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Dental Lessons

Self-defeating strategy for Dental practice
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Why not give your customers lessons in how to prevent the issues that make your service necessary?

This is a Dental practice with lessons in care and what to eat and special tools available to allow you to do your own Dental work.

JesusHChrist, May 07 2014

Baked? https://www.youtube...watch?v=sstCC7T0Do4
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 07 2014]

Mr Bean at the dentist. https://www.youtube...watch?v=60NSM_EHmuw
[spidermother, May 09 2014]

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       Ah, don't all dental practices do this already? Every time I go to the hygienist, I get quizzed about my brushing and eating habits, and told what I should and shouldn't be doing.   

       My last dentist did the same thing.   

       I am fairly certain that all dentists and dental hygienists do this.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2014
  

       // tools available to allow you to do your own Dental work //   

       We will pay a dollar to watch that. Presumably the kit includes a Dremel, a mirror, and a pair of snipe-nose pilers.   

       The DeLuxe version has lidocaine …
8th of 7, May 07 2014
  

       Alas, I must agree with [MB]. Besides which a lot of the so called tools may be bought at a pharmacy.
xandram, May 07 2014
  

       Actually, hang on.   

       Now that I've read the idea, I see that [JHC] is advocating actual DIY dentistry, rather than mere cleaning.   

       So, bone rescinded.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2014
  

       I don't see self-dentistry as viable, except certain portions of extended cleaning, which would require a micro-minicam/waldo/tool thing, which is its own post.
FlyingToaster, May 07 2014
  

       I don't see why autodentisty should be especially problematic. It would take a while to get used to the left-right reversal (if working mirrorically), but it shouldn't be that much harder than shaving or applying mascara.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2014
  

       ^ well, true except for the actual "dentistry" bit: X-rays, fillings, crowns, appliances, etc.
FlyingToaster, May 07 2014
  

       What difficulties, pray tell, do you envisage?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2014
  

       Self-xrays are a challenge but not insurmountable, especially if you purchase the advanced starter kit.   

       All the rest of it is micro-sculpture that any obsessive-compulsive type could master, and recent advances in two-part compound technology and laser-activated bonding agents simplify this for layman applications.   

       Wait a minute - I didn't like this idea. What the hell am I saying?
normzone, May 07 2014
  

       I don't see why it should be any harder to work on your own mouth than on someone else's, given suitable mirrors or cameras.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2014
  

       Certainly an application for 3d printers, however I'd like to see a home trepanning kit(buy one now and we'll throw in a set of lobotomy needles) on the market first, to weed out the ones that are more interested in the DIY aspect than dentistry.
FlyingToaster, May 07 2014
  

       What's your address, we'll get that couriered to you by tomorrow.   

       // I don't see why it should be any harder to work on your own mouth than on someone else's, given suitable mirrors or cameras. //   

       Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch would be so proud. As would the intercalary twin, and your Step-Great-Uncle Mandelstein.
8th of 7, May 07 2014
  

       I didn't like this idea at first but it's growing on me.   

       I'm pretty sure that if I had administered my own freezing for my last filling exchange I would still have full feeling/taste on the right side of my tongue and, cold beer wouldn't taste like a copper flavored ice-cream headache on that side of my skull.   

       ...not to mention that time I had an abscessed tooth cracked in three and yanked un-frozen with a waiting room full of little kids.   

       or that other time when... but I digress.
I'm liking this idea more and more.
  

       I don't think one can do their own root canal removal, but you can tie a string around your tooth and the other end to a door, then slam the door and viola- your tooth can be pulled out. (providing it is already rotting or somewhat loose.)
xandram, May 08 2014
  

       //Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch would be so proud. As would the intercalary twin, and your Step- Great-Uncle Mandelstein//   

       Due to a rather strange series of events in the Buchanan family past, the intercalary twin _is_ my step-great-uncle. However, the intercalary's name is not Mandelstein.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 08 2014
  

       Don't obfuscate, everyone knows perfectly well that you have a whole pack (swarm ? pride ? mob ? einsatzgruppen ?) of step-great-uncles, at least two great step-uncles (possibly still three, if the antitoxin injections were administered in time) and one Uncle Great-Stephan.
8th of 7, May 08 2014
  
      
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