Thursday, June 28, 2007

Patient says

Me : Do you have high blood pressure?

Patient: I only have high blood pressure when I come to the dentist.


Me : Do you have any heart condition?

Patient: My wife said I don't have a heart.


Me : Are you allergic to anything?

Patient: I'm allergic to dentist.


Patient: I hate dentist.

Me : I hate patient.

Patient: *stunned*


Blogger s0hp0h said...

lol.. i HATE patient..

30/6/07 7:13 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mommy, D.D.S. said...

awesome, i should try that one!

3/7/07 10:55 pm  
Blogger Pope Terry said...

Ha... I knew it dentists are evil...

it must be weird having people constantly being nervous around you while you work.

4/7/07 6:56 pm  
Blogger bunkowilly said...

Well, patients often like that. They often refuse to believe that what you advise to them is good. I try to spend extra time to do a good job, and usually the annoying comment is "Why is it taking so long?"

But on the flip side, dentistry often does have its fearsome moments, so to commiserate or joke with the patient next time, just say "I hate dentists too!" You will both have a good laugh about it!

6/7/07 1:45 am  
Blogger Dr. Mommy, D.D.S. said...

OMG, OMG, i just tried that on a patient yesterday!!! he came in and said, "you know, i really like dentists as people, but i rally, really hate dentists, know what i mean?" and i laughed said, "oh, i know exactly what you mean! i really like patients as people, too, but they drive me CRAZY when i have to work on them!so i totaly sympathize!" and he started laughing and was like, "huh?". i think he was stunned at the exchange, but it was a terriffic ice breaker. for extra punishment i sent him to the periodontist for crown lengthening ;-)

8/7/07 10:58 pm  
Blogger Lady_T said...

Went to the dentist recently; First time in ages but I wasnt really that nervous. Don't hate dentists, they're just doing their job and we're not forced to go to them are we really...

9/7/07 7:52 am  
Anonymous RSA Dentist said...

Some patients have the tightest lips about their medical conditions - you literally have to wrestle their high blood pressure problem out of them, while others OVERSHARE their medical problems to the max. I have in-depth knowldege of a patient's prostate surgery (just short of him offering to let me do a prostate examination on him) and his wife's bladder surgery (I wonder if she knows that her husband shares her deepest, darkest medical secrets with anyone who will listen...)
Aside from the time and try-to-keep-a-sraight-face factor, I suppose oversharing is better than undersharing!

13/7/07 12:18 am  
Blogger Catmoves said...

Hilarious. I am imagining a female dentist asking a man to open his mouth. ROFL.
If I still lived in Brisso, I'd probably look you up.

27/8/07 6:04 am  
Blogger Dr Sasha said...

Well, my patients never say they hate dentists (in Serbian language it would sound terrible and unpolite) but they often say they're afraid. Then I say I'm afraid, too.

RSA Dentist said:
"Some patients have the tightest lips about their medical conditions"

That's true. Here, you wouldn't get much info when you ask directly if he/she has any illness. But there's a trick (it works perfectly on older peolpe): if you ask what medications they take, you'll get more than a detailed info on their medical history.

Dr Sasha

27/8/07 11:24 am  
Blogger Meg Wolff said...

Great sense of HUMOR..but DARK!!! I like it. Fortunately I grew up with a great dentist, so have no awful memories...well, not many...not dentists anyway!

Do you ever feel that what they are actually telling you is...I'm afraid, tread gently?

My sister wants your site!!!

15/9/07 2:52 am  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Hello Dentist Down Under - Is this now a defunct blog? I just came across it and loved all your entries - you are very witty and have a great sense of humour. Just wondering if you would be posting anything more?? I have recently gone to see a dentist and now am obsessed with reading up on all dental related articles - unfortunately (and serves me right) have a lot of dental work :(

12/2/08 4:27 pm  

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