Horse Doctor

I guess this was a first for me – being called this.  Not sure that I know quite how to handle that, except that I know who I am and I am not that! 

I guess the stress of being a parent and having a child who did not take to the sedation well, was the reason.  Not very excusable.  And the main reason parents are not allowed in the operating room while a procedure is going on.  At the point I was called this, I was struggling to keep the child still so that we could at least get a temporary filling in the partially treated tooth.  I did not need to take my attention away from the child to deal with the dad.

Made for a crummy morning all around though.


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0 responses to “Horse Doctor

  1. joye

    Oh, my goodness, some people are so rude! I would think you are one of the most gentle dentists around. Some people just don’t know how good they have it.

  2. Linea

    It was fairly upsetting for all of us, my staff too. They assured me that I wasn’t a “horse doctor” and had a few choice words to say about him. He was just unthinking and upset and seemed to have no clue about what to expect although I had explained it all in detail to his wife.

  3. Linda Hiderman

    This is proof that words can wound … even if you know they are spoken from a place of fear. A good reminder to choose words of blessing or say what you have to say while maintaining dignity… your own and the other person’s too. Unfortunatly, when things like this are said, they have a way of burning into your heart and staying there. Sorry this happened to you.

  4. Geoff

    Could be his own fears as well spilling over, especially in a stressful situation. I’m amazed at the phobia and stigma attached to dentists.