I love my job as a dentist. I love the fact that on a daily basis I have the ability to change someone’s life and health for the better. So when I read that the U.S. News & World Report determined the dental profession as “the best job” of 2013, I had to agree.
If the eyes and the smile are the window to the soul, then the mouth is a window to a person’s health. By examining a person’s mouth, I can get an accurate picture of a patient’s general medical health status, diagnose and treat a patient with gingivitis before it escalates into a gum disease that causes tooth loss, recommend tooth implants as an alternative to dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth, transform an unsightly smile into a thing of beauty and and detect oral cancer in its beginning stages before it gets too dangerous.
There aren’t many professions where you can be both an advocate for better public health and assist individual patients with their dental needs. I feel like both Superman and a soldier at the same time. It has been my experience that by providing my patients with a better quality of care I can create for them a better quality of life.
By all accounts, the profession seems to be growing and I attribute that to two factors: the growing evidence that the prevention of many diseases such as hypertension, stroke and heart disease can start with a thorough dental examination, and an overall improvement in the public’s education about the importance of good dental health. The more we inform the general public about the advantages and the benefits of regular dental visits, the better positioned we become as advocates and as professionals that can literally change people’s lives for the better . Call us at Mark W Langberg, DDS, MAGD, PC at 248-356-8790 and discover how we can help make a difference in your life!
Until next time.
Dr. Mark W. Langberg, DDS, MAGD
26206 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 303
Southfield, MI 48034