2016 – ACOLADE Newsletter
I received a notice from my local health system with the heading “be kind.” Scripps Health in San Diego County is concerned that patients “be kind, be patient, be understanding.”
Do masks keep us apart or allow us to be together? I never thought, in all my years of wearing masks as a dentist, that a mask made a political statement. I knew about anti-vaxxers, but I’d never heard of anti-maskers.
We want personalized medicine,
but pain patients are supposed to be
treated the same, with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Dentists are discouraged from prescribing opiates.