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Nothin' Personal Doc, But I Hate Dentists!

About the Author
Dr. Mac Lee is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. As a third generation dentist, he followed in the professional footsteps of his father and grandfather, practicing at the Lee Dental Clinic-in the same rural Texas town since 1910. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association. He has more than fifteen years experience teaching communication skills to thousands of dentists and dental teams across America, Canada...
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Avg. Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Tells it like it should be...., October 7, 2002

  Reviewer: Gerilyn Alfe-Deveaux, DMD from Kennebunkport, ME

As a general dentist, I see many of my new patients struggling with the issues that are covered in "Nothin' Personal Doc, But I Hate Dentists!" Mac and Joleen have many combined years of experience in the dental field and they have taken this expertise and transformed it into "English" for the patient to be able to understand easily, instead of "Dental-ese" which we are often guilty of using when speaking to our patients.

This book allows patients to make informed choices and to give them an idea as to what they should ask their dentist during the visit. A well-educated, talented and confident dentist welcomes any patient questions. We know that the better informed our patients are, the better choices they can make for themselves regarding their dental health.

This book is a milestone in bridging the gap between dentists and their patients. I give it to all my new patients and encourage them to spread the word to everyone they know. Mac and Joleen have helped not only the general public, but also the dental community with the publication of their informative book. I recommend it for anyone who has a dental visit coming up, or if you are looking for a new dentist! (which, together, SHOULD make up 100% of the population)

5 out of 5 stars I'm recommending this book for all my patients, August 29, 2000

  Reviewer: Catherine J Mincy from Booneville, Mississippi United States

I am a dentist and believe that this book has useful information for anyone interested in restoring and preserving their dental health. This book is aimed at the person who is apprehensive about going to the dentist. Based on the premise that most fear is of the unknown, Dr. Mac Lee, Joleen Jackson and Vicki Audette have written this book with the aim of demystifying dentistry.

Speaking personally, I know that sometimes I struggle to explain things that to me make perfect sense in a nontechnical, nonthreatening manner. This book does that.

It starts by discussing common reasons people are afraid to go to the dentist and tries to help get you past those fears. Whether you are afraid it'll hurt, or your embarassed for us to see your teeth, Dr. Lee gives tips on how to get past these feelings so that you can get the dental care you need.

The book goes on to describe various dental procedures, what is involved in them, and questions you should ask. I especially like the section on children's dental needs. It covers every age range and answers common questions about subjects such as baby teeth, braces, and broken teeth.

I can't tell you how strongly I feel that this is a great book for any dental consumer. I am ordering copies for several of my patients as well as copies to donate to our local library.

5 out of 5 stars GREAT WORK, June 10, 2000

  Reviewer: Mrs. Moriz from Texas

Being a new mother i was exicited to find information in the section "From Womb to Wisdom." It is going to be an excellent guide line in my new childs dental health. Every parent should own this book for the important dental needs that every child most desperatly needs. Thank you authors such needed informaiton!

5 out of 5 stars breathless - but thanks to the book - not toothless, April 20, 2000

  Reviewer: John S. from Langford, Tx

I have never been so excited to read more about my teeth! There are questions that this book answers that I would be affraid to ask my dentist. Nice overall design. Good flow of chapters. The graphics make it easier to understand what the text is refering to. I would reccomend it to anyone.