Painless Dentistry and other trends

James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

If you have ever seen Steve Martin’s dentist protrayal in “Little Shop of Horrors”, or Lawrence Olivier asking Dustin Hoffman, “Is it safe?” in “Marithon Man”, you know my initial reaction of a dental appointment.  Once I get there, it is not nearly as bad and dentists are trying their best to make the visit comfortable if not downright please.

We asked dentists for their thoughts on trends and one is making the visit more enjoyable.  I never thought I would put spa and root canal in the same sentence, but see our article on The Modern Dentist.

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6 Responses to “Painless Dentistry and other trends”

  1. Dr. J Says:

    I read somewhere that the main reason people don’t like going to the dentist is not fear of the “needle” and pain, but that they don’t like constantly being told that they were not taking proper care of their teeth and gums. I have to say, I am skeptical of that conclusion.

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  2. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    Me too, Dr. J. I have really never noticed much nagging, just pointers.

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  3. Dentist Victorville Says:

    There are many trends in dentistry today. Yes, you can now put dental spa and root canal in the same sentence since dentistry offers painless procedures at last.

  4. San Diego Dental Says:

    Great discussion and I like your input. Fast question. I are preparing to build a site using wordpress ourselves. Will you share a good resource for templates and the best plug ins to make it easy for staff to update content in a nice user friendly way? Thx in advance.

  5. lhubbard Says:

    Hi, San Diego Dental.

    Our Web folks (Infoswell Media) set this up for us to go with the rest of our site, so we unfortunately can’t be much help. But we’ve found WordPress easy to work with. Good luck!

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor
    http://www.MyFamilyDoctorMag.com

  6. Bibika@teeth whitening Says:

    Dentistry should be painless but it is not as painless yet. Personally i would love to be as comfortable as if I’m at a massage, but thinking over thing the other way around, the dentist just needs to know where and how much it hurts, to treat you right. So pain is actually useful, right?????

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