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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if dentists want kids to get cavities so they would have a lot of fillings to do, thus making a lot of money?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You got it all wrong: Dentistry, as a profession, has tried just about everything to prevent decay in all patients, especially children . Fluoridation, specialized toothpastes ; mouthwashes, and public education all have brought down the incidence of decay over the last 50 years. There is more than enough dentistry to do on adults who ignore their health to keep every dentist busy for a very long time. Think about it.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
I concur with Dr Davantzis answer. As a profession Dentist's have worked assiduously to eradicate all forms of dental disease. I totally reject the questioner's specious and insulting hypothesis.
Dec 15, 2013

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