jauburn

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About jauburn

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  • Year of birth 1940
  1. A really painful experience at the dentist!

      I'll never forget what a German dental student said to me when I asked him why dentists in Germany don't seem to urge their patients to floss: "What's bad for the teeth is good for the dentist!"   To be fair, though, I had a really great dentist in Berlin, a guy who replaced all of my amalgam fillings with gold. Docs in the U.S. comment to this day (30 years hence) how good those fillings look.   And I also went to a really bad, unscrupulous dentist in Berlin, a guy who told me I needed two root canals. Thankfully I said "maybe later" and when I went to the U.S., I checked in w/ my dentist, who said, "you don't need any root canals."   Dentistry is generally a profession with no oversight that sadly seems to have more than its share of practitioners who take full advantage of that.