This post has actually been submitted a short time ago in response to a posted response to my first/opening post on this blog. That post is titled "Dental Industry Hype".Â
Response to Anonymous Dentist:
It's been awhile since I started this blog and haven't 'budgeted' the time to get back here. But, at 11.00/hr vs. a Dentists income, I have a lot less 'time' to put into my blog, since I have to scramble everyday to juggle bills and a job and a half to barely stay afloat.
But I digress, I am responding to the anonymous dentistâ€™s comments. So let me see if I get this right. You say Americans spend 10X more on their hair than on their teeth? I'll have to budget the time to look into those figures as well, but since I've already seen the numbers for projected spending this year on Cosmetic Dental work alone, I'll use those numbers here for brevity.
So unfortionatly we all know that undergrad requires you to write about and do things that you are not so thrilled about. I have a paper due in a few weeks and it has to be on argument on something going on in a dental community or well a community that has to do with my furture profession.... so my question is...if statistics say that dentist among any other medical profession haveÂ the highest suicide rate why is it that so many people continue to persure a career? my second one is that if children and people ingeneral are so afraid of dentists and going then how are practices still going strong?
It's unfortunate that I start my first post on such a down note, but some things must be said to be overcome.
The Dental Industry and more accurately the state of Dental care in America today is dismal to say the least.
With stratospheric charges for Orthodontics and Periodontics treatments combined with basic and minimal coverage through Dental Insurance, many millions of people are facing failing health due to this convergence of conditions.
It's estimated that over 100 million Americans have no Dental Insurance at all, and 50 million more have minimal insurance.