When I came back from the dentist yesterday and found a nice little surprise on the doorstep - a box of flowers. Thanks honung! Never seen flowers being delivered in a box before but I am in the country of wrappings so why not. Was kind of wondering how they survive in the dark but hey, they still look great so apparently they didn't mind.
Now to the dentist. Just like my OB, when stepping inside the office, it doesn't give you the feeling being at the doc's. In typical Southern California style, there are signed framed pictures on the wall of celebrities who have been to the office, Reese Witherspoon is one of them. No waiting time, I get to sit down in the dentist chair immediately. The hygienist tells me they need to take 18 x-rays since it is my first visit. I notice the whole office is lokking very chic. Everything in beige, white and brown. Staff are dressed in black uniforms. The doc comes and introduces himslef, promises to take good care of me, and shows off the biggest, whitest smile ever. It feels like I am watching Dr. 92010 for a brief moment. I notice there is no water fountain to drink water, nor anywhere to spit. A little weird. What was even weirder was the removal of the plaque. In Germany I have experienced two methods, ultra sound and airflow. Here they hygienist scraped it off. No wonder I sat there for nearly two hours!!
The dentist really took his time to chat afterwards and go through everything, which was nice, but I felt a little as if I had gone back to the future. At the end of the visit I got a little goodie bag and a folder with payment options, my bill and also what my next visit will cost (this is really nice). Now, I never found a dentist I truly liked in Germany so I expect it will take me some time here too. Not so sure about this one. He even showed me his gold filling. His gold filling!!! Who wants to have a gold filling??
|Folder with payment options, bill and quote for my next visit|