If you’ve ever been told why female dentists are the best option you got for any dental problems then don’t worry, you’re not being made out a fool of. Women in dentistry have long been sought by people due to gentler and smaller hands, and a more caring nature than most male dentists could ever muster.
Short History of Female Dentists
The very first known woman to have ever practiced in the field as a female dentist was a Swede Amalia Assur in 1852, 9 years earlier than the legal opening of the profession in all of Sweden in 1861. But before this, it is believed that there had been some women who acted as assistants to male dentists. One instance in particular was that of the traveling dentist depicted on a copper engraving with a woman as an assistant.
In Northern America, the very first female dentist though was Emeline Roberts Jones of the USA in 1855 while Emma Gaudreau Casgrain was the first female dentist in Canada in 1898. From then on, many more women have carved milestone after milestone in dentistry such as forming their own cluster. They also had female presidents across different established dental organizations around the globe.
Advantages of a Female Dentist
Now that you have been enlightened with all these historical milestones, female dentists today still don’t have majority of numbers unlike in other professions. Some may even say that there’s still inequality in the way people perceive and treat female dentists. For me as a Farsi speaking female dentist Dr. Raheleh Saeidi, this isn’t a problem as long as I know that our dental clinic tries to provide the highest quality dental care services in Thornhill, Toronto.
Aside from physical differences in hands as mentioned earlier, women almost always have biological and social advantages from their male counterparts. But training almost always diminishes this since most schools select dentists who have stiffer, more analytical and deductive aptitudes. This is far more than the relational and caring aspect of becoming a physician which is needed to properly take care of patients as well.
Women also have motherly instincts to nurture patients and introduce more human-centered healing. This makes female dentists more perceptive and connective with patients on a higher level that many male dentists cannot achieve.
Face of Dentistry in the West: Are Female Dentists more Prevalent?
If you travel back in time, then that certainly is not true. Just some 40 years ago or in the 1970s, there are virtually no female dentists in the USA. But that’s considered the lowest in all of the western hemisphere. Today, the proportion of female dentists in Canada ranged from a measly 16.7% to 37.4% in 2008. Although it fared higher in 2011 with an average mean of 29.5% all over the country.
Surprisingly though, Ontario and Quebec where Toronto’s populations lie have high percentages of female dentists. Other provinces with high concentrations include Nova Scotia, Nunavut and New Brunswick.
Leading Female Dentist in Thornhill
Given all these advantages are you ready to take your dental health care and treatment to the next level? Then go for Thornhill’s well-experienced lady doctor, Dr. Raheleh, member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and fellow of International Congress of Implantologists [ICOI]. Call (905) 597-1518 to book Thornhill’s most experienced female Farsi speaking dentist today.