Friday, August 17, 2012

I LOVE my dentist!

Yes, you read that title correctly ;} 
I feel so blessed to have found the most wonderful dentist on this planet. And it's not just my dentist who is so amazing... the whole office is! They are some of the sweetest people I've ever met. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had more to say about the kids going to the dentist, so here ya go...

My youngest, Aaron, had no problems at all. It was his first trip to the dentist, so he was a little nervous and silly, but all went well :)
However, Benjamin is going to have quite a bit of dental work coming his way (appliances, braces, etc). Sooooo, to get that ball rolling, Ben had to have those really fun impressions of his teeth taken. Now, my sweet little Ben has the strongest gag reflex of any human. Ever. In fact, his first day of Kindergarten, he gagged on some "lick & stick" paper pieces while working on a craft. I remember the teachers and office staff laughing at how they'd never seen a kid do that before. And don't even think about asking Ben to lick an envelope for you! Anyway, let's just say that the impressions didn't go well. Our dentist was so patient and understanding, and she kept trying to work with Ben. I kept thinking that she probably shouldn't wear such cute shoes to work ;}  Since I'm pretty sure the staff ended up washing two loads of towels that day, I had to put together a funny "thank-you" gift.
After wrapping up the towels with some ribbon, I added a pretty flower (inspired by the notebook on p116 of the catalog). 
And I tucked a cute little 3x3 card under the ribbon: 
I LOVE that I can make coordinating gifts and cards!! 

stamp sets: Daydream Medallions, A Word For You
ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose
card stock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Whisper White
punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Big Shot and Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Accessories: Daffodil Delight button, White Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones

You can find these goodies and more in my online store  :}

We were pretty bummed that after all that work, the lab couldn't use any of the "top" impressions. So I took Ben in this morning (at 7am- yowza!) for round 2. 
Dr. Natalie tried a few different techniques, and I am happy to report that she got a good impression on the first try!! Woohoo!!!! Now, on to the next step... :}

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I’m sure the whole dental staff will appreciate the gesture! Kudos to them for making sure that your dental visits are pleasurable and fun! More than the skills, dental practitioners should have the capability to make their patients comfortable. Whether it is a little child or an adult, they should go the extra mile to ease tensions and make dental visits comfy and enjoyable!

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Darren. They still continue to be such a great office! I have never been there (and we've visited a lot lately) and not been greeted with smiles and warm words. It's so refreshing to find a place that has their level of customer care.

  2. Sweet! You’re lucky to have found a dentist that can satisfy your dental needs and completely understand you. On the other side, I think the dental staff is so lucky to have such a grateful patient like you who appreciates their hard work. Kind regards to you, Jennifer! :]

  3. Your dentist and her staff sound really swell! I think your thank you gift for them was well-deserved. I can totally understand Ben’s troubles with gagging. I had trouble with the metal touching my tongue during dental procedures as well. Thankfully, I have a very patient and understanding dentist like yours.

    1. Glad you found someone fabulous, too, Landen!


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