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Scientology and dentistry

Issue 11

November 2, 2010  | dentalproductsreport.com Editor's Note: This article is in no way, shape or form an endorsement of any system of belief.

November 2, 2010  | dentalproductsreport.com

Editor's Note: This article is in no way, shape or form an endorsement of any system of belief.

Florida Scientologist David Wagner, DDS, explains in a video featured on the new Scientology Video Channel how communication skills he's gained through Scientology help his patients relax. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos on the website.

“People don’t usually like to go to the dentist,” Wagner said. "So, I get to know them and treat them as friends. That makes their treatment go a lot easier.”  

According to Wagner, it is not enough to provide quality dental care-genuine interest and understanding are also important.

Dr. Wagner decided he wanted to be a dentist while in elementary school in Lafayette, Indiana. He earned his dental degree from Indiana University and completed an advanced training program at Sinai Hospital in Detroit.

Once Wagner was ready to build a practice of his own, it was a struggle for him to find his place the business of dentistry. He heard about a technology of administration developed by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard and signed up for some courses. Wagner immediately learned exactly what he needed to do to resolve the problems in his office. He discovered a new understanding of how to organize and manage his practice.

“That was quite a revelation to me,” Wagner explained.

While what he learned from his courses was practical knowledge and had no direct ties to any religion, Wagner was fascinated by the workability of Mr. Hubbard’s administrative technology and decided to look into what Scientology might offer him.

“Scientology has really changed my life,” Wagner said. “It answered questions I wondered and worried about-I was surprised how easily they resolved.”

And it all came full circle back to his practice, as the more he learned in Scientology, the better he was able to deal with patients.  

“Scientology helped me to actually communicate with patients, and they seem to appreciate that most." When you really understand a person you almost feel like you’re walking in his shoes and it’s easier to treat him,” Wagner said.  

Wagner, 61, and his wife Pat are parents and grandparents and also serve as staff members at the Church of Scientology Mission of Belleaire, Florida.

View David Wagner’s video at www.Scientology.org.

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