Joe the Plummer needed 2 crowns one on a upper back tooth and one on a lower back tooth. Cost $900 each. 1800 total. Dentist said it could take all day for both of them, or He could have them done on 2 separate day appointments. He decided to be miserable for 1 day, miss 1 day of work and just get it done quick as possible.
He Went in prepared to stay all day. Mouth all numb, Eyes closed trying to relax an be still as his mouth gets stretched twice its normal size. 3hours pass the dentist slides his chair back and says all done! I he patient was amazed and happy to be done so soon. 2 crowns in record time. Talking with a numb tongue is hard but he had to know how the dentist did it so fast....he ask the dentist....who replayed,
My assistant helped and every thing fit no modifications.
The Plummer was so happy he would be able to enjoy dinner.
Then he said,
Hey! Shouldn't I get a discount it didn't take you as long as you said, you get to go early !! You saved 3 or 4 hours work!The dentist smiled and said thank you lets go home. Plummer said no wait I am serious why should I pay you all that money $1800 it only took you half the time. At that the dentist started getting angry. And said,
I worked as fast as I could got extra help, was prepared with all the materials I may need, an God blesses the job so everything got done in record tine. The COST is the sane. My education my light bill my continuing education classes company insurance licenses the office phones paper ink these dentist chairs Carols salary for answering the phone and scheduling your expensive appointment, the cotton balls stuffed in your mouth, everything is the same. Except you get to go home early and enjoy dinner to night with a normal mouth. Instead of being happy and comfortable a few hours earlier than you expected, you complain and want a credit. Unbelievable.
Next time I will charge you more, fill your month with so much numbing that you will be numb for 2 days and keep you in the chair for 8 hours so you will feel you got your money's worth.
Some people do not appreciate good professional service.
Written By My friend Bob the Dentist