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1,067 - Major Dental Work

January 9th, 2015

Episode 186 of 489 episodes

Some people say that going out on a first date can be as painful as root canal. Find out if that’s really true in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:16 Explanations: 3:21 Fast dialog: 17:30 Sadie: Hi, I’m Sadie. You must be Gordon. Gordon: Yes, I am. It’s nice to meet you. It’s a little strange to be set up, isn’t it? Sadie: It was nice of Felina and Jaime to arrange this date. Gordon: It was. Jaime told me that you’re a dentist. Is that right? Sadie: Yes. Gordon: That must be interesting work. Sadie: Well, I think so. Just today, I did a root canal and removed a set of wisdom teeth. Oh, but you wouldn’t want to hear about that. Gordon: Sure, I do. I want to get to know you better. Sadie: In that case, since I live in a small town, I do basic dental work, but also act as a periodontist, oral surgeon, and orthodontist when the need arises. Gordon: Wow, that’s a lot of dental knowledge to keep up on. Sadie: I don’t mind. One day, it’s cavities and crowns, and the next, extractions, bridgework, dentures, implants, and inlays. I had a very interesting case the other day... Gordon: Go on. Sadie: It’s a little unpleasant, maybe not good dinner conversation. Gordon: Maybe you’re right. It’s not always a good idea to talk shop over dinner. Sadie: Felina didn’t mention what you did for a living. Gordon: I’m a proctologist. Sadie: Ah, I see your point. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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