You don’t usually equate going to see a dentist as a fun time. But if you’ve followed this blog you’ll know there’s one place in town trying to combat the image of a dentist office as a scary place where children run screaming out of and adults enter in cloaked fear. And that place is All Smiles Dental Care. I’ve done a lot of stuff at ASDC, I’ve gotten novelty teeth made there, I’ve had a combination pizza party and dental check up and I went to their one year anniversary party last January. All of these were fun times, but now I have to go and get two cavities filled. That means Novocaine, which means a needle and I hate needles. It also means the whirring drill sound which grinds on my nerves. Well, I put the challenge out to ASDC to see if they could make getting two cavities fun filled and they seem fairly confident that they could pull it off, so let’s go take our diseased teeth there and see.
Here we are at All Smiles Dental Care. I have to admit to being a little nervous. I haven’t had a cavity filled for over ten years and I’m kind of dreading this.
Outer office obligatory mirror shot! With the square window behind me, this has kind of been the most stylish obligatory mirror shot ever, so we’ve got that going for us already!
There’s Amber and Peggy out here in the reception area with the MBIP Bucket that we dropped off a couple of weeks ago. It’s not finished yet, but they’ve made a nice start on it, let’s get a closer look...
Very nice, I like the photo of Dr. Nguyen in the middle!
And before we do anything else, it’s time for another episode of MBIP versus ASDC Dueling Business cards! Oh look, ASDC beats out MBIP...I kind of thought I should hang back and let them win. As much as I hate needles, I don’t want them to run out of Novocaine at the last minute in revenge for a business card beating today!
Here I am in the chair and you can see my teeth could use a little work. Let’s see what kind of magic they can pull off today!
As the time gets closer, I have to admit I’m a little scared here in the chair.
There’s Dr. Nguyen...I think that’s her, something looks a little different...
Ha ha ha! Check her out, she’s pulled out all stops to make this a fun visit!
Here Dr. Nguyen needles me a little bit! Okay, this was staged and I have to admit, the shot was pretty much painless, she really knows what she’s doing. So far, so good!
Okay, the Novocaine has done it’s magic and the right side of my face is in a Pink Floyd state of comfortable numbness and Dr. Nguyen is poking and looking around in my fairly large mouth. I love the fact that she’s working with the mask still on! The fun never ends here!
There’s some of the tools of the trade. I should mention here that Amber has kindly volunteered to take the photos and this has been kind of good for me. Instead of obsessing over my teeth getting drilled on, I’m obsessing over whether she’ll get some good shots. I’m a real control freak when it comes to this blog and the photos for it. It’s tough for me to surrender the MBIP camera. So far she’s done a great job!
Ha ha ha! We all agreed only Dr. Nguyen could pull off looking cute in that goofy glasses and moustache thing.
Okay, time to get down to toothy business.
I think Dr. Nguyen and Peggy have a bet as to how much crap they can stuff into my mouth.
Is that a little mini sattelite dish they’ve stuck in there? Are they trying to get cable TV on my molars? Four minutes to Wapner!
Wow, check out the light show they’ve got going in there...they didn’t slip a disco ball in there when I wasn’t looking did they?
Okay, the pre-cavity festivities are over and we are down to serious business here.
I forgot to mention that I gave them a challenge to see if they could get this all done in 30 minutes or less, kind of like a Rachel Ray meal and they accepted the challenge. And of course this reminds me just how much I truly despise Rachel Ray's existence on this place I like to refer to as, “earth.”
Amber steps back a bit as the drill is taken out.
I don’t feel anything, but the whirring drill sound is bugging me a little bit. Still, this experience isn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Not nearly as scary as handing my camera over to Amber and losing control of this post!
We’re aobut twenty minutes in...will they make their Rachel Ray deadline?
Dr. Nguyen tells me we’re just about finished...
All done with five minutes to spare...check out the Novocaine face!
Here’s my teeth all corrected, great work by Dr. Nguyen!
This place certainly lives up to the name, “All Smiles!” Thanks to Dr. Nguyen, Peggy, Danielle and Shaun (I forgot to take his picture, I’ll take two of him next time) and especially Amber, who did a great job taking photos! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
Related Posts: Fangs For The Memories—Customized Novelty Teeth At All Smiles Dental Care, MBIP Presents The World’s First Pizza And Dental Check-Up Party At All Smiles Dental Care! and One Year Anniversary Party At All Smiles Dental Care.
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