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Nov 8, 2021Liked by Jeff Matlow

I think a good dentist is defined by good dental hygienists. That 9 seconds with dentist A or B is irrelevant. The hygienist has their hands in your mouth for an uncomfortably long time. You have to like that person.

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i completely agree. i like my dentist because he has a good sense of humor. i’ve been going to the hygenist for 20 years. i’ve probably had a sum total of 20 minutes time with the dentist over those 2 decades. but i recommend him to others.

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Nov 9, 2021Liked by Jeff Matlow

As the dentist cousin (which I gave up 26 years ago - the dentist part, not the cousin!) I couldn't agree more...up to a point. As I said in my TEDx Talk - "I loved everything about dentistry but dentistry." But when you need a root canal, crown, implant or surgery, clinical skills do come in handy! Thanks Jeff.

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yes, i suppose dentistry skills do come in handy if you’re a dentist. duly noted.

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