This book is designed, to provide you, the patient, with the right information so you know the right questions to ask at the dentist. It is with the intention of imparting information to the public—the kind of information that up till now has been held hostage within the dental profession—so that even before the dental visit eventually occurs, you, the patient, will have an idea of what will probably happen at that visit. The book will also be useful to the dental student and new dentists who will find that there are certain things they will not learn from dental school. A lot of these things that come only with practice and experience will be presented here.
It has been written as a quick read and in a simplified language so everyone will understand. Wherever necessary, each technical term has been explained (in parentheses) so you don’t have to stop and search for the meaning.