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Old Apr 15 2011, 09:14 AM   #5

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Default Re: dental work complete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year (1961) that I had my crowns done I logged up 124 hours in the chair in one year. The work was done by the students at the Dental Department of Guys Hospital, London and the time was so long because every time they'd done the next bit we had to wait for the lecturer to come and pass it. I was there so much I used to go out with them for coffee mid-morning and, on a couple of occasions, competed for them in road races.

My worst horror story was on my honeymoon (1970), my bride had an abcess so we went to the only dentist in the area. He had Parkinson's and I had to hold his wrists steady so that he could carry out the treatment.
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