This is not a dental review (as the exam indicated, I am not a very good dental person). This is a 'work group' review. I have spent most of my work life as part of a work group, work crew, project team etc. It is rare to get a work group that combines well. This group has great potential for that.
1. Primaries (dentists) number three: the 'newbie' (Dr. Joe- he is the one to see me on initial exam --good for me, good for work group); the 'mid-term' dentist; and finally the 'old guy'. That provides a wide range of technical experience.
2. If the 3 primaries work together like the two techs I had ... well, they are well on down the road to a superb work group: The x-ray tech was having trouble getting me into a correct-alignment for the shot. Seems obvious to ask for help, which was done. In my experience I am still surprised at how many folks in that level seem to have 'starch in their shorts' (think they know more than they actually do)
3. When the more experienced tech came in, the shot was taken and they had a quiet 'teaching' moment where they had a quick review of other shots and the more-experienced tech shared ways to improve shots in the future. The big surprise to me (and why I see the potential for a good-combo-team), no individual egos involved. Just a simple discourse on how to improve in the future and apparently favorably accepted by each.
4. If the primaries work together like these two appeared to work together -- and mean it -- well. you have a good road to travel on and safe journey...it'll be fun. Sometimes the 'old way' works, sometimes the new and some times it's best to stay the course (mid-term) That range is key to success only when it is shared with all parties.
For that, thanks. As for me, good luck on trying to fix my mess. But "I'll be back" (and yes, you can use the Austrian Schwarz accent).