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Dentists

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 August 2010

Two people from different generations who work in the health industry or have experience of the health industry discuss how technology has changed over their lifetimes.

The series takes a look at a broad spectrum of the health professions from surgeons to nurses, dentists to birthing specialists, and looks at how technology has changed during the course of their working lives.

How does the new technology affect our society? What social changes does our approach to technology reveal?

The series begins with two dentists. Alistair McClean, now retired, worked in Perth as a dentist for 40 years, qualifying in 1964. Elaine Halley also works in Perth but qualified in 1992. They compare notes on the vast change in dental techniques and social changes such as the NHS, fluoride in water and views on cosmetic dentistry.

Producer: Laura Parfitt
A Juniper production for BBC Radio 4.

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