I’ve stayed out of posting on social media like Facebook, though I’ve been lurking a bit. It’s a good thing I’m staying out of the fray, as I’d likely make a lot of enemies by calling out people specifically.
So, I figured I could post my thoughts here in more “generic” form without calling out any particular person. 🙂
First… if you read my last two posts… it’s working! Today was pretty full. Not a banner day, but decent. Tomorrow’s schedule is even better. Next week is even better.
A few of today’s patients told me they appreciated my email, and it made them feel better. Booya!
I sent a third email out today to reinforce the previous two. But, that’s it… no more emails. I don’t want to bug them.
To those dentists who are caving to the hysteria….I’m an adult. I’m a free American. I’m a trained doctor, well-versed in infection control. I’ve dealt with HIV, H1N1, Hep B, Hep C, and other bugs far more virulent than this one.I don’t need “guidelines” from a gov’t lackey looking to score political points. I have all my training and over 30 years of experience. My patients are also grown-ass adults who can make their own decisions with my professional input, for which they’ve trusted me for years.
If “universal precautions” didn’t work, we’d all be dead by now.We are OPEN. My patients are coming. And, we’re all going to LIVE happily ever after!If you choose to discard your own training, experience, and the exercise of critical thought in deference to the edicts of government lackeys… and then leverage your weakness as delusional “virtue signaling,” knock yourselves out. I’m not doing it. I’m going to work and living my life.
No doubt, those who are reflexively shutting down because they were told to are subject to the pervasive guilt complex that has long-infected the dental profession. It also goes to show that dentists are prone to the herd mentality.
As I like to say, “your mileage may vary.”