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STUDY: 3 out of 5 Dentists Cannot Spell Hygienist

Jun 4, 2015 at 1:31 pm |
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Three dentists who are surprised

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Let’s face it, most dentist chose their occupation because grammar wasn’t their strong point — and because they also didn’t get into medical school.

So what can you do if you still want to be called Doctor and inflict pain? Dentistry is the way to go.

After getting my teeth poked and prodded for several minutes, I asked five dentists how to spell “Hygienist.” Three of them failed to spell it correctly, then immediately began to up-sell me on getting braces, fluoride rinse, and teeth whitening. The two dentists who spelled it correctly both admitted they were also dating hygienists and had to spell the word several times for some prenuptial paperwork.

Two of them got it right, though. It’s harder than it looks

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