This article in The Mail Online –“The pain-free dentists’ jab” gives me mixed emotions. On the one hand I am pleased to see a positive article about dentistry as anything that encourages patients to visit the dentist is a good thing but on the other hand I am hit with my usual all consuming desire to mercilessly ridicule The Mail Online. Anyone reading this article would be forgiven for thinking that The Wand is a new invention whereas the truth is I have been using it for well over 10 years now. It is a wonderful device and I use it every day to great effect and if patients are looking for a more comfortable way of being “numbed up” then they should certainly give it a try. If however patients are looking for well researched up to date medical and dental advice they may need to look elsewhere than the Mail Online.
About Ian Kerr
Dr Ian Kerr BDS qualified in 1989 from Newcastle University Dental School and has worked ever since in both private practice and hospital settings. Following a short stint in a busy general practice in the North East Dr Kerr went to live and work in Trinidad, where he learnt a wide range of surgical skills and developed an interest in the treatment of tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). On returning to the UK in 1994 Dr Kerr worked in a prestigious private practice in Bromley in Kent. During his time there he completed extensive post graduate training in advanced restorative techniques and further advanced his interest in TMD.