Gloves Off: Why are men so hard to communicate with about health?

June 27, 2024
Ever feel like your male patients are tuning you out? The reasons can be surprising.

In today's episode, Amanda Hill takes up the microphone and asks: Why are men sometimes so hard to communicate with about health?

David explains how this avoidance is often driven by fear and a desire to compartmentalize, and offers tips to help your patients.

Why this topic? It's June and we have some "man topics" to discuss on Gloves Off—because sometimes men struggle to proactively manage their health. It's a well-documented phenomenon, and a huge contributor to early mortality among men.

Don't miss parts 1 and 2!

About the Author

David R. Rice, DDS | Chief editor

Founder of the nation’s largest student and new-dentist community, igniteDDS, David R. Rice, DDS, travels the world speaking, writing, and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. He is the editorial director of DentistryIQ and leads a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York. With 27 years of practice in the books, Dr. Rice is trained at the Pankey Institute, the Dawson Academy, Spear Education, and most prolifically at the school of hard knocks. Contact him at [email protected].

About the Author

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC

Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, CDIPC, is an enthusiastic speaker, innovative consultant, and award-winning author who brings over 25 years of clinical dental hygiene and education to dentistry. Recipient of OSAP’s Emerging Infection Control Leader award and an active participant with the advisory board for RDH magazine, DentistryIQ, and OSAP’s Infection Control in Practice Editorial Review Board and membership committee, Amanda (also known as the Waterline Warrior) strives to make topics in dentistry accurate, accessible, and fun. She can be reached at [email protected].