Social media toolbox: creating an Instagram guide for Ontario dentists
thesisposted on 14.06.2021, 20:44 authored by Ambika Agarwal
[Para. 1 of Introduction] Dentistry is an amalgamation of many roles; they are providers of care, innovators and lifelong guides to a perfect smile. By pursuing a career in dentistry, I hope to wear those many hats and provide compassionate and meaningful patient-centered care. During my high school career, I volunteered at a nursing home. Many of the seniors I worked with had trouble chewing and swallowing, were missing teeth, and had uncomfortable dentures. I realized how oral health could directly impact an individual’s quality of life. Teeth are simply irreplaceable; a lack thereof affects diet and nutrition, leading to deterioration of health. It can cause a loss of self-esteem and confidence. From this experience, I began looking into dentistry. My growing interest persuaded me to shadow my dentist, from whom I gained insight about a dentist’s role and how a practice operates.