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Mon, Jan. 25th, 2010, 12:25 pm
leahxvx: Dentists?

Hey PDX vegans, I'm looking for a dentist here in Portland. I'm quite torn about it.. do vegan dentists even exist. I figured if they did, I'd find them here. If not, are there any offer any. er.. options? Any good dentists in general?

Tue, Jan. 26th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)

I see Dr. Howard Jarvis in Hillsdale and have since I was very young. I have no idea if he is vegan-friendly (one of those things that I haven't thought to ask about) but he put up with a lot of poorly-thought-out hippy-dippy nonsense from me when I was a teen and didn't want a cavity filled because my tooth wouldn't be "natural" then and was supportive of my choice to use headphones with music and meditation instead of most of the pain meds when I did finally get it filled a year or two later. So if he and his staff could stay respectful and accommodating through that, they'd probably at least answer your questions politely.

Tue, Jan. 26th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)

Umm...I just realized that this comment could be construed as me saying that veganism was a bunch of hippy-dippy nonsense, which was not my intent. Regardless of what I may or may not have been eating at the time, however, I was very much full of hippy-dippy nonsense as a teen and he did a good job of putting up with it, so actual reasonable questions somewhere on the alternative spectrum should be fine with him. :)

Thu, Jan. 28th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)

What on earth makes a dentist vegan? I assume you aren't talking about their personal dietary choices.