Last night at dinner we were discussing Jason’s wisdom tooth extraction (he’s doing great, by the way. Thanks to those who prayed!) Though technically the medical person involved was an oral surgeon, we tend to use “dentist” as a broad generic term for anyone who has a career involving teeth.
Jesse: Do you keep the teeth or does the dentist?
Jason: I think he just throws them away.
Jeremy: No, he keeps them all and puts them under his pillow and makes money that way.
Me: So that’s why people become dentists! I always wondered.