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Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster???

Posted By: drainer

Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:21 PM

Employer changed dental policies a few years back. The dentist I had been seeing previously (and was very happy with) was not on the policy.

So over the past three years I've tried to see some of the dentists on the policy. So far everyone on the damn policy has been a shyster, used car salesman type. All I need is a basic cleaning, but they always refuse once I'm in the chair and try to upsell to a "deep cleaning," something that is not covered on my insurance (or most other insurance policies) and usually runs around $500. And they also tell me they have to pull my wisdom teeth, "Those things must be really bothering you!" I always tell them to f-off, snag the xrays and leave. One time I was walking out the door and they're insisting I purchase an electric toothbrush for $150.

socrazy

So it's always back to my old dentist and I pay a reasonable amount in cash, he laughs about the deep cleaning, as well as the need to pull my wisdom teeth. He has been seeing my family and friends for the past 15 or so years and has a good reputation among all of them.

So WTF is up with dentists these days? Is this all insurance related? I notice a lot of local dentists on my insurance use demandforce.com which appears to be a website that posts phony 5-star reviews. Makes trying to find a dentist even shadier.

Anyone else experience the same thing? I know I need dental insurance in case I need serious work done, but it sucks not being able to take advantage of it for basic care.
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:29 PM

I got in a full on argument with my last dentist. He's telling me I need all this work done.

I'm like, uh, I'll wait.

He got pissed.

I calmly bid him adieu.

I need a good dentist in n county.
Posted By: drainer

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:37 PM

Basically how it goes for me as well. All the sudden I have all this crap wrong with my teeth and a bunch of cavities. Several thousand dollars worth of work.
Posted By: mapache

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:41 PM

they are all full of poop.

if you ever needed major work, just take a trip to mexico. 10-25% of what it will cost you in the states, and they CAN do just as good work (so long as they studied at UNAM), and most likely more honest as well.
Posted By: bird.

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:42 PM

I'm glad I've got a dental PPO that I can use wherever I want. So many shitty dentists out there. I'd upgrade the policy if you can, mine was only a couple of bucks more per month than the HMO.
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:43 PM

I was thinking of doing this just for fun. Any one got any good TJ dentists?
Posted By: Mooobs

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:46 PM

Like anything else, finding a great dentist isn't easy. I drive an hour each way into the hood for mine but he is not only cheap - he has been able to fix the f-ups that other dentists caused me with unecessary work.

The majority of everyone out there is out to take your money these days from plumbers to electricians to HVAC guys, roofers, car repair, whatever, you name it. This is the culture we've created for ourselves.

I have been having other health issues and saw two very high-profile doctors at UCLA and Cedars - neither one was worth their salt once they figured out I wasn't dying. Without the potential malpractice claim hanging over their heads they were just interested in bringing in for as many appointments as I could handle to run up the tab. Little if anything substantive was ever done.
Posted By: drainer

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: bird.
So many shitty dentists out there.


But why is that?
Posted By: bird.

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: drainer
Originally Posted By: bird.
So many shitty dentists out there.


But why is that?


People see dental school as a get rich quick scheme? IDK.

I know some people who buy that "deep cleaning" BS hook line and sinker and think they're getting better care.
Posted By: greysuit

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:56 PM

The ones who come packed with employer health plans are the worst. They tried to sell me everything but the kitchen sink (maybe that was next). The last straw was when this dental scam..errr I mean office wanted $90/tooth to inject antiibiotic "treatment" deep in my gums. My previous provider was one of the be$t in town and never suggested I needed this treatment. I have plenty of dental crock stories but it's almost quittin' time.

dancing
Posted By: stu dog

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:56 PM

1-800 Dentists is actually a good resource to find a dentist. Used it and found a pretty good dentist close to me.
Posted By: wills120

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:58 PM

Had one in Florida that told me that I had a serious problem with my teeth and wanted to meet us later to discuss. My wife and I come into the office around 5:30 and there were candles, soft music playing, hors d'oeuvres, etc. Wanted to replace all all my front teeth with implants to the tune of $45K.

Also told me that if I don't, all my teeth would likely be falling out in the next 5 years or so. That was 10 years ago. Bunch of liars and thieves these clowns are.
Posted By: bird.

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 09:58 PM

erBB can be a good resource too haha. I know a good one in Marina Del Rey if anybody's interested.
Posted By: stu dog

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: bird.
erBB can be a good resource too haha. I know a good one in Marina Del Rey if anybody's interested.


got a recommendation in Brentwood/Westwood too
Posted By: casa_mugrienta

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: wills120

Also told me that if I don't, all my teeth would likely be falling out in the next 5 years or so. That was 10 years ago. Bunch of liars and thieves these clowns are.


My wife went through a similar experience. Idiot dentist told all her teeth were going to fall out and she needed to come back later in the day to talk about the work she would need to have done. It was her first experience with a dental scam, and she had many more over the next few months. Finally gave up and drove 90 miles for a cleaning by a dentist recommended by her sister.

You see a lot of so-called dentists advertising in the newspaper nowadays. They usually have coupons and stuff like that. A common trick they lure people in with is something like ***New Patient Special: $99 comprehensive exam and cleaning!***.
Then the patient arrives, they take xrays first, the dentist comes in and looks at the xrays and teeth. The dentist then tells the patient his/her teeth and gums are in bad shape and they need to make an appointment another day to come back for a deep clean. Then he walks them over to meet his scheduler, who uses high pressure sales tactics to sell them a bunch of crap they don't need. Even if the patient resists the sales tactics and decides not to return, the dentist still gets that $99 for services that were really never rendered in the first place.
Posted By: Coat Hanger

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:25 PM

Dentists get paid like 40 bucks from insurance for a regular cleaning.

Scaling and root planing is a necessary cleaning for people who have tarter built up below the gum line, which is usually accompanied by an infection. If you ever notice blood in your spit after brushing your teeth, chances are you have an infection below the gum line. It's not uncommon and is usually a result of not getting your teeth cleaned twice per year. Having untreated infections in bad for your heart, not to mention terrible for your teeth and breath.

If you have an HMO, good luck. Good dentists don't take HMO coverage. As for Mexico, you get what you pay for.
Posted By: Dudebro

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:38 PM

Know someone in downtown San Diego who is good. He is not cheap but he does quality work and I have never known him to offer unnecessary stuff. Does not hurt he is a good friend of mine. He surfs too if that means anything.

My wife who hates going to the dentist had a bunch of work done on her teeth around 8 to 10 years ago. Goes and does regular checkups now. She had very bad experiences when she was younger so it is a big deal for her to trust him.
Posted By: casa_mugrienta

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:42 PM

Originally Posted By: VonMeister

Scaling and root planing is a necessary cleaning for people who have tarter built up below the gum line, which is usually accompanied by an infection. If you ever notice blood in your spit after brushing your teeth, chances are you have an infection below the gum line. It's not uncommon and is usually a result of not getting your teeth cleaned twice per year. Having untreated infections in bad for your heart, not to mention terrible for your teeth and breath.


Please spare us. You are overplaying the risks.

- most people have gum disease
- as far as the heart thing, most people do not have or develop endocarditis despite their gum disease
- The American Heart Association has said antibiotics that they use for so called deep cleans probably don't make a difference either way, and only recommends them for high risk cardiac patients. They basically flat out said the risk for normal healthy people is nonexistent.

Not to mention all the infectious disease doctors I know have told me the risk of developing endocarditis from basic dental procedures such as cleanings is something like 0.0000000000000000000001%.

Scaling and root planing = deep clean. Some people (i.e. those with periodontal disease) need it. But many dentists are selling these things to every person who comes through the door, periodontal disease or not.


Posted By: _____

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/21/14 10:48 PM

This past summer my moron ex new dentist with the nice office and modern technology drilled a huge hole into the same tooth he did 2 weeks prior smokin . They mistakenly scheduled identical procedures for the same 3 teeth and also double-billed me a bunch of money. I had to question the assistant and the dentist three times before he finally checked his notes and sh1t himself with embarrassment while I was in the chair with a giant hole in the same tooth again. If I didn't catch the first tooth or did sleep dentistry nobody would have known (and he probably would have drilled 2 more of the same teeth smokin ). I wrote him a letter and he refunded everything I ever paid him plus the cost of a first visit with a new dentist. I'm looking for a new dentist too laugh
Posted By: Bonzer5Fin

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 12:01 AM

I know a great dentist in Oxnard who surfs.
PM me for info.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 12:05 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who felt this way.

I haven't been to the dentist in years
Posted By: bird.

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 12:44 AM

You should still go to the dentist... just find an honest one.
Posted By: Doppelgangster

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 12:54 AM

I have a great one I've been seeing for a long time in San Clemente. And his lobby is stocked with Surfer's Journals..
Posted By: McHatin

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 01:31 AM

I got screwed over a crown by my dentist. $1500 crown broke within a year. Supposedly I needed a couple more but no thanks
Posted By: Eunice

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 01:41 AM

My bitch dentist said I have periodontal disease and did the deep cleaning. Now I'm on perio maintenance which means they apply a fancy expensive rinse and measure my pockets. I only keep going because I'm too lazy to find another one and because I like the hygienist.
Posted By: CharmingSophisticate

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 01:56 AM

I'm seeing a trend on this thread, it's a preponderance of the personality type that seems to have problems with just about everything and everyone and constantly asks the question; "why is it so hard to find the (service of your choice)?

Has occurred to any of you chronic malcontents that maybe YOU'RE the fcuking problem?
Posted By: Steak

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 02:14 AM

The dental plan we have at work is pretty bare bones.

They have an annual cap for dental work that is above and beyond regular
cleanings. When you hit it, it's 100% out of your pocket.

I needed a root canal/crown done and the dentist I saw was recommended.
He did a good job but I knew afterwards I was pushing close to my annual cap.

He was bugging me about another tooth he wanted to do the same procedure on
and I told him flat out he could only do it if it was under my annual limit. He told
me, "No problem, my billing specialist says you're fine".

I got slapped with a $2000 bill. Goddamn liar.... fight
Posted By: drainer

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 02:27 AM

Originally Posted By: CharmingSophisticate
I'm seeing a trend on this thread, it's a preponderance of the personality type that seems to have problems with just about everything and everyone and constantly asks the question; "why is it so hard to find the (service of your choice)?

Has occurred to any of you chronic malcontents that maybe YOU'RE the fcuking problem?


If some bozo like yourself wants to be ripped off to the tune of thousands of dollars, or on the other hand have no clue what's going on inside your mouth, be my guest.

Anyhow, was just discussing this with a neighbor who works for the local school district. Said he purchased insurance through the district last year only to find out nobody in our area even accepted the insurance. Apparently the dentists weren't getting paid, so they dropped the company. Note he found this out after he ran into a door in the middle of the night and busted out his two front teeth. Crazy.
Posted By: Steak

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 02:30 AM

Originally Posted By: drainer
Originally Posted By: CharmingSophisticate
I'm seeing a trend on this thread, it's a preponderance of the personality type that seems to have problems with just about everything and everyone and constantly asks the question; "why is it so hard to find the (service of your choice)?

Has occurred to any of you chronic malcontents that maybe YOU'RE the fcuking problem?


If some bozo like yourself wants to be ripped off to the tune of thousands of dollars, or on the other hand have no clue what's going on inside your mouth, be my guest.

Anyhow, was just discussing this with a neighbor who works for the local school district. Said he purchased insurance through the district last year only to find out nobody in our area even accepted the insurance. Apparently the dentists weren't getting paid, so they dropped the company. Note he found this out after he ran into a door in the middle of the night and busted out his two front teeth. Crazy.


Usually the way these cheap dental plans operate.

They pay for the routine maintenance but if something happens like you crack
a tooth and need an emergency repair ASAP you're fooked.
Posted By: CharmingSophisticate

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 02:49 AM

Originally Posted By: drainer
Originally Posted By: CharmingSophisticate
I'm seeing a trend on this thread, it's a preponderance of the personality type that seems to have problems with just about everything and everyone and constantly asks the question; "why is it so hard to find the (service of your choice)?

Has occurred to any of you chronic malcontents that maybe YOU'RE the fcuking problem?


If some bozo like yourself wants to be ripped off to the tune of thousands of dollars, or on the other hand have no clue what's going on inside your mouth, be my guest.


I am apparently not as easily suckered as yourself and respectfully decline to be your guest.
Posted By: Steak

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 02:52 AM

I had a good dentist when I was growing up. That poor guy put up with
a lot of chit from me. I tried to bite him a couple of times, got my head slapped
up good for it.

He retired and out of all the vagaries of nature my older cousin bought
out his practice. First thing he wanted to do was to work on all of his relatives,
including me.

Wanted to replace all of the fillings in my cavities for starters because he knew my
folks had good insurance back in those days. He was milking all of his
relatives . No fvcking way.

To me, dental work is akin to the modern day version of torture. Shots in the mouth,
Then the high rpm screaming of the drill, the smell of burning tooth.

And then they hit a nerve.... bomb
Posted By: ElOgro

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:40 AM

Originally Posted By: VonMeister
Dentists get paid like 40 bucks from insurance for a regular cleaning.

Scaling and root planing is a necessary cleaning for people who have tarter built up below the gum line, which is usually accompanied by an infection. If you ever notice blood in your spit after brushing your teeth, chances are you have an infection below the gum line. It's not uncommon and is usually a result of not getting your teeth cleaned twice per year. Having untreated infections in bad for your heart, not to mention terrible for your teeth and breath.

If you have an HMO, good luck. Good dentists don't take HMO coverage. As for Mexico, you get what you pay for.



I disagree. My son in law and a cousin are both dentists here in Mexico, both oral surgeons, both eminently qualified by any standards. Both speak better English than the majority of posters here. Mapache is off a little, I'd say less than half the cost in the USA. We have a bunch of relatives up there that have insurance and still pay out of pocket here because the quality of service is superior. Anyone interested pm me.
Posted By: grapedrink

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:47 AM

Quote:
Both speak better English than the majority of posters here.


roflmao
Posted By: Emiti

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:53 AM

I've got a Korean DDS in No Hablo Ingles that I've been seeing since the 90s. Cash patient, I pay less than the co-pay for my Anthem PPO. Deep cleaning is only meant to be used for those that can not effectively floss. They basically scrape your gums away to expose more tooth. You can do yourself that over a week's time with proper flossing.
Posted By: PabloCruz

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 04:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Autoprax
I was thinking of doing this just for fun. Any one got any good TJ dentists?


Costa Rican dentists = fully legit and cheaper than states.
Posted By: HarryLopez

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 04:56 AM

I've fallen asleep at my dentists while he was taking out a molar. He had to wake me up so I could hold my head still.

I just tell him 'do I really need this?' to any extras he offers, and he is pretty straight forward.

Haven't woken up with my pants unbuttoned, so all seems good so far!
Posted By: shiver_me_timbers

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 08:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Bonzer5Fin
I know a great dentist in Oxnard who surfs.
PM me for info.


All of my doctors, dentists, chiros, etc, are surfers. Its just easier to communicate.

I went to an "upselling" dentist once. It was a horrible experience, like buying a used car from a New Jersey slickster. They would suggest a whole line of unnecessary treatments, then when I wasn't ready to sign off, they would leave me in the chair for 20 minutes to think about it. This happened 2 or 3 times in one visit. I finally got up and left, told them to go fvck themselves. That was in Hillcrest/Bankers Hill area of SD.
Posted By: Emiti

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: HarryLopez

Haven't woken up with my pants unbuttoned, so all seems good so far!

That's a horrible dentist! My dentist nearly straddles my armrest. Fun times.

Btw, if you are unable to speak after dental work because your DDS numbed up your entire flipping face, he's doing it wrong! My dentist knows exactly which nerve affects which tooth and I never leave with clown mouth. Korean. Find one.
Posted By: everysurfr

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:21 PM

I saw a copy of The Profitable Dentist magazine in my old dentists office once. A magazine of all the tricks.








Sealants? I had no cavities and they sold me on sealants. The sealants cracked, and trapped stuff under it, that would have normally been brushed off. Instant cavity.

It's all about buying that second vacation home and new car for them.
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:26 PM

My ex dentist was really good looking woman but she was crazy. Last time I saw her she said she wanted to see nude pictures of me.

When attractive woman says this to you, your [censored] says, GET THE PICTURES! OH MY GOD! I CAN GET YOU THOSE PICTURES. JUST WAIT HERE!

But another voice in my head said, your attractive dentist is crazy. She is baiting you to see what you will do. So I managed to keep it together.

Then she just sold the practice shortly after and had a baby.

And I ended up with the dentist who I got in a spat in the office. And that is how I came to be a dentist orphan.

I don't know why people are so down on Mexican drs.

Mexico has classy mexicans along with poor.

One of the unexpected pleasures of surfing latin america was breifly interacting with latin aristocracy during my travels.

I always felt like a North American clown sent to entertain them.
Posted By: ElOgro

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Emiti
Originally Posted By: HarryLopez

Haven't woken up with my pants unbuttoned, so all seems good so far!

That's a horrible dentist! My dentist nearly straddles my armrest. Fun times.

Btw, if you are unable to speak after dental work because your DDS numbed up your entire flipping face, he's doing it wrong! My dentist knows exactly which nerve affects which tooth and I never leave with clown mouth. Korean. Find one.


I'm pretty numb before I get to the dentist, then straight on to the fentanyl drip. Count backwards from 10 ... I made it all the way to 7 once.
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 03:35 PM

Ca dentiste don't like to drug you up any more either. I always say I need gas and they say no you don't.

I would rather have stuff stuck up my butt than my mouth.

I always feel like a rape victim after the dentist.
Posted By: john4surf

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 04:36 PM

We were struggling with $ in the early 70's after I left the army. Friend recommended a dentist in TJ because of the expensive (to us) dental procedure she needed. She had the procedure done, had a gold crown installed after return visit. Saved quite a bit of money although we were a little nervous at the time. The crown is still in place about 40 years later. cheers
Posted By: estellkp

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/22/14 10:44 PM

Originally Posted By: bird.
Originally Posted By: drainer
Originally Posted By: bird.
So many shitty dentists out there.


But why is that?


People see dental school as a get rich quick scheme? IDK.

I know some people who buy that "deep cleaning" BS hook line and sinker and think they're getting better care.


4 arduous years postgrad at a price tag of 250 - 400K = never being rich. Forget about quickly.

The bottom line for most of dentistry is also significantly lower than one might expect.
Posted By: Emiti

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/23/14 12:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Autoprax
Ca dentiste don't like to drug you up any more either. I always say I need gas and they say no you don't.

I would rather have stuff stuck up my butt than my mouth.

I always feel like a rape victim after the dentist.


Again. You're seeing the wrong dentist! Come to NoHabloIngles, I'll get you hooked up. You speak Korean right?
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/23/14 02:22 PM

Na-ga!
Posted By: Someone

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/23/14 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: estellkp
Originally Posted By: bird.
Originally Posted By: drainer
Originally Posted By: bird.
So many shitty dentists out there.


But why is that?


People see dental school as a get rich quick scheme? IDK.

I know some people who buy that "deep cleaning" BS hook line and sinker and think they're getting better care.


4 arduous years postgrad at a price tag of 250 - 400K = never being rich. Forget about quickly.

The bottom line for most of dentistry is also significantly lower than one might expect.


Dentist is the third best job in the U.S., according to http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs
Posted By: surfer57

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/23/14 08:55 PM

Guess I'm lucky to have a good dentist. Also happens to be my best friends dad and basically my second father growing up.

He's a good dentist and good guy over all. Works in Trenton and takes care of a lot of low income people, makes sure they get what they need done despite not having the money at times. Barters, payment plans, or just outright for free. Also travels to Ukraine every couple years and does work while there in his family's small village.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/23/14 10:00 PM

having a good dentist is tantamount to having a good barber.

once you find them, you don't leave them.

this reminds me, I need to give Vera a call for my bi-annual.

PS. does anyone here grind their teeth at night? I think I need to start wearing a guard...
Posted By: Malarcus

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 02:21 PM

As a matter of fact, finding a dentist who is not a shyster is quite simple because "shyster" is a term used for a crooked or hackish lawyer.

#pedantsarepeopletoo
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Malarcus
As a matter of fact, finding a dentist who is not a shyster is quite simple because "shyster" is a term used for a crooked or hackish lawyer.

#pedantsarepeopletoo

Then instead of "shyster" use "shylock"
Posted By: Malarcus

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 02:51 PM

A shylock is a loan shark.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 02:53 PM

Or a Heeb
Posted By: Malarcus

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 03:37 PM

Yes, you can certainly ask why it is so hard to find a dentist who isn't a "Heeb", but you should definitely make sure you know your audience first.
Posted By: Mr Doof

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/24/14 11:53 PM

Quote:
4 arduous years postgrad at a price tag of 250 - 400K = never being rich. Forget about quickly.

The bottom line for most of dentistry is also significantly lower than one might expect.


I think that line of reasoning scales for most jobs.

Oh, my dentist story: Brush, floss, rinse if you can't brush, cut out the sugary goop and you won't have as much to worry about when it comes to finding a dentist you think you can trust.

My better dentist story involves a woman from the Philippines with small hands and a cloying scent like a spicy clove/cinnamon plumeria, the derogatory manner in which she treated her Russian born/raised hygenist, the portly receptionist who would mispronounce my name and never failed to call me two weeks and then one week before the appointment, gold at $400 an ounce, and your humble narrator in need of a cracked tooth/filling repair.
Posted By: Autoprax

Re: Why is it so hard to find a dentist who isn't a shyster??? - 02/25/14 05:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Malarcus
Yes, you can certainly ask why it is so hard to find a dentist who isn't a "Heeb", but you should definitely make sure you know your audience first.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzw1_2b-I7A
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