March 08, 2005

Cool Ass Dentist (not an oxymoron)

As I found out, being a cool ass dentist is not an oxymoron.

My dentist has been fixing a total of at least 6 to 8 teeth before I leave to the Congo. She is VERY thorough (at little too much?) and fills any tooth that might have the pretention of looking like it might --one day-- develop a cavity.

Today, she mentionned that the last molar on the left side of my mouth really ought to be filled too. I looked at her with a frightened look on my face (the lady is really a little too enthusiastic about working on my teeth) and told her that my insurance didn't cover dental works that cost more than $XXX. Which is completely true. She responded, "don't worry about it, it's on me".

How cool is that?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is very cool! She sounds nice. -E

007 in Africa said...

She's more than nice, she awesome...Although, judging from the price she's charging me, she could afford to plate all my teeth in gold. Ooooh, that would be cool **seriously considers the idea**

Marie said...

yeewww gold teeth - now that would be dangerous to have in congo ! And disturbing to see them in your mouth... grandma ! Sincerely, stick to white filling if you can :)

Red Handed Jill said...

that's very nice of her. she must be quite dedicated. or maybe your teeth are just so perfect now that she can't stand the thought of leaving even a teeny almost-cavity.

Laura said...

You should get caps with D-O-R-O written on them; show your Baltimore roots :P

I would pay YOU to see that.

Anonymous said...

A Bond girl with gold teeth... Sounds almost familiar :)
-Ammo

007 in Africa said...

Marie--you may have a point there. Gold Teeth may eventually mean No Teeth.

Red Handed Jill--I like to think that my teeth are so close to being perfect that she prides herself on a job well done. But I have a nagging doubt that I'm just a VERY good (insert *rich*) customer.

Laura--How much?

Ammo--I have no clue what you're talking about :)

Victoria said...

I think Ammo is reffering to everyone's villain, Jaws. If he isn't well... he should be. You could be like Jaws' evil, richer sidekick. Only you couldn't bite through wires or anything because gold is too soft (yes, I have watched Moonraker too many times). Oh, and I figure nothing interesting is going to be posted in my blog anyway, so I'll send the link to mum and dad :P

007 in Africa said...

Vick--I was actually kidding...I knew that Ammo was referring to James Bond movies (jeeze I`m not that thick). He said he was talking about the Man with the Golden Gun/Jaws but I think that Goldfinger is the more appropriate reference (remember when he paints to whole girl with golden paint?). Still gives me the shivers. Jaw`s girlfriend...say that`s a great idea!

gretchen said...

Hi! Could you tell me (post) who your dentist is (or i could email you for her contact info)? I have a lot of dental work to get done when I get back to Dakar in August...