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Friday, September 01, 2006

Is It Safe?

I spent yesterday morning at the dentist -- no cavities to report! When you have a disability like mine, finding a dentist can be a challenge. Many offices are not wheelchair accessible. Once inside, many dentists won't work on patients unless they transfer out of their wheelchairs. I cannot sit in a chair other than my wheelchair, which is designed to support me. Fortunately, my childhood dentist, whose practice is normally limited to children, still sees me. I position my wheelchair near the dental equipment and use its tilt mode to make it possible for the dentist to reach me.

(By the way, if "Is it safe?" doesn't mean anything to you, get yourself to the video store and rent "Marathon Man", starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier. Well, maybe wait until after your next dental visit!)

2 comments:

Dr. Douglas Reich said...

Josh-How come you didn't use my name? I can use the adertising. Love your blog. Doug

JB said...

Another scary dental scene is in an episode of "Monk."