Friday, August 5, 2016

Old sayings

It is time to continue my "old sayings" blogs. This time it is 1972 UCLA School of Dentistry's Dr. Jennet. He was my group director and practiced dentistry for years in Portland, Oregon. He retired and I was blessed to have him as my clinical instructor for my 4 years at UCLA. Based on his experiences in private practice and at UCLA he was able to observe dentistry from several different angles. Thus his wealth of old sayings was substantial. How about one of my favorites first “Dentistry is not expensive, Neglect is.” That is even more true in 2016 than it was in 1972. If you want to "feel good" you need to take care of yourself, and that includes your teeth! Don’t ignore your symptoms is what Dr. Jennet was trying to get through, if you do it will cost you time, energy and probably a lot of money to fix a problem that should never of occurred. To that end old saying #2 comes to mind.  “You only have to floss the teeth you want to keep.” What he was saying is also part of his old saying #3, “there is nothing better for you than a little appropriate oral hygiene.” Obviously, Dr. Jennet like myself, lived and breathed dentistry. But I firmly believe he did not like being in the dental chair any more than I do today. Which leads me to his 4th saying “dentistry is like Christmas, it is better to give than to receive,” You have to admit he did have a weird sense of humor. See you at my next blog.

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