Saturday, August 27, 2005

A day at work.....

This is from 8/22....

ok.  So, my First Day of blogging after work.

It's 6pm, and it was a pretty well-balanced day.

Just 2 fillings, but 4 exams (2 kids), an extraction (easy!) a root canal (not bad) a denture impression and 3 emergency exams.

Emergency exams are interesting, as people aren't sure what to expect.  They usually don't expect me, I've noticed.  :)   Anyway, the most annoying emergencies are folks who no-show appointments.  They make an appt., stand us up, and then, sometimes months later, they call back, "Ooh, I have a toothache, I need to be seen immediately!"

It's hard not to adopt an attitude of "Well well well.  Look who's come crawling back!"

or, "I told you so.  I SOOOO totally told you so.  You said, 'ooh, the antibiotic fixed the problem' and we said, 'um, no, you see...' [CLICK!] [boooooooop] and then you hung up.  Not so bright, eh?"

But it does rankle one, let me tell you.  Hey, general public:  If it's a nice day, and you're gonna blow your dentist off....at least have the courtesy to call and cancel, 'k?

Today's moment of Zen is brought to us by 10 year old Cody:

"OK buddy," I say, "It looks pretty good in there."

"No needles?"

"Dude, you're obsessed with needles.  No, not today."

"oh."

"Well, if you're disappointed, I suppose I could...."
"No! nonononono!"

"OK, well, we'll just bring you back down the road for a cleaning and some sealants."

"Down the Road?  I'm going down the road?"

"er...in a manner of speaking, yes."

"Are you coming?"

pause.  "Tell you what - I'll meet you there, ok?"

I think he was being a smarta---, but hey, it's charming in 10 year olds.

That's all for today as it have to buy some salad materials on the way home and the cats need feeding.  la!

11 comments:

Dr Hank said...

That was your day??? That could be my typical morning and it's not yet 9:30am! I gotta cut back! Of course my schedule is booking in December so pts wouldn't appreciate me cutting back any.

>Just 2 fillings, but 4 exams (2 >kids), an extraction (easy!) a >root canal (not bad) a denture >impression and 3 emergency exams.

Dr Nate said...

that's a nice LEISURELY day wherein I was still moderately productive. I seem to recall you having more chairs/assistants or hygienists than us!

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