In order to properly celebrate National Dentists' Day, we here at LMNOP dreamed of having a correspondent take an actual trip to an actual dentist and recount it for us. We knew that it was out there, though, to try and find someone who actually had a dentist appointment on March 6. I mean, you can't just order an eclipse of the moon, or turn on your TV and expect an America's Next Top Model marathon to happen, so why would you be able to arrange a similarly cosmically significant confluence of circumstance and fate? But somehow, we made it happen. That's right--today's contribution comes from Gregory Oshel, who had an actual, real-life dentist appointment today. Now that's exclusive.
"I would say that I have a decent amount of experience with dentists; I believe I’ve gone to four different ones. They ranged from a dentist with a chic Farragut Square office to one who I believe was just out of school. In addition, I’ve had braces and gotten my wisdom teeth removed. Therefore, it was quite a surprise when I discovered that my latest appointment was on Dentist Day, a holiday I was completely unaware of.
current dentist does not have any fancy equipment or gimmicks (one of
the great pleasures of living in the Philadelphia area is seeing infomercials
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appointment was just for a routine cleaning and fortunately it went
fairly quickly. There was a little small talk and then things
got down to business. Sadly, Dentist Day wasn’t mentioned and
there were no special decorations in the office. Even worse, I
did not receive a free toothbrush! I used to count on a new toothbrush
after each dental visit; at home I am still using one from my previous
Overall, it was a successful visit; the dentist cleaned my teeth and delivered the usual speech about needing to floss more. In honor of Dentist Day, I salute all the quiet, hardworking dentists like mine."
Be sure to come back later tonight, when we continue our celebration of March 6 with a tribute to frozen foods.