The Dumbfounded Dentist

I hadn't been to the dentist for 7 or 8 years.  My walking partner and good friend had just taken a job at a fabulous dental clinic nearby, and my friend encouraged me to make an appointment.

I loved the dentist and all his staff immediately.  Although I had no cavities, the dentist announced that I had advanced periodontal disease.  Further, he said that I needed surgery.

Well, I decided that he was mistaken, and set about, not doing much of anything really, to change the course of treatment that this wonderful dentist had in mind for me.