I've been scared of dentists ever since I found out what they do. But today I was cracking jokes and using light hearted banter like "Your're not going to hurt me are you? Are you???" in my usual fashion. I have now reached the time of life where anything health related is probably followed by "..for your age". As in "You've got quite good teeth. For your age". So I have good teeth. For my age. For now.
They were collecting data for their (gulp) computerised surgery system. I hope their process is as smooth next time I go.