Serving a community is a hallmark of dentistry. Dentistry marks a specific role in the medical system. It is independent of the ‘system’ and this is both a blessing and a problem.
The problems stem from the entrepreneurial aspects of the profession. Variations in dental practices lead to different styles of clinics and offices. More importantly, the dental profession serves as a role model to the other health professions. Dentistry in Toronto and for a larger extent in Ontario and Canada serves the ‘needs’ of virtually everyone. The quality of dentistry in Canada is among the best in the world.
Compassion and social conscience allows for everyone in Toronto to get help and not go through any serious dental problems.
If every profession followed the dental model, we would all be living in a superior society.
by: Dr Perelgut