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The Dental Diaries - 3

There I was sitting in ‘The Chair’ with a plastic thingy in my mouth to keep it open while my dentist used frightening and noisy drilling and scraping machines to repair the damage caused to my teeth due to my phobia of visiting dentists. As usual, there was music playing in the background. When the first song ended and second one began, intently staring into a cavity, he asked me, “So, tell me, who is this singer ?”


My dentist’s a funny chap.


Seema Smile said…
I think these dentists have a secret society where they decide on pranks to play on their unsuspecting patients. The last time I went to a dentist, she had a one sided 'conversation' with me about how I 'need' to do certain stuff to my teeth. Although I protested all I could with those thingummies in my mouth, I ended up shelling out quite a large sum by the time she was done. Not fair ya.
The Wanderer said…
I think it must be a separate course they teach in dental college - "Tips and Tricks to take the patient's consent to the treatment"

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