Dental assistants have become a target of cyberbullying in recent years, as they increasingly rely on social media to connect with patients.
But a dentist in Florida is calling for better protections from the attacks and is demanding that online privacy be taken seriously.
Adam Schiller is the owner of The Dentist in Lakeland, a chain of dental clinics that has about 500 dentists in Florida.
He said that after seeing the recent attacks, he decided to step up his protection measures and started posting about the cyberbullies on his Instagram account.
Schiller said that he is concerned about how the attacks are affecting his staff and the patients they care for.
Schillers Facebook page shows posts that are critical of dental schools and patients.
He is also posting posts from people who have been harassed or attacked online, Schillers posts show.
He has posted messages about the need for more cybersecurity and his intention to make his clinics a more welcoming place for patients.
But a number of the posts have been removed by his company.
Schilling said he does not want to see his businesses become a source of harassment for his employees.
“I’m not really into it.
I don’t really want it to become a point of harassment.
I want it just to be a business,” he said.
But he said that cyberbulling has a way of working, even though he does have to be vigilant in dealing with it.
“It can get so bad that you have to have someone who’s going to go out of their way to make sure that your personal information is safe, and that it’s not out there for other people to look at,” he told ABC News.
Schills Facebook page is filled with posts critical of the dental schools he operates.
In one post, he is critical of a dental student who wrote about a dental visit, saying the student has “no credibility to speak about his experiences with dental school.”
In another post, the dentist describes a patient as “toxic” and says “the worst part is that it was not the first time that this happened to you.”
One post shows a photo of a patient complaining about dental care at a dental school.
The caption reads: “I had to get a cavity in my mouth because my mouth is toxic.”
Another post shows the same dental student saying that a patient asked him why he didn’t remove a tooth that had been pulled out.
Schilla said that although he has made some changes in his policies and procedures to protect himself, he said the attacks have only gotten worse.
“Every time I’ve seen it, it’s gotten worse,” he added.
“The whole idea that people can be able to get on social networks and say that they’re going to attack a dentist is just absolutely absurd.”
Schilling added that he hopes that his actions will help the dental community become more resilient to the cyberattacks and help keep people safe online.
“This is not something that’s going away.
This is going to be part of our everyday lives,” he stated.