)
    Or maybe they don't want to be a doctor.
    Dentists suck. You get no respect and the golden age of wealth has passed. Looking at people's teeth isn't exactly what anyone would call a life success.
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    (Original post by gilbo)
    Chicks, Sex, Money, Power & Chicks
    yeah, because all the cute girls like pain-inflicting dentists!! (not!) :p:
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    (Original post by Yuppie20)
    Dentists suck. You get no respect and the golden age of wealth has passed. Looking at people's teeth isn't exactly what anyone would call a life success.
    Why do you care if I consider looking at people's teeth to be a life success?

    Which I do.
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    (Original post by Yuppie20)
    Dentists suck. You get no respect and the golden age of wealth has passed. Looking at people's teeth isn't exactly what anyone would call a life success.
    How are you able to post when you've got Level 15 warnings?
    Looking at peoples diseases all day isnt what I would call a life success either :rolleyes:
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    Dentistry is just staring up people's nostrils all day.
 
 
 
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