Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Dentist in the World

So the Peace Corps is having me get another dental exam. Last year I got my dental exam and x-rays on May 6th and PC says that a PC applicants records need to be updated after a year. Since I leave May 31st, I'll have to get a couple new x-rays and a check-up for my records. I called the best dentist in the world, Dr. Jay Lamb, and asked if he could check out my teeth again for no charge. His assistant said "no problem" that he is glad the PC asked for another check-up since I had a couple problem areas. What a nice dentist. I'm really really hoping the problem areas haven't turned into cavities...especially since I chew excessive amounts of Big Red.

For my last free check-up, I sent my dentist and his assistant a thank you card. A thank you card was somewhat pathetic since he spent 30 minutes explaining my x-rays and telling me about his dental trips to developing countries. He also showed me a picture of him giving free check-ups to people in Central America..they were all sitting outside in plastic chairs while he pulled teeth and fixed them all up. What a good guy! This time, I'm thinking his generosity deserves a bigger thank you...maybe I'll send flowers to his staff or something.


  1. Oh man! I got my dental exam last year on May 16 thinking I was leaving in February. I'm afraid I'm going to have to get another exam...and I'm also afraid I won't have such a nice dentist. haha. I'll keep my fingers crossed! Hope you're doing well - oh did you see the new member of our FB group??

  2. Yeah, I'm going to call PC and ask about the regular medical records too. I'll let you know what I find out. My doctor isn't as easy to deal with as my dentist, so I'm hoping I won't have to get another check-up. So happy that we have another member of our fb group...it will be nice to have an idea of what to expect.

  3. I wish my dentist was your dentist, since he's giving you a check-up for free. Well, it's the thought that counts, right? I think the thank you card is a lovely idea.

    -Elizabeth Cull

  4. It is our privilege to welcome you to our office where we believe the finest periodontal and implant care is provided. Our office was originally built in 1926 as a home by the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers. We converted into our office in 1984, while painstakingly preserving its historical integrity. It is now a part of the history of Venice, Florida.

  5. You're very lucky to have a kind and generous dentist like Dr. Lamb. I wish more dentists are like him - understanding of every patient's needs. Good luck on your mission in Lesotho.

    Darrin Husak