On the second day of the dental clinic, a truckload of people arrived first thing in the morning. Alberta was the first one in the door and therefore the first with the dentist. She was really nervous. I told her it wouldn’t hurt, the doctor would give her medicine (anesthesia) so she wouldn’t feel pain. I checked on her a few times. When she was done, she left quickly!
A few hours later, as I was sitting with some ladies outside, she came back to the clinic to wait for her friends to finish with the dentist. I asked her how she felt. She said, “I feel SOOOO comfortable! I don’t feel any pain. In fact, I didn’t ask if I could eat anything, and at lunch time, I just ate my food, and I felt SOOOO comfortable!”
I asked how her visit was with the doctor and if she was afraid to come back. She kinda laughed. “There’s no reason to be afraid of this doctor! I didn’t feel ANYTHING! I’ll tell everyone to come, but this is the last time you are having a dental clinic, right?”
Not sure what rumors she was hearing, I said cautiously, “As long as the people here are happy with us living here, we want to help the people and we’ll bring dentists whenever we can.”
She quickly answered, “We like you guys. You don’t kill people, and you remove the plaque from our teeth!”
It’s nice to know what people think of us!