Do your patients sing your praises?

I received this last week from a client, Neil Cooper,  whose patient sent him a testimonial in the form of a song:
The Implant Song
Well, said my dentist, I’ve some pretty bad news:
your tooth’s up the creek and I’m afraid you must choose:
between one on a denture you can pop in and out
OR what’s called ‘an implant’ that’ll last just about
til you’re dead as a dodo or perhaps a bit more
as it’s bomb-proof and fail-safe fixed there in your jaw.
They’ll fit a rod of titanium into the bone
and fix a false tooth to it – looks just like your own.
And when it’s all finished you’ll be gobsmacked I’m sure
at how brilliant it is and be back for six more!
Hmmmmn, I replied…then a quite lengthy pause…
as I felt round my face and patted my jaws,
Will it hurt much, I ventured? And is it quite dear?
I’m a terrible wimp and feel nauseous with fear!
He smiled reassuringly and replied: No and Yes.
We’ll arrange an appointment which, I should guess,
will allay all those worries and you’ll go straight ahead
for a brilliant new smile that’ll knock ‘em all dead.
So I did. And I’ve got it. And I feel really smashing
even tho’ my poor bank balance has taken a bashing.
But it’s worth it and I’m beaming with a marvelous smile
done by Neil, the ace dentist, who’s best by a mile.
And if you, too, are hesitant to take the same path
I assure you it’s painless and soon you will laugh
and you’ll feel, just like me – quite over the moon,
so go visit Neil Cooper and make it real soon!


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.