The Marshes were shown into the dentist’s surgery, where Mr. Marsh makes it absolutely clear that he is in a big hurry. ‘No expensive extras, Doctor,’ Marsh demands. ‘No gas or needles or any of that fancy stuff. Just pull the tooth and get it over with.’ ‘I wish more of my patients were as strong-minded and as brave as you, Mr. Marsh,’ said the dentist admiringly. ‘Now, which tooth is it?’ Mr. Marsh turns to his wife and says: ‘Show him your tooth, honey.’
A good dentist:
When a new dentist set up in town he quickly acquired a reputation of being the ‘painless’ dentist. However, a local little girl called Gemima disputed his claim. ‘He’s a fake!’ Gemima told her friends. ‘He’s not painless at all. When he stuck his finger in my mouth I bit him – and he screamed like anyone else.’
Choosing the right filling:
A little boy called Ben was taken to the dentist. Examination revealed that Ben had a cavity, which needed filling. ‘Now, young man,’ asked the dentist, ‘what kind of filling would you like for that tooth, amalgam or composite?’ ‘I would prefer chocolate, please,’ replied Ben.
‘I came in to make an appointment with the dentist’ said the man to the receptionist. “I’m sorry sir,” she replied. ‘He’s out right now, but…’ ‘Thank you,’ interrupted the obviously nervous prospective patient, ‘when will he be out again?’
– from Dr. Jessica Kuryla