Today I had my routine dental appointment. In the dentist office, I realized that they have installed a brand new LCD monitor in front of the patient’s chair. The state-of-the-art equipment can show you the X-ray results, as well as pictures of your teeth. This really helps you in understanding, in a graphical manner, what’s going on with your teeth.
But that’s not all. Before proceeding with the cleaning, the doctor asked me if I liked Seinfield. It turns out that the same monitor can be used to display popular TV series and sitcoms. (Maybe this sort of entertainment helps the patient feel less anxious during the dental cleaning procedure? Who knows?).
Well, it was indeed entertaining. However, I soon realized that I made a terrible choice. You can’t really laugh at the jokes because you have all these instruments in your mouth! Everytime I hear a good joke, I had to force myself not to laugh, for fear that the doctor would make a mistake during the procedure.
I guess whoever came up with the TV idea never really had a dental procedure while he was watching a sitcom.
Maybe next time they should install a dental chair that can give massages instead….