How to have a very successful dentist practice.
by The Mrs.
by The Mrs.
1. Have a warm waiting room.
Not hot, not cold. Cozy and warm. A fireplace is a lovely touch.
2. Have a great selection of children's toys which are clean and unbroken.
I'm talking crayons here.
3. Have a pièce de la resistance.
A great suggestion: a SOUNDLESS child-sized video arcade game with easy, non-violent games.
Did I mention it is SOUNDLESS?
4. Have a great selection of magazines for those surprised parents who find themselves twiddling their thumbs because their kids are happy, peaceful and occupied.
Magazines that are current, clean, with no curled edges or questionable organic matter sticking the pages together.
Our pledge to you, the dentists: Offer the above 4 items and you will have happy, loyal families who will keep coming back every 6 months, provided their insurance will cover it. Keep my kids happy and you can knock me out with a club before you drill my fillings or use an ice pick to scrape off my tartar.
Okay, I'm kidding about that last part.
Seriously though, we found this exact dentist office yesterday morning. All thanks to the referral of my wonderful friend Jill, whose four children and husband happily skip to this dental clinic.
It is so wonderful that I even made an appointment for myself.
The last time I went to the dentist for a cleaning was . . .well, my 6.5 year old son was around 8 months old.
Of course, I didn't admit that to the receptionist.