I am a former EMT-Paramedic who left the bright lights and glory of EMS in 1990 to pursue a career as a Dentist in the United States Navy. I have almost 20 years in and I am rapidly approaching a mid life crisis where I am retiring and entering practice in the civilian world.
I have been around health care my whole life. My Grandfather was a pediatrician in the pre-penicillin days. My mother was an X-ray Technician and dental assistant. My brother is an ER doc in Texas.
If I post it, it is my opinion. If someone else makes a comment, it is their opinion. I will not provide specific health care or dental advice unless you can hold your mouth up to the monitor for me to see... Besides, how do you know I am a real, licensed dentist?
Since HIPAA has crept into my world any discussion of a patient is an amalgam (Ha!) of many and not a specific discussion of a specific person.