Angry Doctor

Thursday, November 24, 2005

angry doc asks – 4

Where are the Dental Blogs?

Doctors blog. Medical students blog. Nurses blog. Nursing students blog. Pharmacists blog.

But I haven’t seen any local dental blog.

Don’t dentists blog?

What about Medical Social Workers? I’d imagine they have the most interesting stories to tell.

20 Comments:

  • Looking @ my dentist's busy schedule... don't think he got time to blog... no time to idle at all...

    If i missed my appt with him... the next available slot is 3 mths later... :(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 24, 2005 9:23 am  

  • I know two dentists that blog. But largely about their personal lives and not much about work. I suppose it's because there's not very much to say since they get to stuff their patient's mouths with drills and all sorts of other instruments most of the time, right? ;)

    By Anonymous wife.of.an.un-doctor, At November 24, 2005 9:47 am  

  • Well the truth is as far as dentists are concerned, they are more like surgeons. They don't really talk to their patients much. So no talk what's there to blog.

    I did overhear this once :

    Bill : Doctor, how much will it cost to pull out my tooth?

    Dentist : It would cost $80

    Bill : How long will it take?

    Dentist : It's quite fast, about 5 minutes.

    Bill : $80 for a 5 minute job? Isn't that daylight robbery?

    Dentist : Well Bill, if the time is the problem for you, I could always take a bit longer and pull out your tooth slowly. Would that make you feel better?

    By Anonymous Dr Oz bloke, At November 24, 2005 10:07 am  

  • More dentist overheards...

    Dentist : Well John you have a history of recurrent gingivitis. You should floss your teeth.

    John : Aw but it's so troublesome. Do I really have to floss all my teeth?

    Dentist : You don't actually have to floss all of them if you didn't want to. Just floss the ones you want to keep ok?

    By Anonymous Dr Oz bloke, At November 24, 2005 10:09 am  

  • Wah Lau, what a joker. you should blog as Happy OZ Doc.

    Keep'em coming.....

    If my dental surgeon were that humorous, I would be shaking with laughter instead of fear when I am ushered into his OT :-))

    By Blogger uglybaldie, At November 24, 2005 10:35 am  

  • Well actually I have tried some of these "jokes" with my patients in Singapore.

    For example when taking out stitches, sometimes the patients ask how much and how long does it take, and they give me that "look". And I said before, if it's the short time you don't like I could do it slowly. They did not see it as humorous.

    Similarly for the diabetic foot patient who had scum between her toes. I said you must clean each and every one of them. And she said so "mah fan, one by one very long time, can dun need to clean all?"

    And I said only the ones you want to keep. But she didn't get it.

    Singaporeans are generally too numbskull and lack a basic sense of wit and humor to understand these jokes.

    Of course it doesn't help that most people in Singapore speak Singlish.

    Yo shi, things hui lost in translation, ni ming bai mah?

    By Anonymous Dr Oz bloke, At November 24, 2005 10:46 am  

  • loLz. dr oz bloke's jokes are funny =D

    By Blogger 幸せな女の子 :), At November 24, 2005 12:32 pm  

  • hey, sorry to hijack this thread. but does anyone know enough about the post-grad med school system in Australia? i've got a friend who wants a shot at getting an MBBS/MD.

    By Blogger andrew, At November 24, 2005 12:39 pm  

  • MBBS/MD?

    What's that got to do with post grad system in Oz?

    As far as I understand postgrad medical means stuff like FRACP, FRACS, FRACGP, FRACOG, etc.

    Why does he want a MBBS/MD anyway? He wants to work in A*STAR? Then join the MBBS/PhD program that NUS is offering.

    By Anonymous Dr Oz bloke, At November 24, 2005 12:48 pm  

  • I believe Andrew is refering at the school where you can do medicine at postgraduate level(4yrs) unlike those 5yrs MBBS undergrad degrees. In the states, you get a Doctor of Medicine(MD). From what I know, you gotta have simply fanstastic grades in your bachelor's degree, have some sort of strong conviction on why you wanna do medicine at that age and why you didn't do it when you were applying for a place in the bachelor's degree couse. You should also have done some sort of social and community work to get yourself exposed to the life that you would be facing as a doc. Most importantly, luck and lots of it including a four leaf clover. Hope that helps.

    Andrew, your friend should start picking up the MCAT books. I don't think they are available at bookshops like MPH or Konikuniya. Try em' on ebay. "http://stores.ebay.com/MCAT-and-Premed-Prep"

    The MCAT exams are held twice a year, one in April and the other in August. They're certainly a bitch with time totalling at 8hrs for the papers. It takes the whole day and your juice away.

    By Anonymous 2BDoc, At November 24, 2005 6:37 pm  

  • 2bdoc: thanks for the input.

    actually i was the one who dissuaded him from going into the MBBS program in Sg, having gone through it myself and finding that it didn't add value to me. the good thing is that this friend of mine did some other things and he feels much better prepared at an attempt at the medical establishment. the only hiccup now is the money factor coz it's rather expensive doing an MD in the states. i was thinking maybe australia where i know they offer it at Flinders.

    anyway, thanks for the comments. let's not hijack angrydoc's blog further.

    By Blogger andrew, At November 24, 2005 7:11 pm  

  • Ok everyone this is a terrorist stick up...I'm hijacking the thread. If anyone has any issues, please speak my dentist, that is after i've pulled out all your teeth. Anyway Andrew, it's the fame factor if he gets the MD from the states. However, Flinders has a good health science faculty. I'd go with it. Otherwise, Uni Melbourne is the best and also the hardest to enter. If he wants a quiet setting UWA's good. Perth is a no-life city anyway. Good if you're gonna go there to study and not to party. I guess which ever city you go once you're doing medicine in 4yrs instead of 5-6yrs doesn't matter coz the motivation just picks up automatically. Imagine squeezing it in 4yrs. Madcap mayhem, I tell ya.

    By Anonymous 2bdoc, At November 24, 2005 10:49 pm  

  • I do have a blog

    By Blogger Dentist Down Under, At November 25, 2005 4:36 pm  

  • So a dentist blogger finally found angry doc!

    We'll start reading your blog too dentist down under :)

    By Anonymous Dr Oz bloke, At November 25, 2005 4:51 pm  

  • Ah, but I asked specifically for LOCAL dental blogs. ;)

    By Blogger angry doc, At November 25, 2005 5:05 pm  

  • hmm the disclaimer on dentist down under's blog v similar to dr bl og! loLz*

    By Blogger 幸せな女の子 :), At November 25, 2005 5:41 pm  

  • Standard Operating Message. SOM. Haha..

    By Anonymous 2bdoc, At November 25, 2005 10:40 pm  

  • Actually, I do read quite a number of dental blogs. As wife.of.an.un-doctor puts it, they talk about their personal lives and the blogs I read also say little about their life with the dental chair. Maybe you wanna start with Jennifer Choi who goes by the moniker of 'Yellowskeen'. Mind you she's a food addict. Just like me!

    http://www.livejournal.com/users/yellowskeen/

    By Anonymous 2bdoc, At November 25, 2005 10:44 pm  

  • how about pharmacist blog? dont seem to find any

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At November 25, 2005 10:52 pm  

  • Hmm anon: i know of a few pharmacy students blog. havent came across any pharmacists blog though.

    By Blogger 幸せな女の子 :), At November 26, 2005 8:17 am  

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