Monday, August 12, 2013
A Dentist, Butterflies and Bumble bees :)
So what do a dentist, butterflies and bumblebees have in common with a SeaSpray?
I'm waiting ... waiting .... okay ..I'll tell you.
One extremely HAPPY SeaSpray that is just THRILLED with her new dentist!
And the beautiful ...even tho only temporary replacement he put in this morning. I keep looking at it. :) I can't wait to see the finished product in a couple of weeks!
I know I have repeatedly said I will write a dental post about what my former dentist and why I have lost complete trust in him ..and professional respect. yes ..I would still be respectful and I don't hate him ...but he withheld proper care ..even tho I was asking for things to be done. But that is just too much to write right now. Instead ...I want to focus on the positive and that was the dental experience I had yesterday morning.
This new dentist so nice, congenial, gentle and encouraging. I was surprised that he self disclosed personal info about his own medical history to encourage me about surgery, the surgeon and the tertiary care center I have chosen to be operated in ...all of which he spoke highly of. Coming from a doctor - that means a lot. He certainly did not have to do that. And as evidenced in how well the temporary looks just behind my upper right eyetooth ...he is obviously skilled. AND ...his staff great too. A perfect fit for this SeaSpray! And I will recommend him to everyone. My family is switching over even though our former dentist is on our new plan too. I appreciated that he kept commenting on the whiteness of my teeth. They were since I was a teenager ..although I do occasionally use a little whitener, but not much at all. Years of coffee and tea take their toll. I was glad to hear I am at the high end of the brightness chart. I like that he got a kick out of my story about when I was 14 ..I had the brainstorm idea for Iris and I to let the ocean white water rush through our teeth ...thinking it was a natural whitener. And inspired by a funny rain story he told, I shared a heartwarming, cute story about intentionally taking the little kids out in a heavy rain storm on a hot day ...with our clothes on. That was the point. To be different and carefree. (I wrote a post about it some yrs ago :) And my friends little girl, while jumping in a puddle exclaimed, "This is the BEST day of my life!" He said he'd remember that, and thought it was a great story. It was fun too. :)
And I was feeling concerned when I was trying to find a new dentist, because how can you really know until you experience them working on you, etc., ? But ..I was impressed with his on line bio ...because of his appreciating small towns, still teaching in NYU and the Tertiary care center I am going to and because he donates his time to several different organizations ..and that spoke compassion to me. I feel like heaven handpicked this dentist for me. Not far from home and I even like the office. Win win, win, win and so on.
Anyway ...I came right home and immediately went all around the yard to fill up a vase with different types of colorful Garden flowers, along with butterfly bush flowers, lavender and mint leaves and a variegated green and white vine sprig. And then I tied a pretty lavender wired bow around the vase. Wrote him a thank you note (and he is just beginning his work with me:), because I am so grateful and happy about his work. I know I am in good hands now.
And the butterflies and bumblebees were following the flowers and me around the yard. I felt like the pied piper, only instead of using a flute ...I carried beautifully scented, colorful flowers. I was concerned there could still be a bumblebee in the mix while driving back over, but fortunately the ride was uneventful. Anyway, mission accomplished. The women loved them and placed them on the reception counter. The card was addressed to the doctor, although I did compliment his staff too.
So, then I went to the dollar store and bought 6 more clear vases for giving more flowers away when the opportunities comes up. Also some little shells to put in the bottom of the vases for a summery effect. :)
And I know it may seem like too much to do too soon for some people I hardly know ...but I have been upset for a long time with my former dentist and the work he wasn't doing and then knowing we might not have dental insurance soon ..I was afraid my teeth would break after our insurance stopped. The point is ...I am just so happy and grateful for the work this new dentist is doing AND ...that he validated my concerns. He has been careful not to knock my former dentist, but yesterday he did say, "You NEEDED this done." His assistant used to work for my former dentist and twice she just said, "You're in the RIGHT place now."
And now I want to get right outside and go in the pool because it is pouring rain and muggy. So fun to swim in the rain too. I don't know why ...but I just love being in heavy rain. :)