How to tell whether your dentist is a real dentist
Dr James Smith is an American dentist who has become a pop culture sensation thanks to his controversial views on the role of religion in modern life.
He’s now a member of the Royal Society of dentists and a member on the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Social Workers.
He is also the author of The Truth About Dentistry.
His new book, The Truth about Dentistry, tells the story of the dentist in your life, from the time you first learned about him until now.
In this episode, we hear how Dr Smith started his career in dentistry, what he thinks about his future as a doctor, and why he believes in evolution.
Let’s start with his career.
What was your earliest memory about dentistry?
I think my earliest memory is probably that I was a young child, and my father used to take me to the dentist.
So I was very, very young.
But my father would go out in the street, and we’d come home, and the dentist would come out of the back of the car.
And I’d be like, “Oh my God, I’ve never seen that before!”
And I was just mesmerised by the idea that there’s a real man in that car.
So that’s where I got my first experience of dentistry.
What’s your favorite part of working in dentition?
I love working in the office, which is my favorite part, because the whole thing is a collaboration between the people who are there.
And when I do a presentation, the whole presentation is written up by a team.
So there’s very clear communication between the person who’s going to present the presentation and the people around him or her, and it’s always a collaboration.
What are some of the biggest challenges you have in working in dental practice?
One of the most challenging challenges that we face is our clientele.
There are a lot of people who want to have a good experience with a dentist.
But I’ve seen the people at the dentist’s office, they’re very professional, and they’re really, really happy to talk to you.
But the real challenge is that we don’t have enough teeth in the country to meet our needs.
And so we have to go and find people who can do dental work for us.
And that takes time.
And sometimes we’ll even go out to the countryside, because there are more people willing to pay for it, so that’s the other challenge that we have.
What do you think about the idea of evolution in dentology?
Evolution is a really exciting concept, but I think we need to keep in mind that it’s not the only explanation for the history of the human species.
And we’ve got to look at everything that’s been going on over the last five million years in order to understand our present-day history.
And to see if there’s any evidence that there has been any kind of evolutionary change, that we’re really evolving, is really interesting.
Do you believe in evolution?
I believe in the fact that the human body evolved from an ape, and that the body can now produce the genes necessary to survive in a changing climate.
So when I see a dentist, I think, “Wow, this is really a nice man who’s got a very strong sense of fairness and fairness about his profession.”
And I see that in him, so I think that’s a pretty fair thing.
But at the same time, if he says to me, “I’d like to see a photo of you with your new toothbrush”, I think it’s really important to show respect.
But that’s not what I’m saying.
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t do research into the topic, but we shouldn’s.
I want people to have confidence that they can do the right thing, and I think they need to do that research.
Why do you believe that?
Because if you’re in a position of power, it’s a lot easier to say things that are wrong.
And the things that I’ve been saying have been completely wrong.
So, for instance, I was talking to a colleague recently, and he was like, [he laughs] “I don’t know why I said that!”
And he had never had a tooth pulled, and yet he was saying, “Why didn’t you ask the dentist about that?
He said that you were a fraud!”
And then I was like: [laughs] “That’s so wrong!”
It was just a matter of him being so rude to me that I went off and did my own research and found out the truth about it.
So the bottom line is that I think evolution is just a natural part of life.
Do dentists have to be religion-free?
We can’t be the only ones that don’t believe in it.
We also have to recognise that people have to make decisions on their own.
And people have a choice in the way that they