The topic for the video today is OUR VULNERABLE PROFESSION.
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After viewing the video, you will find additional related information in Chapter 25 and Chapter 31 of THE SUPER GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE book.
The initial dictionary definition of the word “vulnerable” is: Capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt. If you didn’t realize it before mid-March of this year, I’m sure you will agree with me now that Dentistry is fully capable of being “wounded” or “hurt”. And as is often the case, this wounding was caused by something completely outside the control of any single dentist, or even any group of dentists.
An additional definition of “vulnerable” seen a little further down the list relates specifically to Biology or Ecology: Likely to be classified endangered in the near future. But could that definition also be applied to Dentistry, especially the solo practitioner, 8 to 5, Monday through Thursday practice model? It will be interesting to see what happens over the next year or so as the country adjusts to whatever “normal” might end up looking like. But there is one thing certain: It won’t look the same as it did before March 15, 2020.
As always, if you have questions or comments, just let us know.
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Michael Abernathy, DDS