In all the years of being a Dental Hygienist, there were three occasions when I had no answer. The patient had redness, swelling and tenderness around a new crown the new associate dentist has just put in. Her overall tissue had improved 100%. Normal recall for her was 6 months, but she was still on a 3 month recall when she came in with this one tooth around it irritated. I really like the Dentist, and his new associate. The new associate and I had made no plans or discussed what would happen in the event I found, what appeared to be an “Iatrogenic” case. The words means “I began it”. . .something the dentist did or the dental hygienist did, has caused the problem for the patient.
The last case I ran into in another office, was something that could become a malpractice situation. He was a new patient who had been given an expensive diagnosis, then turned over to me, to do the first cleaning. I had never seen a mouth in this kind of condition, with not only calculus around so many teeth, but also many were mobile…the disease had carried it destruction of the bone, so many were loose. The Dentist had ignored the very foundation of the teeth, yet proposed an expensive plan to the patient, without warning him, these particular teeth, might have to be extracted, due to the infection around them, that had destroyed the bone. I resigned. I could not be a part of what I would call malpractice. I had worked with my husband for 14 years, and no dentistry was done before we had the proper care of the bone, the cornerstone for building and restoring the teeth. What good would it do to put a huge amount of money into teeth that are lose, due to bone disease, and the teeth would have to be extracted. I had to excuse myself from his office, I quit.
The second case was irregular, and also with a new dentist I was working for, because the infection around the tooth, was nowhere else, but around the tooth the dentist had crowned.
I had an idea, from a precious occasion, that this new associate was going to “blame” the patient . . .for not doing her part in flossing and brushing. She was on a three month recall for me to clean her teeth. It was not necessary for the dentist to check for cavities until the next appointment.
But the patient felt my anxiety and called back and said, “The dentist had not examined her teeth.” Instead of the new dentist, inviting her back for an examination . . .he blamed me for not calling him in on an exam. . .I thought, “it would be better for him to blame me” than for him to blame the patient.
My inability to openly “discuss” the problem I faced in diagnosing an infection around the dentistry he did, would cause me to turn his patients over to our other dental hygienist.
My problem, began with a Mother, who would “discuss” her plan for building our new house, as we ate in our new house, while Daddy had suggested a plan, to move closer to his work in Denver, at the Denver Post.
Mom wanted him to know, her plan was superior to his. Daddy had found a five story old mansion downtown, loaded with furniture, but Mom didn’t see the JOY of cleaning it. Mom’s plan was to be in one of he new sections of Denver to the South with a new Junior/Senior Highschool, where we could all go to school at Thomas Jefferson, in South Denver.
In time, the Old Mansion sold for $20,000, which was the same price they paid for the new house in the newer Southern Hills area south of town. But, the antique furniture was auctioned off for $20,000.00. “That night when Daddy presented his case for the Old Mansion, Mother shut up. But I had left the supper table in tears, THE DISCUSSION, had ended and PEACE was quietly RESTORED. (Daddy’s solution was superior when it came to money, he had won. But Mother’s solution ended with her selling our house, after auctioning off the furniture and she made $20,000, but the real winner, was Mom. When she sold the house for $350,000.00 and drove off into the sunset, to move to California where we had all settled, she pulled up stakes, and bought a nice little house near us. I think MOM won, in the end. I will have to joke with my dad about that when we get to Heaven. lol)
Yet, Mother’s solution was built on the current situation in Denver in integrating “blacks”. . .and Cindy the youngest had spent one year in a Junior High, with the fear and anticipation of fear going to school. Mom wanted her to go into the new Junior/High School, with a larger variety of new kids, without gangs.
Years later, both my sisters and I had taken meds and counseling because we had not learned the fine art of “discussion” and finding “ways” to navigate in a crisis….because NOW, the HOPE IS ALWAYS…we will find a solution. . .An unresolved problem is worse than facing the fact, we can resolve this misunderstanding. A resolution brings HOPE, and even promotes a future of finding solutions, rather than awkward silence.
And for me there is no better SOLUTION, than finding an all loving, caring, MEEK SAVIOUR, who died, came alive and took his flight to heaven, telling his disciples to GO and make more disciples, Who worked with his disciples, showing them like a father, like a parent, how to love people, as they are, and in the end, the friendship is saved.
Friendship is the goal. To show our patients and friends that we care, and take responsibility for our work. But we do not pass the buck when it comes to finding a solution, and if our office could not find HOPE for their problem, we knew of specialists WHO could. . . AND we could and can refer you to all caring, all loving and all understanding Father, WHO can send us HIS HOLY SPIRIT, WHO can send us HIS ANGELS, WHO can send us FRIENDS WHO are patient and UNDERSTANDING. Yes, we can expect MIRACLES…and provide NEW PLANS…NEW innovation’s.
WHO? Who has your Heavenly Father sent to YOU? Has your life improved with Love, Joy and Peace? Then you know WHO is behind the healing of your heart, body mind and soul.
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I can speak from experience about the fun of doing Bible Studies with new folks, who are now OLD FRIENDS. The first time I sent a Bible Study to my boyfriend at Kearny State Teachers College, now part of the University of Nebraska, at Kearny, he ended up becoming a teacher of the Bible, and with is wife, also a teacher, The Harlans’ retired after dedicating their lives to help children know they have a FRIEND IN HIGH PLACES.
I too wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to help students find a friend in Jesus. I even dropped out of dental hygiene, and applied at another college to finish my Education degree. While in the Administration Office, a student I knew, came down the stairs with his brief case. Rog seemed to think, it would take more time to finish Education, that continue two years and finish Dental Hygiene. I could always go back and finish my EDUCATION major, which I did begin, later on in life.
He thought we should take a ride, to Palm Springs and have a date shake…they make them there. His concern for my future, seemed to be connected with his. Rather than go into the field I preferred, I continued in Dental Hygiene and became his partner, wife, bookkeeper and office manager. My years of working in other offices made me aware of what “we” would want in a new building for ourselves. GOD moves in wonderous ways.
Who would think, I would write a book, then another, than another, and now the revised edition is being printed of THE RED HORSE, War Against God’s Government. Where the final chapters of Revelation 11 take two witnesses to Heaven. Here it is, April 30, 2021 at 7:43 A.M.
P.S. Someone, probably me, took out the pages of Sons and Daughters of God for April 28, 29, and 30. That is why you are hearing some new ideas, from me.
I remember sending those pages to someone. . . .but the text I sent was this. . . .
Isa_32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
And I found another that works for me too!
Jer_51:10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.