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DIY YouTube Dentistry

A piece in the American Student Dental Association’s September issue discusses how the YouTube culture is spreading do-it-yourself dentistry. In one example a video seen nearly 2.2 million times shows a young woman using a do-it-yourself method for a cavity.

Source: ASDA News September 2016

I use YouTube all the time for DIY projects. I love it. However I have to admit there is a fundamental difference between learning how to fix a bicycle chain and learning how to extract a tooth or repair a cavity. Where do you draw the line? Should we draw a line or do we trust in the general intelligence of people not to do stupid things that might lead to major injury?

Huh, if people could be trusted not to do stupid things half of YouTube content would not exist.

He who treats himself has a fool for a patient.

 

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