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"Multi-tasking" has become a way of life for many busy people. While sometimes you just have to sit back and let someone else do all the work-it's just not that easy for some.
The Chicago Dental Society queried more than 300 members to find out some wacky, unusual, and just plain distracting behaviors they've encountered while patients are in their chair.Give your dentist a break and avoid these activities if possible.5) Public displays of affection. Your breath may be minty fresh after a cleaning, but don't test it on your significant other until after you leave the dental office.4) Playing games on your handheld. A few dentists reported getting knocked upside the head during an exam while their patients tried to continue playing their games at arms-length. Really, Tetris can wait.3) Reading a book or magazine while the dentist is trying to perform an exam. You'll have to relinquish that People magazine or John Grisham novel so your dentist can get a look at your teeth.2)Grooming. The light in the dental chair might be just right for touching up makeup or-heaven help us-plucking your eyebrows, but dentists really would prefer you save those activities for the bathroom.And the most annoying thing patients do while in the dentists' chair?
Answering their cell phone!The survey was conducted for the Chicago Dental Society's 144th annual Midwinter Meeting, which will bring more than 30,000 dental professionals to Chicago this February. The Midwinter Meeting is a forum for dentists to learn about new products, technologies, and methods.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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