I took my daughter back to the dentist today. When I checked her in I had to fill out a little form and sign. “This is so we know who’s bringing her in for her appointment,” the receptionist said to me.
I must have had a quizzical look on my face because she added, “You know, like if the Nanny brings her in … or an older sibling. We need to know who is bringing in the patient.”
I smiled, “Wow, this is a different world.”
I’m glad they are there. People with money demand and can afford to support such specialized services, so they exist. That is great for us.
And the dentist … wow, so patient with her. So kind. Truly cared. And with the TV’s on the ceiling above every chair continuously showing kids movies, it’s always noisy. It would drive me nuts. He had her chart pulled up on a computer right behind her head where he consulted her x-rays continuously while working in her mouth. Great technology, great service, amazing environment, and my daughter willingly let him work in her mouth (it was minor – adjusting her bite – but still huge for her).
He gained her trust. He even said, “Now that we’ve gained her trust, cleanings and other appointments will get easier.”
He gave her a mirror and showed her some things. He didn’t harp on what he knew she would not do – he understood her diagnoses.
These are the kinds of services socialism wants to get rid of. Boo.