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Letters: DIY dentistry

September 03, 2018

Regarding do-it-yourself dentistry ("ADA Launches Public Awareness Campaign Discouraging DIY Dentistry," Aug. 20 ADA News), the ADA would do well to publicize some of the more famous quotations on the subject, such as:

"The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient," William Osler, famous physician of the 19th century and founding professor of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client," a well-known proverb among lawyers.

"He who has himself for a doctor, has a fool for a patient," All of which can be applied to DIY dentistry.

Gregory Belok, D.D.S.
New York City