There’s a LOT to talk about today. Barack Obama was on Jay Leno last night, the snow was falling as I left home this morning for the gym, but probably, the most important person in my life today was my dentist, Dr,Richard Petix.
I almost opted for a photo of just the chair surrounded by the tools and drills, but Dr. Petix deserves center stage.
Like most people. I was not a fan of the dentist. I delayed my visits, often chickening out at the last minute and even more torturous than the dentist was the dreaded, hygienist. Ugh, I’m remembering.
But Richard Petix, he’s a king, a guy who understands his patients and their feelings. I began with him over 20 years ago when I moved to Rockland County and since then I rarely miss an appointment.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t enjoy his deep cleanings or his workouts in my mouth, when I have a cavity to fill, like this morning, But he is always happy to see me, always happy to be working and always makes me enjoy being with him.
How many of you have a dentist like Richard Petix? Raise your hands!
My first question continues to be: You are not planning to retire are you?
He’s already sold his practice to one of his younger partners but he seems to be working even more than before.
I’m sitting on my couch now as the novicane wears off. He warned me about this and that’s okay. I am happy he was the one who took care of me. I promised him I’d would get back to my periodontist for the next dental appointment because my back molars need more expert hands and I could probably use one of those new Sonicare Toothbrushes Stacey described in an earlier slice.
I just scheduled that appointment. I didn’t want to but I promised Dr. Petix and a promise, is a promise.
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