Pull the other one!
“One only hopes it doesn’t prompt an outbreak of bad dentistry jokes.”
That was the reaction of Poppleton’s own Head of Dentistry, Professor Phil McCavity, to the news that BPP University, which is owned by a for-profit private equity group, had shut down a dentistry course after it failed to meet General Dental Council standards.
Professor McCavity told The Poppletonian that he had already encountered one report
of the closure that was headlined “Painful cavity as BPP pulls course”.
Such glib recourse to puns threatened to obscure the emotional issues raised by the closure. “It’s important to remember”, said Professor McCavity, “that dentists also have fillings.”
He hoped that the BPP tutors would not feel too down in the mouth about the closure and would brace themselves for the challenges that lay ahead.
A spokesperson for BPP said that he was “bewildered” by the sudden closure. “As a for-profit provider, we’ve been happily making successful extractions from public funds for many years.” (On other pages: Buddhism and Dentistry: how a belief in a higher power might allow one to transcend dental medication.)
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