Monday, March 22, 2010


We don't allow Adrian to eat too many candies but he still got a big cavity in one of his teeth when he was around 4-5 years old.  We took him to see the dentist for the first time.  Knowing Adrian's way in reacting to new unpleasant things, just the trip to dental office was nerve-wracking.

We went to this dentistry for children on Highway 7 recommended by our pediatrician.  The nurses were very nice.  First they brought Adrian to their DVD collection.  Adrian found his favourite movie "Cars".  Then it's his turn to actually lie down on the chair.  Dr. Lin gave him cartoon sunglasses to block the bright light from above.  The DVD started.  Since I told them that Adrian was scared of the previews, they fast forwarded to beginning of the movie.  Both the Dr. Lin and the nurse Yolanda kept talking between themselves about the Disney or other kids movies they had seen, new ones coming to the theatre...  Sometimes they asked Adrian for his opinion too.   They did a good job in distracting him.  Wow, Dr. Lin told me that Adrian needed a root canal done!  All this time Adrian was enjoying the movie, no complaint at all.   So I told them to go ahead with it.  They had everything done within 45 mins.   I was so glad that I took him to this dental office.

When we were on the way back to school in the car, Adrian told me that he would like to be a dentist in the future.  I asked him why.  He told me:

"I can watch TV while cleaning teeth for my patients.  I will set up an office in the school cafeteria for the students to clean their teeth at lunch time."

Perhaps he forgot that Dr. Lin wasn't looking up at the TV on the ceiling when he was cleaning his teeth.

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