Why is it important to know Spanish for you as a dentist?
As a dentist you deal with people all day long, these people can be anybody from anywhere in the world. If you are from the US, it is very likely that a patient walks in that speaks Spanish as their first language. When English is not somebody’s first language it can be difficult for them to understand the terms that you are using when explaining the situation at hand. It is important that they understand what procedures you might have to do to them in order to make them feel comfortable around you.
Spanish is not only important to know because of the language, when knowing and understanding other cultures, you are in general more open-minded. When treating patients of other cultures, they will feel more comfortable and respected if you try and learn the language in order to help them the best possible way. For Hispanics culture is very important and so is speaking Spanish because this is a big part of their culture. They pass it on from generation to generation and it is in general frowned upon if you do not speak Spanish as a Latino. These days it is almost impossible to be successful in the world if you are monolingual.
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