Posts by FHP3

Dentistry/life in perspective.

For my last appointment today, I saw a new patient who was attending for a consultation. A 46-year-old male, he was booked in as a “New Patient” and for a Denplan Assessment. I was handed his completed medical history form just before he entered the surgery and I quickly scanned it to see who had… More »

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Is there a future for a general dentist?

With the increasing complexity of dental practice, when does a Jack of all trades become a master of none?  When I entered general practice in 1982, the main requirement of a dentist was to perform an examination, immediately plan the treatment (in your head) and then carry out the general dental care required.  This general… More »

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Forgiveness

I was struck recently by the holocaust victim, Eva Kor, who forgave Oskar Groening, a former guard at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, who was convicted of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews.  Two things struck me about what Eva said.  Firstly, in forgiving, she was able to move… More »

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