The Dentist’s Prayer

The Dentist’s Prayer

Thank you, O Lord, for the privilege of being a dentist,
For letting me serve as your instrument in ministering to the sick and afflicted,
May I always treat with reverence the human life which you have brought into being and which I serve,
Deepen my love for people so that I will always give myself gladly and generously to those stricken with illness and pain,
Help me to listen patiently, diagnose carefully, prescribe conscientiously, and treat gently,
Teach me to blend gentleness with skill,
To be a dentist with a heart as well as a mind.

Joseph G. Kalil, D.D.S. (written 1991)

Source: ADA Current Policies


3 Responses to The Dentist’s Prayer

  1. Toronto Dentist in Etobicoke July 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Beautifully written. That’s worth reading every day before I see any patients. Get my heart right and my hands will follow.

  2. Xavier August 5, 2016 at 4:07 am #

    a very beautiful prayer. May the Lord bless all dentists.

  3. Andrew sheehan September 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    Thank you for this as it reminds me i am human too trying to help others

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