Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dr. Molar's Office

One of my favorite places to visit in my school is the 4 year-old Kindergarten room. There is always such great learning going on. The kids are adorable, very funny, and super creative. I have had special moments with this class since the beginning of the year and I think they get excited when I come to visit too!

The K4's have an imaginative play area that changes focus every couple weeks or so. These last two weeks they have been learning about teeth and dental health. Their play area last week was Dr. Molar's Dental Office! I received a special invitation to get my teeth assessed from Dr. Molar; so I made a special visit to the dentist office. (For those of you who really know me and my feeling about dentists....these pictures will amaze you! :-) ) And now without further adieu...

Sr. Katy's Visit To Dr. Molar's Office

I traveled down to the K4 room and I came in and announced, "I have a tooth ache! Does anyone know what I should do?" Thankfully, several of the Kindergartner's came to my assistance and gave me some good advice. They told me to go to Dr. Molar's office! At that...4 kids quickly went over to the office space and got on the appropriate outfits.

One of the students led me to the office and told me that Dr. Molar would take good care of me. I was greeted by Dr. Molar's hygienist who told me I could sit down. She said the first thing she had to do was clean my teeth. She did an excellent job! Then she got the tooth counter and counted them. At first she thought I only had 21 teeth, but her assistant quickly reminded her that I was a grown-up; she told me, "Oh...you have 32." Then her assistant (who was at the computer) clicked a few keys and told me that the pictures of my mouth were on the "web page" (pretty high tech if you ask me).

Then it was time for me to see Dr. Molar. He came in and greeted me. He looked in my mouth and his hygienist said, "I'm sorry that you need to get all of your bottom teeth removed." Concerned I replied, "All of my bottom teeth? Wow...I'm a little nervous about that." She said, "Oh they'll grow back," and then smiled and said, "Oops, your a grown-up they won't. Sorry Sister."

The assistant at the computer acknowledge that I was nervous and said, "What's your phone number? I'll call your mom because you are nervous." I was grateful and replied, "Oh thank you. My number is 555-1286 and my mom's name is Jill." He dialed and said, "Hi Jill, Sister Katy is in our office and she's scared can you come?" He hung up and reassured me that my mom, Jill will come and help me.

Then Dr. Molar and his hygienist made sure that I understood why it was so important to get all of these teeth removed! They showed me all of my broken teeth on the X-ray. Then it was time...the hygienist said she'd hold my hand and that it would only hurt a little bit. Dr. Molar put on the special glove and he removed all of my bottom teeth.

I thanked him and everyone else for taking such good care of me. The office assistant made sure to show me the teeth that were giving me trouble. "We'll get those all cleaned up for you, Sister Katy," he said. (And you don't think they listen when they go to the dentist!)

Dr. Molar said, "Don't forget to pay..that's what you have to do when you go to the dentist." I asked how much it cost and they couldn't agree if it was $4, $2, or if I receive free dental care, so they had a little conference. Finally the hygienist said to me, "I know...because it's Sister Katy I think we should pay her for coming to Dr. Molar's office." I made sure to tell her she should run for President someday with that health care plan!

Wow...such great dental care...I left with 1/2 of my teeth missing and they were paying me! I was very impressed with the attentiveness and care of the staff there. If I ever have problems with the teeth I have left...I'll make sure to come back!

The End

And that my friends...is one of the JOYS of being a principal...those kiddos make my days!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm DYING! How cute are they?

-Sarah :)

Ms.Chris said...

Love your story- sounds like you are at a great school- they are very blessed to have you as their patient.
Makes me miss teaching my K4 kids at St.G's- I live in another state but found your blog and thought I would check it out.
Ms. Chris

Ms.Chris said...

Hi Sister Katy,
I love your story about Dr. Molar's office- sounds like you are at a wonderful school- what a blessing!! Makes me think of the great times I had teaching at St. G's!! Miss it there along with all the great kids and my K5 pals!
Ms. Chris