Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: dental patient

  • The last of the “just”

    R. Steinberg Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States   Photography by Mauro Quercia   My dentist approached the chair to crown one of my favorite teeth. I am a retired orthopedic surgeon, and a fearful dental patient. I smiled sadly, and opened. When she removed the swab, I proposed a challenge. “Could you get through one day of…