Heather K. from Monson, MA (Source: Yelp)
Let me tell you about my aversion to doctors, dentists, and anyone else that pokes and prods at me…. Once I passed out in the Wal-Mart vision center. Yep, complete panic attack, thought I was going blind, played possum. I also did this at the hairdresser, 5 hours before my ssiter’s wedding. I have to stay off WebMD and the like because once I burnt my tongue and convinced myself I had oral thrush brought on by HIV… even though there was NO WAY that this was even REMOTELY possible. I’m a basket case. So, making an initial visit after not going to a dentist for 3-4 years, knowing full well I at best had a broken tooth and at worst must have oral cancer and have to have my jaw removed… I was pretty sure I’d pass right out in the chair. I called on Monday and they were able to get me in that Thursday. I had to get there early to fill out paperwork. Upon walking in, everything was so bright and cheery and the staff was…. cheerful? I don’t expect that at any sort of health care facility, mouth, eye or otherwise. Ok, was able to breathe. Got paperwork done, and they took me almost immediately (10 minutes early) for my initial appointment. I wish I could remember the names of the dentist and her wonderful assistant. They had me cracking up from moment one. I was an early appointment, I wish I could remember all the banter going on between the two, but my favorite quote was “we aren’t going to take any heroic measures to save it” about my poor broken tooth. I couldn’t stop laughing, but they were still able to poke and prod in my mouth, despite the constant giggling. She also was right on top of an issue I’ve had since my tooth came in… last dentist I went to, I had to explain it to him. Friendly? Check. Clean? Check. Knowledgeable? Check. Freakin hilarious? Check. Turned me from Baby Huey without his bottle back into a sane human? Check check and CHECK! Made me want to go back to the DENTIST? Check! Billing… not cheap, I don’t have insurance, but seems pretty reasonable. Gotta pay 300 smackeroos for my wisdom tooth to come out in a few weeks. I was expecting it to be more expensive! I’ll take it. All in all, GREAT experience!!