7 Problems only Bearded Dentists will Understand

 1. Materials get in there


You weren’t even the one mixing alginate – yet somehow it ends up in your beard?


2. Building Rapport


Building rapport with new patients is a difficult skill to master. However, it becomes even more difficult when your patient can’t avoid staring at your mane. Erm.. excuse me.. my eyes are up here?


3. Facemask Itches


We’ve all been there – that tight face-mask itching your face like you’ve been stung by a bee.


4. Spiky Beards


You got lazy and didn’t trim it for a week straight. Your scraggly mess of a beard has been punching its way through your face-mask, and your patient is giving you VERY strange looks!


5. Scaring Babies


You take your face-mask off and they see your beard. The look of raw fear in their eyes is stuck in your mind for one week minimum.


6. Clinics After Lunch

Usually it’s the patient who forgets to remove food before visiting you. However, today there’s a small piece of food on your cheek waiting to drop on your patient.


7. Beard Sweats

It’s like meat sweats, but concentrated around your beard when you’ve been wearing a mask ALL DAY!