“No offence Dylan, but I really DON’T like dentists.”
I hear this a lot and it breaks my dental heart – but then it is usually followed up by:
“Don’t take it personally, I’m just VERY nervous…”
Then my achey-breaky dental heart feels a little bit better!
I never take it personally anymore because I see it as an opportunity to help someone get over their fear of dentists. And it makes me VERY happy, excited even, when I achieve it.