Fear of the dentist is a common among the non-dental population, it is something that we confront and work with on a daily basis. Having come to expect that certain patients may be truly afraid of making an appointment to have a root canal has made us better equipped to deal with these fears.
I have heard somewhere along the line that patients have 3 major fears about going to the dentist: time, money, and pain. Let’s look at each of these separately.
Reading the title of this post is less than exciting, huh? Well it’s exciting for me. Yesterday, we installed a new scanner in the office – a Fujitsu fi6010N SnapScan. This machine is a REAL scanner, not a copier or a printer that can do “it all” (multi-function).
This is a topic that you are going to hear a lot about from us in the upcoming months. The Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy will be held on December 7th & 8th at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. This event is a huge undertaking that will provide basic dental care for the underseved members of our community. I am going to introduce the concept to you in this post and then over the coming months provide more details on the inaugural event being held here in Arizona.
What I am writing about today has nothing to do with dentistry, endodontics or root canals but it has everything to do with what happens in our office during full moon lunar cycles.
Being a “light sensitive” sleeper, I notice when any unusual light creeps into my bedroom at night. I happen to have a window that unfortunately (for me) is placed in such a manner that when it is a full moon I get it right in the face around 3:30am. My sleep over the last two nights has been seriously disturbed by what feels like a spotlight in my face. So I KNOW when a full moon occurs.