I am Danish and I was born in 1960. My dad was a dentist and he gave me the love for teeth. I was therefore trained as a dentist in 1985. In the beginning, I loved my job. I loved talking to patients and I loved fixing their dental diseases. But in fact, it wasn't that long before I started to wonder. The reality was not quite what I had learned at the School of Dentistry. People got cavities in illogical places, ie. not necessarily the hardest places to brush. Some only had cavities in the upper or lower mouth. Others only in the right or left side and I even saw a single decayed tooth while the neighboring teeth were completely healthy.
I also found that someone who did not eat sweet things could get lots of decay, while others with high sugar consumption went completely free.
It made me wonder!
And then I got two new cavities myself 10 years later. How could that happen when I had not changed toothbrushing habits or started eating more sugar?
At that moment, I knew I had to find new rules that could explain what reality showed me. It became a journey into a whole new universe - a universe that I love to share with others.
To be honest, I made a lot of money as a dentist, but it stopped making sense just to treat the symptoms. I love focusing on causes, because when we know the 'why', we can make wiser choices and thereby keep our teeth healthy.
Today, I know that a tooth that 'talks' is a very good opportunity to upgrade yourself. Diseases are opportunities for growth and not a punishment for eating too much candy or being lazy with flossing.
And I love it!
I call myself a 'Specialist in Dental Health' which feels much more genuine for me than being a dentist.