Defensive Dentistry Here to Stay?

As a former professional tennis player (I wasn`t that good), I can really relate to defensive playing and losing. As a prosthodontist, I find it increasingly more and more difficult to be innovative and creative without thinking of the possible legal consequences. I`m afraid defensive dentistry is here to stay. Dr. Kennedy and Dick Hale should be congratulated for having the guts to publish the Viewpoint article in these politically correct, but stupid times.

It was a pleasure to read the Viewpoint article by Dr. John Kennedy about "Playing to Win."

As a former professional tennis player (I wasn`t that good), I can really relate to defensive playing and losing. As a prosthodontist, I find it increasingly more and more difficult to be innovative and creative without thinking of the possible legal consequences. I`m afraid defensive dentistry is here to stay. Dr. Kennedy and Dick Hale should be congratulated for having the guts to publish the Viewpoint article in these politically correct, but stupid times.

Nicholas Zacharczenko, DDS

Schenectady, NY

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