Man, the modern dentistry experience has changed a lot even in just the past decade. I walked in for a cleaning this week and was offered a pair of sunglasses so the overhead lights wouldn't blind me. Then they offered me the option to watch a movie while that cleaning was happening. Wait, what -- what are you talking about? Aren't we here to suffer? Isn't this the place where we're made to feel deep, deep shame for being common animals who eat food and age and practice instinctual pain avoidance? This is a place of penitence -- what do you mean by "would I like some headphones?"
This is an archived blog post that was posted on January 9, 2013.