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As early as 3000 BC, men have dabbled in dentistry to take care of dental problems they have encountered. The excruciating pain that is associated with cavities and rotting teeth must have prompted them to discover ways to relieve their agonizing and unbearable discomfort. Thus the emergence of early �dentists� must be because of the painful symptoms.

Much evidence point out, like from uncovered relics, artifacts and mummies, some forms of dental surgery or dental prosthetics. From the ancient Egyptians to the Greco-Romans to early Chinese civilizations, dentists have existed to aid the people with their teeth problems.

Dentists have always been associated with pain. No trip to the dentist has ever been a welcome journey. Many people, mostly children, see the voyage to a dentist appointment as a form of torture. The mere sound of the dentist�s drill sends shivers up everybody�s spine and causes a form of an anxiety attack (for some though).

Even with the development of many scientific technologies in dental practice, such as better pain relievers, anesthetics, modern equipment and painless procedures. In any case, dentists have had a bad reputation which is probably uncalled for.

Learning and knowing more about dentists would make them look less menacing and more interesting. Dentists are here to help us, because having good, strong and healthy teeth not only makes us look better but also spares us from the agony of having to endure the unbearable pain of having cavities.

Here are 10 things you didn�t know about dentists. Some facts show the polls done on their perception and satisfaction of their dentists while some are fun facts that may help you see a different side of dentists.

While dentists have been uncommonly regarded as fear factors here are some facts that prove otherwise:

According to a poll done in 1997 by the Gallup poll, dentists received high marks in being the most trusted profession in the United States of America placing fifth in the overall ranking.

Dentists also get high grades from another Gallup poll done recently in being the line of work that has high degree in interpersonal skills and delivery of quality care (remember the lollipops?).

A high 92% of those polled said that they would recommend them to everyone as stated in another Gallup poll.

Another survey shows that 83% of American adults are very satisfied with the services they get from their dentists. This survey was done by Louis Harris and Associates in an effort to study the American peoples attitude towards dentists.

�. And, dentists have a big rating, 61%, in the ethics poll for honesty and trustworthiness.

For some fun facts about dentists�.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist. Hhhmmmm� makes you a wonder a whole lot about the Dentist�s Chair don�t it?

William F. Semple, a dentist from Mount Vernon, OH. was issued the first patent in 1869 for chewing gum.

In the old days when dentures weren�t invented yet, dentists would do a quick surgery in implanting teeth in the mouth of a person. The teeth came from dead people!

Aztec dentists would mix iron fillings, water and navel lint bake and insert it in the cavities to seal it. Not only was relief reported but a development of the sense of direction of a person was felt.

So if you think about it, after reading this and finding out how many generations have already sought people to take care of their teeth problems, dentists might just have the oldest profession in the whole world. What do you think?


Dave, 25, seemed to be on the top of the world. After four years and four jobs, he feels unappreciated. He thinks his boss is not exactly an admirable leader. He's having a hard time working side-by-side with his associates, which he finds exemplifying poor attitude and work ethics. He knows he can do better than most, he can think out of the box, but the management treats him just like any faceless statistic in their payroll.

For months, he felt like a robot showing up for work. He had bouts of depression every now and then. He was desperate and can't seem to get out in the account of a pregnant wife. Still he dreams that there is a perfect job for him out there.

There are lot of people like Dave unhappily stuck with their jobs. Being unsatisfied with work is one of the primary causes of stress and anxiety. After all, for others, work is the place where they can be fulfilled financially and professionally. However, if that job does not provide these basic needs, they bury themselves in other things like being with their families and close friends or taking up a hobby. For some, drastic measures come in the form of alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, and even taking illicit drugs.

It's not easy as it may seem

You do have the power be successful and prosper in your career. All you have to do is just bring back the passion that you have lost along the way. Passion is always there but because of your expectations, it is buried somewhere layers upon layers of doubts and fears that is preventing in unleashing your potential. Fears like being criticized, being unloved, poor health, old age, getting poor etc...

Take it slowly and start to unearth your passion. Sometimes, we need to realize that we can overcome this and lead to more satisfying job or career. It would help before you make any move like Dave that you write it down what you really wanted and from there you can have the courage to go find a new job. But don't just simply hop on the next available job offer or vacancy. It might turn out to be a mismatch and you just wasted your time.

You can make the change

So you're current job is not all bed and roses. But you do have a choice. You know deep down you can choose your boss, position and salary. You have the power to create the life you wanted if you take control. With knowing how to get what you want, and getting what you really long for, then you can deal better with stress...and stress management will be a lot easier. One thing you must also remember that if you're thinking of transferring jobs or changing a career, there is no such thing as a perfect setting. But when you find a work that you really love to do, everything can fall into places.

Read good books

Reading leadership, self-help and inspirational books will help you overcome feelings of negativity and cope up with your present situation. As getting enough knowledge will be beneficial for you to grow personally and be a success in your business and in work. Stay focus and keep in touch with your networks as they can also aid you on getting a better job. Know your passion----your real passion that will truly make you happy and from follows.