YOU KNOW YOU ARE A DENTIST WHEN…….

 

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A DENTIST WHEN…….

  • You know you are a dentist when the first thing  you notice about anyone is their teeth.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when RIGHT is always ‘Patient’s right’ and

LEFT is always ‘Patient’s  LEFT’ …….. Basically Right is wrong!!

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you look at a pretty model’s teeth and instead of admiring the photo shopped / airbrushed face, you wickedly concentrate on the  posterior metal fillings, black rimmed margins of crowns and so on.

 

 

  • You know you are a  dentist when you think of Alginate when you knead chapatti atta dough.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you have delightful dreams of removing chunks of calculus( ahhh the pleasure)!!!

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you spot calculus , plaque, materia alba and stains  in the lower incisors of hot hunks .

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you can spot a smoker by looking at his/her lips.

 

  • You know you are  a dentist when you become highly suspicious when you see a perfect set of teeth in an elderly person and look closely to make sure it’s not a denture!!!

 

  • You know you are  a dentist when you figure out a  person is a gutka eater from the way he speaks

 

  • You know you are a dentist when  you are never bored in a train or bus; you just amuse yourself diagnosing Class 3s , anterior open bites, bimaxillary protrusion and so on. Throw in a mesiodens and your day is made!

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you sincerely wonder when MS Dhoni is going to having his missing upper premolar replaced.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when u are still trying to find out who did  Kajol’s orthodontic treatment.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you describe people whose names you don’t know by their teeth- ‘oh the guy with the missing laterals!’ Or ‘hmm the girl with the buccally displaced canines’

 

  • You know you are a dentist when your kid, in his mothers day card, thanks you for making him brush his teeth everyday..

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you eat most of your kids’ Halloween candy under the pretext of saving them from cavities.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when the smell of good old Zinc oxide Eugenol smells better than any balm on this planet.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when nostalgia means fondly remembering the days of triple arm slip joint, extra extra low snail speed ancient hand pieces, chip syringe and other such wonders

 

  • You know you are a dentist when your patients bring you chocolates

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you sit at a dining table, listen to someone’s jaw clicking and diagnose TMJ dysfunction

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you see a person you know who used to have a missing premolar and ……there she has it now. ‘Ohh she didn’t come to me for treatment’.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you can identify a person who has had Orthodontic treatment even as a first year dental student.

 

  • You know you are a dentist  when instead of saying  “say cheese” while taking a photo, you say  “give me a molar to molar”

 

  • You know you are a dentist when extracting a tooth even a wobbly third degree mobile one, successfully, gives you a HIGH!!- every time!

 

  • You know you are a dentist when, at a party, you always dread the moment when somebody asks you what you do.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when the person in front of you  says, ” Nothing personal but I don’t like dentists” and you just smile and say ” I know, I know.”

 

  • You know you are a dentist when new acquaintances who have just found out what your profession is, cover their mouth, assume you make a lot of money and get a free consultation there and then.

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you just hate it when people ask how many months it took for you to do the dentistry course!!!  As if it’s some kind of sewing/ embroidery class

 

  • You know you are a dentist when you hate it when people ask ‘what made you take up dentistry?’ As if implying  ‘why on earth would someone want to be a dentist’

Can’t reveal the secret that actually I wanted to be a doctor but kya Kare, that 0.01 mark changed my destiny (for the better!!!).

 

You just say ‘I always wanted to be a dentist’. After all, dentistry contains  ‘destiny’!