“….And holds himself out as the Savior of the General Public who are victimized by all of us other high-priced, crooked dentists and orthodontists. And writes "books"...about how he used to be a cosmetic dentist and is now "confessing". He tried to sell these through Amazon - he sold a few copies - that was it. Now claims it appears to be "banned" by the dental association but is available as a free download or look-see on a website. That's the spin he put on it. Anyone else would just say "nobody's buying that book. Nobody cares."
When you run this kind of stuff, I don't know, to me, just weakens the whole ACE organization.
Author's RESPONSE: This dentist is a fool if he thinks patients don't care about being pressured into irreversible, aggressive cosmetic dental treatment. The original book is no longer in print (lucky for him I pulled it after getting a letter from the ADA's lawyer). I don't care if his club is weakened by the facts. Leeann Rimes is an example of a patient who had complications after an extreme smile makeover...do we keep this a secret or just pretend it doesn't happen? People who are concerned about dentists who are on probation should consider supporting Tina's Bill.
To learn how to avoid a dentist on probation check out this news story:
Note to Dentists: Dr. Zuk suggests dentists interested in concerns related to aggressive cosmetic dental care should attend lectures presented or read articles by:
Dr. Martin Kelleher , Consultant in Restorative Dentistry,London,England
BEST SELLER APPRECIATION:
The author wants to thank reader's for their (mostly) kind words and feedback on the 'Confessions' book. The book was ranked #1 in science, thanks to John Lennon, mentioned in the New York Times and reviewed positively by several popular celebrities and dental experts.
A Special Message from the Author:
"The public should not fear the dental profession, but every patient needs to know there are a few dentists that push unnecessary cosmetic treatment. If some dentists are upset that the reputation of the profession is negatively affected by the whistle in my mouth, then that's too bad. The dental education system that promotes reckless and aggressive treatment should be blamed, and I am embarrassed for the dentists who can't stand up and explain their rational for the way they treat patients. You can't hide from the truth forever." -mz