My Dental Date was at AIIMS New Delhi in the first weekend of November 2k18. Where I went to the Dental ward with my grandfather for their Root placement. Having my real uncle already in such a big place, where people like me can be lost easily! It helped and saved a lot of time.
AIIMS is a place where knowledge and experience are of top priority. People are going to judge you and develop a mental image of you based on how good you are at your job/studies. Some of my friends studying there tell such stories of coming to Delhi and getting qualified for such a prestigious place of getting knowledge and many toppers are in fact from the backward castes as they work pretty damn hard for securing their place here. This doesn’t mean people are cold-hearted, People do nourish each other’s talents. Even Doctors here learn from nurses, MBBS students work on projects with Ph.D. students, etc. The place is itself a hub of knowledge sharing with care and compassion to one another.
Some of the awesome art at PULSE 2k18 AIIMS, Delhi
Some of the professions which are continuously contributing to Country’s Economy and human mankind since long back, Some are Scientists who perform research. Some are Engineers who invent new devices and Some are professors and teach the next generation of dentists, Yes Doctors of Tooth, Meet Dentists they are!
D.D.S. = Doctor of Dental Surgery
D.M.D. = Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry.
Dentists help us in assessing, identifying and diagnosing oral cavity and adjoining structure-related issues. Oral biopsies and FNAC are their jobs that can only be done by dentists, not a general Pathologist.
An avulsed tooth can be placed back into the tooth socket! Thanks to Dentists to make it possible! There is a reason why dentistry and generic medicines, Both are different branches of healthcare.
We do remember a dentist only when we have a toothache! Even in the MNCs, We have Medical health policies but Dental Insurance and policies are still yet to be implemented in most of the countries inclusive of India. Dental treatments are not cheap.
The frequency with which Medical Camps and Blood donation drives are organized, Same can never be said about Dental Check-Ups.
As the field of Dentistry just like other fields is getting more of a business of money making, than of a health care provider job, People have a mindset that doctors always wishes to extract money by unnecessary treatments and tests by taking Undue advantage of their knowledge! Dentists need to explain the patients genuinely about the treatment plan and its importance To maintain the faith of the patient on Doctors, make sure that you provide an ethical service to patients.
Artificial Root Placement: The procedure itself is quite painful since it is performed with either general or local anesthesia to completely numb your mouth. If you are anxious and Uncomfortable during the procedure and being nervous of the drilling noises and forces being applied to your mouth, Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about the available sedative options and suggest that you better be put to sleep while performing the surgical procedure.