I really don’t know what it is about the dentist that gets most people, including me, uptight. Dental procedures have come such a long way that even getting the needle doesn’t hurt anymore. Still, I get butterflies whenever I head into that office.
It must go back to my younger days when Dr. Matkin was our family dentist in Lethbridge. This guy had the sternest look that you could ever imagine and he had the personality to match. He never smiled, except when my mom paid the bill!
I was absolutely petrified whenever I had to go see him. It was always the same thing. He would give me a needle and then get to work before the freezing took it’s full effect. When I told him it hurt, he told me I was imagining things. This guy was all heart. I grew up with his niece and I always used to tell her that her uncle was the meanest guy on the planet. She would laugh, but I wasn’t kidding!
Nowadays, even when I go in for just a cleaning, my muscles still tighten from the time I sit down until the time I’m out of that chair. And getting your teeth cleaned doesn’t even hurt! Thank you Brenda!
I’ve had Bill Moyer as my dentist for the last 20 years. He’s the exact opposite of the dreaded Dr. Matkin. This guy is all personality and smiles and nothing fazes him.
You know you’ve found a great dentist when the worst part about going to see him is the lousy reading material in the waiting room!