and the UK seems to provide ample opportunity for such comparisons. Take for example the recent announcement from the British Dental Association (BDA) that they were celebrating their 130th birthday. Well, that’s lovely. But it reminded The Maven that a year ago the American Dental Association (ADA) celebrated 150 years of existence.
You probably didn’t know that the first dental school in the world was the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. The Maryland dental school opened its doors in 1840. Yet, according to the BDA, the first dental school in the UK opened in 1859! –the Hell? What’s up with your consistent 20, or so, year lag time? Anybody else see a trend going on here?
Seems to The Maven, the British overt disdain for the American “obsession” with straight, white teeth stems from the insecurity that you cats have never taken dentistry seriously. Always a few steps behind. You can’t claim elder rights on this one and it’s just bugging the hell outa you, isn’t it?
Give over! Embrace your inner-dental-youth. How ‘bout you make the term “British Teeth” part of your rich history and leave it there. Thanks.