The printed word is so easy to misinterpret.....first off Rhoda, I was agreeing with you about the importance of dentistry. Not sure why you would think I would think dentistry and teeth are optional extras.
Second, Sue Bell, I was speaking 'globally' not about individual dentists in their specific practices. Your list of expenses, dreadfully expensive equipment and materials etc proves the point I was very quickly trying to make. Obviously very inadequately. I am aware, however, of the relative costs of running a dental practice.
What I keep looking for, but don't seem to see in dentistry, are people who think outside the box. The equipment and materials appear to get ever more sophisticated, while the waiting rooms that used to be full are getting emptier and emptier. Are there people working on unusual ways to come up with equipment and materials that would provide cheaper basic dentistry, that can be delivered in an efficient, timely way, so that the growing number of people in our population who can no longer afford dentistry at all, can access it? Is it regulatory that dentists rooms must occupy permanent premises? Could they operate from a pop up shop front or pop up truck? If Fred Hollows had been a dentist, how would he have approached basic dentistry, they way he approached curing blindness?
By the way, Sue, the 1st time I came across the concept of dentistry, as a whole in Australia, becoming too sophisticated and pricing itself out of it's own market, it came from a dentist. - Gracie123
Glad you have an us Dianna. - ro.watson
I few hours ago, as a W.A resident, I was thrilled to get a recorded message from Tania P., deputy leader of the Opposition. Main thrust of her message was~ what are the Liberals hiding from us voters eg paying for visits to the doctor, and the report of the Commission of audit. - ro.watson
sex is like religion...there are the chest thumping believers, the quiet heartfelt private believers....and then there are atheists. then there are the people who wouldn't even use a four letter word..let alone discuss it and on the other hand us that dine out on it, cherishing the nuance and humour. Learning from healthy uncensored discussion. There is no right or wrong...only thinking that makes it so. - Dianna
I grew up in an angry family and am now pretty angry a lot of the time, so I already know what a video of me, captured at just about any day of the week, would look like: a teenager having a tantrum! Hopefully this realisation will be enough to help me pull my head in, without having to actually see what I look like. And I agree that there is way too much anger in the world. But having said all that, I think we still need to recognise that there must have been some kind of biological imperative for this emotion, otherwise why would we have it? - mj
This article really resonates with me. I very rarely have felt real anger because I try to see the other persons point of view, and their absolute right to hold their own beliefs and opinions. If this makes me sound too sickly-sweet to be true, let me assure you that this philosophy has allowed me to be a pretty contented individual who enjoys life and the people around me. - Jenny
Gough Whitlam, Paul Keating and Bob Menzies would have done well. Of the non-PMs, I think Fred Daley and Jim Killen would have been excellent. - Iain Macpherson
Many beautiful dresses,many beautiful souls,faces with or without the face lift, WHO cares!! Matthew MacConaughey is the man u rest your eyes on, oh and that ass(magic Mike) ;-) - Tone May
This was the topic of this week's Insight program on SBS
They had a list of things you should & shouldn't do.
eg Not go back on field, Not play for 7 days, etc - janes
You put that very well, Chris.
'at the economy's convenience'
And how true is that! - RhodaD