I can't say I enjoy going to the dentist. In fact I do get quite anxious. I particularly dislike injections and drilling, and I faced a fair amount of both today for my first two fillings.
My new dentist appears to be a bit of an entertainer. I think he feels that his performances help to relax his patients.
He sensed that I was nervous, and decided that it would be a good idea to play a video on the screen which is right next to the treatment chair.
He fiddled about with his computer so that he could find what he informed me was his absolutely favourite film of all time. At last, it appeared on the screen. "The Sound of Music". (groan).
OK everyone has seen this film haven't they? You can't have avoided it, whatever your age. It appears so often on TV. I've been forced to sit through it hundreds of times over the years, and I'm afraid I do find it very irritating...particularly the songs which, once heard keep going around in your head for hours on end.
My dentist (whose name is Erdem) played it at full volume whilst he drilled away at my teeth. Every so often he would pause at certain points in the film to exclaim excitedly "I love this bit...hahaha it's so funny".
But best (or worst) of all he sang along to every song. He was word perfect so he has clearly watched the film many times.
I can't ever remember sitting in a dentist's chair, having my teeth filled, with the urge to giggle. It was certainly a distraction, and I forgot all about being anxious.
He apologised when he had finished with my teeth that we hadn't managed to see the entire film, but promised we could watch it again at my next appointment next Monday......can't wait! Hmmm......