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Psychiatric Dentistry

Using nitrous oxide in many ways.
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When I went to get a dental check-up recently, I couldn't help but notice the similarity between the dentist's chair and the psychiatrist's couch. Then it hit me: why not combine the two occupations? If someone was trained in both dentistry and psychiatry, then they could become a Psychiatric Dentist.

Think about it. If you're at the dentist's, you're going to be sitting in a couch anyway. You could get psychoanalyzed while your cavities are filled in. I realize, though, that after a certain point, questions would have to be limited to yes-and-no, answered by grunting through a mouthful of flouride.

DrWorm, Jan 18 2010

//I'm not sure were going to get any significant breakthroughs on nitrous// http://ajp.psychiat.../abstract/139/5/552
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       Scheduling by a psyched receptionist, teeth cleaned by a psychic hygienist, fillings by a psychiatric dentist, and paid for by a psychopathic...eh, I don't know what to put here.
leinypoo13, Jan 18 2010

       Excellently twisted +.
blissmiss, Jan 18 2010

       Does this mean that the physical relationship between mind and body can be sculptured via tooth shape? ;-)
wjt, Jan 18 2010

       I can't help but notice the similarity between a psychiatric hairdressing dentist’s chair and a beach deckchair…
hippo, Jan 18 2010

       I want a psychic dentist who can ameliorate my toothache using only the power of their mind.
zen_tom, Jan 18 2010

       "Zo, tell me a leedle more about your fahza."   

       "NNng. Nn nng ah nng nnng. Nn?"   

       "And how often did this happen?"   

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2010

       Psychiatric dentists for people with oral fixations, psychiatric proctologists for people stuck at the anal stage, psychiatric urologists for those at the phallic stage.
mouseposture, Jan 18 2010

       i'm not sure were going to get any significant breakthroughs on nitrous other than "life is really funny" or "life is funny but it also hurts quite a lot" or "i hear noises in my head, bad crunchy noises" or maybe "my father had really large hands too"
WcW, Jan 18 2010

       "So you had a good relationship with your molar before the extraction?" (A new take on 'missing' teeth?)
tatterdemalion, Jan 18 2010

       by choice defeating a perfectly good safety system for a purpose is all well and good. Problem with looking into the abyss for kicks that it's really deep and we tend to get curious, being human. You look over the edge too often and you are tempted to find out what it would be like to swim all the way to the bottom. Which there isn't.
WcW, Jan 19 2010

       [Ian] Oops sorry. But isn't 'physical relationship relationship' thought.
wjt, Jan 19 2010

       Has anyone else seen "A Serious Man" yet?
zen_tom, Jan 19 2010

       Thank you, moderator!
DrWorm, Jan 19 2010

       aren't dentists rich enough to be happy with one occupation? and same goes for psychics   

       besides.. normal people have either dental problems or mental ones,, not both
koraiem, Jan 20 2010

       Then you'd think the British would be the most level-headed society around. Doesn't explain here at all.
RayfordSteele, Jan 21 2010

       [koraiem] You're suggesting that ABnormal people are too rare for this idea to be useful? Where do you live? And how do I get a visa?
mouseposture, Jan 21 2010

       I remember listening once to a story about someone who believed that the government were listening to/manipulating his thoughts via transmitters implanted inside his teeth - all dentists were in on the conspiracy and the only avenue left open to him in the end was to figure out a way to perform surprise dentristry on himself. The initial problem being that by even starting to think about how to pull/knock his own teeth out, he would be tipping off the government to his subversive plans. It all got rather complicated, but ended with a hammer.
zen_tom, Jan 22 2010

       [rayford.] Hah! brilliant!
dentworth, Jan 22 2010


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