I don't think most dentists are monsters, I think most of
them truly believe in what they are doing. Well, they
might be in denial about some aspects of their work. Sigh.
The solution is for people to take responsibility for their own well-being, including their teeth. I sure wish I had
access to all the info on this board when I was growing up.
My teeth are alright but I did have way too much dental work
and I wish I hadn't, but what's done is done. I'm staying away from the dentist now. And I love OP.