dentists & firm boundaries
I asked my dentist: Why haven’t hospitals internalized dental surgeons? Don’t hospitalized patients need care? Inititally, she said that dentists need certain equipment. You can’t do dental work in a hospital bed. But, then, I said, “Can’t the hospital just have a wing for oral surgey?” She then went cultural and claimed that dentists had a strong preference for small group practice. Is that a correct answer?