Dr. Gordon, I am looking forward to your posts ... so you must stay to make them
. It's a demanding crowd, and certainly I agree that bluntness (or even the need to get a post out quickly because babe is calling) can come across as rudeness. Know that already you are a welcome part of this community, and I believe that you were even before you came ...
And I must stand beside you on the "expert" debate. As a dentist with over 25 years of experience in the dental field and over 8 with nursing babies, I would be considered by any court or otherwise to be an expert in my field.
Does that mean that I know all there is to know about any possible dental scenario? Of course not.
One of the beauties of a dental "practice" is just that. I am open to learning new things, and my patients teach me constantly, as you have already stated.
I am thinking that that is where you were coming from when you made that statement, and it was misconstrued. Frank, thanks for the back-up! I loved your analogy of the one organ, one issue. I will surely use that in the future!
My dictionary states it simply as "A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject" . Wow, that's several of us, Dr. Jay included surely.
Welcome, Dr. Jay!