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Do you go to the dentist on a regular basis?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 6, 2006

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“No. I don’t go enough. I try to at least go once a year.”

Photo of Christie Swarm

“Yeah. Once every four or five months. Not having clean teeth is extremely unattractive and bad for your health.”

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“Yes. Every six months, because I want my teeth to be clean.”

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“No, I don’t. Last time I went to the dentist was probably seven or eight years ago. But I brush twice a day, and I haven’t noticed any cavities.”

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KSChick1 8 years ago

I HATE the dentist! Even if he was a Klonkike bar I still would not like him. Torture chambers give me a warm fuzzy feeling compared to the chair at the dentist's office. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. Oh wait. That's for the Free For All in the University Daily Kansan. A Klondike bar in bed. There.

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Kline 8 years ago

After brushing I swish around hydrogen peroxide and water in my mouth daily. I hadn't had my teeth cleaned in 5 years and the dentist said my gums look great and refreshingly white.

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ms_canada 8 years ago

md - welcome to Alberta. I have yet to see brokeback and I am looking forward to it. I am wondering if I will recognize any of the scenery. A lot of films are being made in southern Alberta, but I don't know of any made as far north as Edmonton, though. I just returned from San Diego via Denver last nite and WOW what a change of scenery. It is sooo very dull and gloomy here after beautiful southern Calif One day we took a rest from packing and drove down to Coronada, WOW, that is a beautiful place. But, for all it's beauty I would not live with all that traffic and noise. Give me quiet Edmonton any day. Good to be home. Now to get back to peeling the old wallpaper off my bathroom walls and preparing to paint them a nice spruce green. Joy, joy :o)

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trollkiller 8 years ago

I've got your Klondike Bar...right here!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

I wonder how Ron is doing? Hope he made out okay at the dentist and all is well. Thanks for the Diet Klondike bar link,cute bear!

Beatrice, you know as I recall, they've figured out the parting of the Red Sea, and a couple of other things.

Did all of you know that back in the early part of this century, the Kaw would freeze thick enough for people to ice skate on safely? Yep, and there are accounts of it in the LJW!

3 inch diameter hail west of Holton, yippee! That will keep some Klondike bars cold if the power goes out!

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beatrice 8 years ago

md: that is hysterical, and wonderfully bizarre! Even if true, any idea on how difficult it would be to walk on a block of floating ice in a turbulent sea? Well, neither do I, but I'll bet it would be pretty difficult. Though I would give it a try for a Klondike bar.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Ceal, I thought it very original and funny! I'm sure badger did too.

Beatrice..here's one, they've explained walking on water..ice..., yesterday link

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12152740/

with popsicle toes!

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Ceallach 8 years ago

Sorry, badger (and MD). I just thought a little jest might lighten your misery :( Considering the fact that the experts are going to be so disappointed if hundreds of thousands of people are not afflicted so they can crow :) about their prediction.

This isn't the first time I was the only one who thought I was funny :-

Now I gotta go home and read last night's board and check up on the gnome.

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jewls 8 years ago

The Douglas County Dental Clinic has a pediatric dentist that works on Fridays and some Saturdays too.

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beatrice 8 years ago

I wonder if Judas had a dentist? Did anyone see in the NYTimes that the "Gospels of Judas" has been found? Fascinating stuff, whether a believer or not. Yesterday scientists discovered the missing link, and today it is Judas. Crazy. Check it out (I hope the link works. If not, cut and paste it): http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/06/science/06cnd-judas.html?hp&ex=1144382400&en=d58e9f87384d906d&ei=5094&partner=homepage

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Gootsie -

McBride used to be my landlord when I lived on Kentucky. Nice dude. Even gave some of our deposit back.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Ceal..how could you say to that to Badger, when he's down? (Wait until he's up in his roost!)

Badger is ill, gnome is recovering (you should have read his post last night, I hope gnome_dog was hiding under the bed with his ears covered, me thinks b_g has been under the weather about as long as he can stand it! :D) If they weren't in different states, I'd make some comment about them having shared the same brownies last week. And b_g is no small furry critter..with that ego?:D

ms_canada- I'm home from the store with my new Brokeback DVD, so I'll being in Alberta tonight, so to speak. Yes I saw it at the theater, but it's too pretty to not have at home. I'm wondering if you got it while you're away? I hope you're still enjoying your trip and packing...and a Klondike bar, of course!

Everyone be warned, wallymart has the kites out for sale.In this gale, of course.

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Gootsie 8 years ago

I go to McBride. He rocks!

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Nachtwolf 8 years ago

The girl, Christie, that they interviewed goes to Free State. Wierd that they didn't put Student.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

RI, It's all in the interpretation. As for the sedation dentistry all I can say is "eewwwww!"

Badger, I called you gnome earlier. My bad! (Both small, furry critters, though.)

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

badger, you don't have any strange desires to sit on a tree limb or poop on cars, do you?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

S.S. did you not watch the video? (Now thats a control issue)

"sedation dentistry"- gives new meaning to the phrase " You have the nicest teeth I've came across"

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

Reticent, Now that I have you figured out, you can tell me later about the "knife incident."???

Gnome, get well but fear not! My chickens are all alive and healthy. No bird flu...yet.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

I know that office/dentist. He gassed my then 4 yr old w/out my permission. We never went back. It was hard to get her to go to another dentist. I should have complained but I had no physical proof that he gassed her. I'll join that protest. (I'll even bring my own Klondike bar and enough for the first 5 other people who ask...how many are in a box?)

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Ceallach 8 years ago

badger, feel better soon -- just be sure it isn't the avian flu -- it would be so bad to be the one who started the PANDEMIC the prophets of doom are so sure will eventually hit the US of A :)

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

I have never rued the day I responded "FINE", nor can I fathom ever.

Yes, she is undoubtedly beautiful, talented and copiously endowed with many postitive and steadfast traits.

She would have been worth any amount of crumpled, rumpled cash in my front pocket. ( I may not know where my wallet is, but I always know where my jeans are.

BUT... I still have a hang-up with the knife incident.

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Ceallach 8 years ago

MD: He tried the same thing with my granddaughter! Maybe we should picket his place -- my daughter did not take her back for the follow-up appointment. When a 5 year old has bruises on her cheeks from visiting the dentist, something is wrong! I can't believe so many mothers will allow that office to keep them out of the room while their child is being checked/treated. My g-daughter was so upset when she went to another dentist he suggested that my daughter hold her while he checked her and that worked really well. After having one visit with him she was no longer afraid of dental visits (to him), and he wasn't even labeled "pediatric" dentist!

I would join picketing protests outside the other guy's office . . . for a Klondike bar!!

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SpeedRacer 8 years ago

OMB - I've never seen a video like that, it's pretty cool technology.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Badger, sorry to hear you're sick. Have a Klondike bar, when you're feeling better.

A certain pediatric specialist office semi-sedated my son in Topeka , refused to let me in the room (or I would have known this wouldn't work with him), and four of them manhandled him for a few hours. When they finally let me see him, they told me they had tried to clean his teeth with water, (something I knew was a health threat to him and wouldn't work, idiots, they were supposed to know what they were doing with his condition), and they had gotten no more done on him than I could do at home, no meds, in less time.No fighting. But, after that ordeal, he wouldn't even let ME into his mouth anymore. Thanks specialist! Now we HAVE to knock him out completely to do a good job, I can only do minor stuff at home. Plus, my other son caught strep waiting in the waiting room all that time, a double whammy. (Toddler, at home all the time, no other exposure chances.)

I know who you're talking about here in Lawrence, when they told me I wasn't allowed in the exam room, we walked out. That tacit may work with most kids, but not with mine. Off to the store, maybe we'll get some Klondike bars..no, those have carbs! I'm on protein only LOL.

I notice they got Trinity pretty quickly...sorry kiddo!, have a Klondike bar with Bailey's or that licorce one and mint, yum!

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

Reticent, Yes, I agree there is nothing wrong with a strong willed woman. Did you miss the word "needy?" If you were forced, lured, and trapped by a strong willed (and undoubtedly beautiful) woman, this indicates that she was simply tired of waiting for you to ask. Was she worth the $40 socks?;) I'm thinking she was...for a Klondike Bar!

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Harry_Manback 8 years ago

Giant Panda's comment...wtf??

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Harry_Manback 8 years ago

Ewww...Randy hasn't been to the dentist in 7 or 8 years?!?! I feel guilty cause I haven't been in about 8 months!

But I really don't think eating candy for one school year would cause 9 cavities, unless you stopped brushing. I drink a lot of pop (I know, it's bad...) and I haven't had a cavity in years because I brush 2-3 times a day.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

S.S., nothing wrong with a strong willed woman, I was forced, lured, and trapped by one.

Hmmm.. Katie in leather... eating a Klondike bar.....

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Another story to back up the reporter. My daughter had great teeth at each free summer check up. Then she went to SWJH, and some teacher there started throwing them a piece of candy each time they got a correct answer. I kept finding candy ALL OVER her room. I wasn't buying it for her, and she didn't get out to buy it herself, so she was getting it somewhere at school, machines, something. Anyway, I had to take her for a check up, and our family dentist had retired. So I went to the one in a certain shoping center with a grocery store really close to 23rd and Clinton Pkwy.(That close enough?) I told them I wanted the free summer check up they offered. They said she would need xrays, since she had never had any,so the doctor could do a thorough exam. I was really broke at the time, but they basically demanded it. Okay, we would do the xray.

So we waited, and went in to the xray person. She said, so are you all done with your cleaning? I said, "No, we're just getting and exam and xrays." She said, Oh no, we have to have the teeth cleaned first, so the xrays will be clear, the teeth HAVE to be cleaned first!" Okay, how much...Okay, so we go and wait to see the hygienist. She says, Okay, so you're done with your xrays! I said, No, she said we have to have the teeth cleaned first, to the xrays will be clear. She said Oh no, we have to have the xrays first, so we will know where they need to be cleaned! At this point I said, I demand to see the office manager, and the dentist NOW!

I explained, I came in with the listing for the normal Lawrence Dentists offer for free summer check ups, and your people can't get their sales pitches straight. This is rediculous. That visit cost me around $200. They said she had 9 cavities and also needed sealant. It would be over $2000. I had to go get her a Ks Medical card, took her to another dentist who accepted it, and he said she had four cavities, the other things he saw didn't need any treatment, the sealant would take care of everything else. This is now the same dentist office that can't tell me if Healthwave will cover a checkup and cleaning.

I just don't get it. These people turn in claims all the time. Either their services are covered for kids, or their not. They CONTRACT with the state. It's pretty cut and dried. They don't get to charge more, if the state pays less. It's either, we accept it or not. They should know. Period. They see kids all the time. Pretty stupid to not be able to answer that question.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

Reticent, You know what's wrong with Katie. Sure, she may look good, but the girl is a needy control freak! So, go ahead and look all you want. My advice is not to touch. (I believe she is quite fertile.)

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nomorebobsplease 8 years ago

When my boys were small, one of them had some bad cavities and needed dental work. I took him originally to a sadisic butcher of a pediatric dentist that works in Lawrence where they wanted to strap him down and force his mouth open and do the work. Or use a surgury room in LMH to knock him out completely to do it. Needless to say I left. After searching, I found a wonderful pediatric office in Topeka that will do consious sedation-and my kids went there for several years. Wonderful people! They are not afraid of the dentist now (and would have been if that jerk had worked on them), and have transitioned to a regular dentist just fine.

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

You know, I don't even live in the Dictatorship of Severe Weather (Sponsored by Katie Horner) and I would enjoy going to Austin for a while. I did get to visit once (my brother was in northern TX for a while, and we drove down to Austin for a couple days), but it was a short visit.

The bats are pretty cool.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

Whats wrong with Katie Horner? she stirs my loins

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Tony Kisner 8 years ago

I firmly believe that when the Dentists all meet in Las Vegas each year for their annual convention to learn new skills, the busiest room is the "Practice Enhancement" room. This is where some really cleaver practitioner comes up with a new non-necessary procedure to create a new revenue stream. From now on when I go to the Dentist I will start poor mouthing my financial situation so they don't get the idea that there is gold to be dug in my mouth. Although necessary this profession is close to becoming as ethical as chiropractors.

Our kid's Dentist recently sent us a note that if we did not set up our 3 month cleaning appointment they would drop us as a client. I think I'll approach my clients the same way, "if you don't give me some billable hours for some unnecessary work I'll quit calling on you." I'll see how that business model works.

Invest in good floss and a brush, and save yourself some real cash.

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badger 8 years ago

You know, you all can come down to the People's Republic of Austin and avoid the Midwest Death. We're pretty safe here, unless you have a phobia of live music. Then, then we're pretty seriously doomy.

However, if you do all truck down to Hippietown, I'd advise you to avoid badgers. Certain of the badgers in Austin are home sick with a 100 degree fever today. Last night, it was 102 and there were mild hallucinations, but today it's all just ginger ale and birdsong. I really hope those birds are actually there.

For a Klondike Bar.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

Has anyone but me noticed that Thursday seems to be the preferred day to die in KS?...for a Klondike Bar?

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Oh MD, I loved your story. Rough edges doth not fun make! VERY CUTE!

I think you should turn that in to Readers Digest, for a Klondike bar.

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fleeba 8 years ago

Dentists don't like me, i don't need to go to them. Dentures, several years ago due to a herditary degrade of bones and teeth. The didn't want to pull all my teeth, just wanted to keep crowning and capping them, but of course, then they wouldn't keep getting money if they just pulled them :)

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audvisartist 8 years ago

Here are some resources for those of you that are without dental insurance and looking for a reduced rate:

http://www.dcdclinic.org/resources.html

The Douglas County Dental Clinic is the only clinic here in Lawrence that offers services at a reduced fee. We're a non-profit clinic and we don't get any federal or state grants so we rely on private grants, donations, and patient payments to offer the reduced fees. To be seen at the clinic you need to be a Douglas County resident, have no dental insurance, and meet income guidelines. You can call us up at 785-312-7770 for more information on the clinic and our guidelines.

The resource list that I mentioned above includes other clinics in Topeka and Kansas City that also serve patients. The Marian Clinic in Topeka is a great place to go for reduced dental fees and there's also a free clinic in Kansas City that does dental work free of charge.

And for those of you that are curious, yes we do accept Klondike bars. But not in lieu of payment. ;)

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

Oh, okay, I know what you're talking about now. When the revolution comes, those people will be the first up against the wall.

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bankboy119 8 years ago

I just got back from the dentist actually. I go every 6 months.

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Gootsie 8 years ago

The first time I watched it they were there.

The second time, they were gone.

The creature apparently got them.

For a Klondike bar.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

There are 2 people floating above the web page selling something.

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

What the heck are you guys seeing? That's common old channel 13. Kinda like channel 5 in KC, but without Katie Horner.

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Bob = Who's the sweet thing with her Sugar Daddy?

Sarge - Yes, the potential for death is never far off here in the great Midwest.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 8 years ago

In my mind the word "dentist" brings two visions: Orin Scrivello, DDS , and Dr. Christian 'The White Angel' Szell. 10 years, 8 months, and 3 or 4 odd days ago on August 1st, 1995 at 10:30 am, was the last date that I reclined in a dentist chair, and was subjected to the "caine" smell. Before the "Cleaning" (ie. torture) was finished, one of the chair arms was ripped from its mounting, and the hygenist was curled up, sobbing and mumbling in a partition corner. Though no formal restraining order was issued, I do believe that I was banned from any communication and or contact with that dental office. I do however brush 4-5 times daily, floss 2-3 times daily. But i will not ever again subject myself to the sadistic sounds and smells that reside in a dental office.

Orin Scrivello, DDS: [singing] "I thrill when I drill a bicuspid / It's swell though they tell me I'm mal-ad-just-ed"., "I find a little giggle-gas before I begin gives me immense pleasure. "

Dr. Christian 'The White Angel' Szell: "Does that hurt? I should think it would. You should take better care of your teeth.", "Is it safe?"

Oil of cloves anyone?

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

omb - tell those creepy people at the bottom of your link to shut up.

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sunflower_sue 8 years ago

After my beloved Dentist since childhood passed away, I quit going for quite a long time...years, in fact. I finally caved and tried a new dentist. Well, I should say dental hygenist as the actual dentist didn't clean my teeth. But, anyway, after measuring, x-raying, etc...she told me that I did such a great job taking care of my teeth that I didn't need to go but once every other year or so. My kiddies, however, go every 6 like they're supposed to...for a Klondike Bar!

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juscin3 8 years ago

hahaha funny Gootsie, but good idea! brb makes list go to store pick up klondikes and batteries go to radio shack get radio pick up tomorrows newspaper to see if someone died from storm and set it beside the bed

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

Come on down to Space City, it's safe like houses here, well, except for 10-foot gators & the hurricanes. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=4059366

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Gootsie 8 years ago

We're going to die again? Darn - that's three. Six more and we're in big trouble. If I'm still in KC this afternoon, am I going to die?

Did you all run out and buy your crank radios for a Klondike bar in bed?

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juscin3 8 years ago

Multi, that is too funny! Ya know, I would be thinking just that let alone actually saying it. But hey, if you or your ins. are payin for something to get done, then it needs to be done the way you want it. Not the way the dentist wants it. I have gotten to the point where we are going to a different dentist. I don't understand how ins. will only cover so much when you are supposed to be granted 2 cleanings per year. Everytime I go in every six months just for a cleaning, it doesn't get paid 100%. Why??? I can't stand the receptionist that my dentist has and therefore I have decided to go somewhere else. I am not going to go in there and see someone with an attitude just because I need to make an appointment for myself as well as for my kids all at the same time. That's what she's there for! She gives me a sigh and gets frustrated because she has to schedule 3 peeps. It's not like she's goin anywhere!!! If I was to go in there again, maybe I need to ask her to schedule the appointments and offer her a Klondike bar!!! Maybe that's why she has the attitude..lol

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

It seems you guys down there die at least once a week.

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kansas_prairieland 8 years ago

TOB,

Yes! It's true! The forecast for this afternoon is calling for some potentially nasty weather!

Oooooooooh!!!!!!!!!!

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

UMKC's dental clinic if you live in KC. I believe they charge a small fee.


I've just been informed that we are all going to die today. Get your water, duct tape, handguns, Klondike bars, and clean underwear ready.

Seriously, one of the radio stations out of KC (980?) said that if you live in an apartment you need to find better shelter for this afternoon. And then they followed that gem up with, "not to scare you or anything."

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Giant_Panda 8 years ago

Giant Panda loves going to the dentist!

For Giant Panda, going to the dentist means a little vacation time from the zoo!

Giant Panda doesn't get to leave the zoo too much.

And when Giant Panda is at the dentist, Giant Panda gets to sit in the "Giant Panda chair"!!!

Giant Panda's dentist is very kind and he always gives Giant Panda a free "Giant Panda toothbrush" after every visit!

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Douglas County Dental Clinic can help you if you are uninsured, for a Klondike bar.

(thanks MD!)

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Ron, you can get email for a Klondike bar.

Gootise, you forgot LOL

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Douglas County Dental Clinic can help you if you are uninsured.

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char 8 years ago

I haven't been to a dentist since moving to Lawrence. I need to though, since my wisdom teeth are coming in, and I was told years ago by the dentist who took care of my teeth from childhood that there isn't enough room. I can already see one tooth looking a little out of place.

But I don't have dental insurance. So, could I get some recommendations from y'all? Which dentist in Lawrence do you recommend?

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Gootsie 8 years ago

Every six months. I love getting them cleaned.

I think we should leave Boog alone, don't you?

And I have the Delta too, for a Klondike bar.

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

I don't know if you have the same option there, but the University of Michigan dental school sees patients for very low prices. It's good for both sides of the deal: patients get inexpensive dental services, and students get real experience.

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Lib_ee12 8 years ago

Don - I actually saw Mr. Boog the last time I went to the dentist. He was getting his teeth cleaned in the chair next to mine. I was feeling very proud because my dental hygenist was raving about how great my teeth looked, while I could hear Boog's hygenist lecture him about regular brushings and floss. I couldn't help but giggle a little.

By the way, I'm a very good six month patient!

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kansas_prairieland 8 years ago

..................just something to think about, folks!!!

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kansas_prairieland 8 years ago

Several years ago I read an article in Reader's Digest about how a reporter did an undercover investigation concerning dentistry. Over the course of 6 months he visited roughly 30 different dentists in several different states. All he told each dentist was that he wanted a cleaning and a check up....no work done on his teeth. And with each visit used a different name. Anyway, there were very few of the 30 dentists that agree with what was wrong with his teeth. Some dentists told him that his teeth were fine, some said he had a cavity or two, some said he had a cavity or two----but the so-called cavities were located in different teeth than a previous dentist had said there were!!

Bottom line....(and this was the reporter's main point)....there seems to be quite a few dentists in this world who may honestly think that they know what they are doing.......but probably don't!!! And that's a scary thought!!! Oh, sure, some of the dentists that this reporter went to were probably liars/scam-artists.....but the reporter said that most probably just didn't know what they were doing. And since most people don't have the time and/or the money to shop around for a dentist (should they move to a new area/town).....most people simply take their chances with whatever dentist they end up going to. When you go to a particular dentist for the first time.....you assume that he or she is accurate when he or she tells you that you have two cavities that need to be filled......but all you have is that dentist's word....you end up trusting him or her (and crossing your fingers while you're at it!!)......Unless, of course, you go to a second or third dentist in your area and try to get a "consensus" as to what the condition of your teeth is really like!!

But like the reporter said, sometimes you can go to multiple dentists.....and still not be able to build a consensus as to what the deal is with your teeth!!! And like I said earlier......most people just don't have the time or the money to go to several dentists over such a short period of time!!!

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sgtwolverine 8 years ago

Medical professionals and I do not get along. Perhaps my attitude soured from too many doctor visits when I was young.

But eating too many Klondike bars would mean a dentist visit for sure!

(Oh, Ron, yeah, I caught parts of the game yesterday. Two games into the season, the Tigers are doing everything to prove my cynicism wrong. I am cynical about them because of their recent history, but I also really do want to see them win. If Pudge can hit consistently and cameraman-hater Kenny Rogers lasts...well, who knows.)

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quitbitchin 8 years ago

once every 14-15 years and heavily sedated.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Careful Trinity, they busted my chops on klondike bar jokes yesterday!

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

I was just told by my coworker, that I have to officially tell the story of my last visit to the dentist, briefly mentioned before. (Sort of like the end of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour where they nudge each other on to tell something). I had a filling put in, and as they now do, they work from two different sides of the tooth, mine, a bottom molar. The dentist asked, How does that feel? I felt, and could still feel roughness. He felt, and said,"That will wear down with time." I asked him to please smooth it more. So he did. This repeated a few times. When he, not understanding why I didn't want to just wait for this to take months to wear down on it's own...(keep in mind, his female young assistant was sitting on the other side of my head)...I turned my big blue eyes right up into his eyes looking down into mine and said, "Let's just say, there are some sensitive body parts that a person wouldn't want rubbing against that repeatedly...take time, think about it if you have to". And gave him this Mona Lisa smile. He forced himself to maintain composure, just the tiniest wrinkle at the corners of his eyes, the frozen lips and a slight coloring of his face, but his assistant broke out into a laugh. So he then smoothed it some more. His shoulders did chuckle a little at that point. I just couldn't resist. I figured he needed something to talk with his partners later!

What I hate, is when you go in to get your child a regular check up, and they say, so you want to schedule a cleaning? I say, no, I said a check up. And we proceed to argue for 10 minutes. Remember when you went in for a school check up and they told you if you needed a cleaning or not? I never did, I took care of my teeth. My kids were fine too. Now they seem to think it's their right to charge a fee to clean teeth that don't need cleaning.Overhead. And they won't tell you if your insurance will cover it or not. Even though they work with that insurance all the time. Sigh. So, my child got no check up.I tried!

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trinity 8 years ago

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one_more_bob 8 years ago

It's important to be regular, especially when you are seeing your dentist.

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trinity 8 years ago

tob, i've got the proud sponsor of the Jayhawk Basketball team for my dental insurance, too! they're mostly great&affordable-but i've been socked with some reealllly high co-pays on certain procedures.

to quote pee-wee herman (peewee's big adventure); BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH, HEHE-HEHEHE. (my best typed peewee impression!) :)

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

It should just become a standard that if anyone wants to do something, they have to add "for a klondike bar" after it.

Kind of like adding "in bed" at the end of a fortune from a fortune cookie.

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

Multi - I haven't been there, but it sounds like a good analogy.

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

Delta Dental - sponsor of the two and a half minute pregame show. I always find it funny when the pregame comes on because it is something like this:

"Welcome to the Delta Dental Pregame Show!" "Here is your starting lineups for tonight" Reads opponents starting lineup Reads KU's starting lineup "Thank you for watching the Delta Dental Pregame Show!"

It's great.

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Multidisciplinary 8 years ago

Ron, Early this morning while working, I recalled yesterday's Klondike bar inspiration of yours. I was wondering, have you ever been to a trout hatchery, where they broadcast feed the fish? And where, if you just wave your arm over the water pools, the fish will strike the top of the water, repeatedly? I was imagining you sitting at your computer thinking, "What can I wave over the OTS posters, just to make them strike today?.... Ah, YES!, A KLONDIKE BAR !"

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The_Original_Bob 8 years ago

Sure do. Fortunately I have Delta Dental, sponsor of Jayhawk Basketball. I'm not sure how people without insurance afford the dentist.

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RonBurgandy 8 years ago

Weird, I am going to the dentist this afternoon actually. Get out of my head ljworld...ahh.

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l_eustacy 8 years ago

The best floss in the work is Glide.

It's made of Goretex and is virtually unbreakable.

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inmate 8 years ago

I do some of the work myself.

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jonas 8 years ago

Hell yeah! Look at all these! You think these are easy to clean?

http://www.veronica-vega.com/horseteeth.jpg

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rightthinker 8 years ago

Judging from some of the grills I see, theres' a lotta people may have never been to a dentist.

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blue73harley 8 years ago

Yes.

How about the dentist that is offering "sedation dentistry"? The ads make it seem like having your teeth drilled is fun...if you take a few pills first.

I used to have a dentist, who unfortunately does not take my current insurance, that was a gas. He did not spare the nitrous. That was a pleasant experience. Lots of laughs in fact.

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DonQuipunch 8 years ago

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