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November is here, and bringing along with it is the popular global trend of No Shave November! For those unaware, fun aside, the goal of No Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention and aid those fighting the battle.

At DentalReach, we have started the trend of

No Shame November

on similar lines.

The goal of No Shame November is to grow our comfort within dentistry by embracing the unconventional, awkward and embarrassing issues, questions and topics of our field – simply by addressing and discussing them!

As dental professionals, we often encounter situations that may make us feel uncomfortable or even embarrassed. However, it’s important to remember that these questions are a normal part of our practice and should be addressed with professionalism and empathy.

In this blog post, we will discuss six different topics related to dentistry in India and provide insights into how to handle them effectively. So let’s dive right in!

1. Revitalizing the field of dentistry in India

The field of dentistry has evolved significantly over the years, but it has come to a point where it is in need of a serious resuscitation. In this section, we will explore some innovative ideas and strategies to revitalize the field and provide better oral healthcare services to our patients.

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2. Post graduation: a necessity in dentistry?

After completing their dental education, many students face the dilemma of whether pursuing post-graduation is necessary for their career growth. We will delve into this topic of the age old battle of BDS vs MDS in an unbiased, logical manner.

3. Digital vs Physical Marketing: What works where?

With the rise of digital marketing, traditional physical marketing methods may seem outdated. However, both approaches have their own advantages depending on the target audience and goals. We will compare these two marketing strategies and help you determine which one suits your dental practice best.

4. Say yes to IDA Abhaya or Women Specific Dentistry!

Women play a crucial role in dentistry, yet they face unique challenges within the profession. Team DR explores Abhaya – an initiative by Indian Dental Association and Group Pharma – imploring women patients to not feel shameful about their oral health and transforming their life by changing their smile!

5. Settling in India Vs Abroad: 10 Factors to consider as a Dentist

For dentists contemplating whether to settle in India or explore opportunities abroad, it can be a tough decision. The question of where to settle is an unsettling one!In this section, we will discuss ten essential factors that dentists should consider when making this life-changing choice.

6. Patient Anxieties: Dentistry’s Elephant in the Room

Dental anxiety is a common issue faced by many patients, and it can significantly impact their oral health and overall well-being, but is still an ignored issue by many dentists. We will address the elephant in the room and provide tips on how dental professionals can create a comfortable and anxiety-free environment for their patients.

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Embrace awkwardness with No Shame November

As dental professionals, it’s our responsibility to tackle these awkward questions head-on and provide valuable insights to our patients and colleagues. By addressing these topics with empathy, professionalism, and knowledge, we can contribute to the growth of dentistry in India while ensuring excellent patient care.

Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts where we delve deeper into each topic mentioned above. Together, let’s break the barriers and create a more informed and inclusive dental community!

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  • Dr Nupur Shrirao is a consultant prosthodontist and a grammar Nazi! Besides dentistry, she enjoys giving stage performances and radio jockeying with All India Radio.

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Dr Nupur Shrirao is a consultant prosthodontist and a grammar Nazi! Besides dentistry, she enjoys giving stage performances and radio jockeying with All India Radio.

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