Yesterday I went to the dentist. I had planned to make a comment about this yesterday, but it turned out to be a busy day.
I had been on the waiting list to see the dentist since my last visit in October of 2007. In October of 2008, I put my name back on the waiting list... one has to wait for a year after visiting the dentist before getting back onto the list.
Last week, my name came up, and so I went to see the dentist again, more than two years after the last time. I had had a problem in the meantime, and I'd phoned the clinic, but since it could be managed with panadol, it was not an emergency. Yesterday, the previous repair was adjusted and I can bite with all of my teeth now. My teeth are just fine.
I left with a letter informing me that I can get back on the waiting list in twelve months time, and with the current length of the waiting list, I should be able to see the dentist again in mid 2012!