Halloween Traditions at Bell Family Dentistry
As many of you know it has been a tradition in our dental office to dress up for Halloween on the days we work for the last 34 years. Halloween will fall on Friday this year, and since I no longer work Fridays, I will not be in the dental office dressed up. We know how disappointing this is to some who come by to see what foolish costumes I have come up with every year, from toothpaste tube to Mrs. Doubtfire, so I went into to the history books and found a picture of my classic outfit as the tooth fairy in 1981 when I first opened my office. I share it with you along with a story, about what happened that day when I discovered:
Not everyone likes the tooth fairy
We try not to appoint new patients on Halloween, but when we do, we always let them know we dress up. Back in 1981 a new patient called whose family were all patients. He was a big time executive for an international company. We informed him that we dress up for Halloween. He replied that he was always in costume. He sounded like he had a sense of humor, so we appointed him on Halloween. I put together an outfit as the tooth fairy including a tiara, wand, blond wig,wings, sparkles and a beautiful pink lamiae gown. The look was stunning.
When I made my entrance into the room the look on his face told me I had lost him. I tried my best to recover, but I knew he obviously did not like the tooth fairy. He never came back. My theory is that as a child the tooth fairy never came for his teeth. His family continued as patients.
You can drop the office and check out Dr. Brandon Bell and staff Halloween costumes.