There are certain poses unique to any profession. Military personnel stand at attention and salute. A race car driver sits at the wheel with hands at ten-and-two. Dentists have a plethora of poses that are unique to them. Some of my favorites are depicted above.
There are times in one’s life when one must let out what is inside. I’m probably not the only one who has re-worded songs to fit a dental theme and sang them to a patient (albeit without the flair of my friend Dr. Molar) but I am probably the only one brave enough to admit it. Anyway…
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Whatever works, right? Just make sure you give them the human treats…
Christmas came early this year and Santa was dressed up as the mail lady. The present? A hard copy of The Dental Arch featuring the first printed form of the John Q. Molar, DDS comic strip. A big thank you to Nikki Sprehe, Dr. Jane Otto and all the folks at the Greater Saint Louis Dental Society for their generosity in publishing our strip for the masses. It is truly an honor to have my creation in print.
I should note that while each strip found in The Dental Arch is exclusive to that quarterly publication, John Q. Molar, DDS is not exclusive to The Dental Arch. In fact, as many of you know, new strips can be found right here and via our twitter page each and every week. So, if you are the editor of or on the creative team of any publication or want to feature a John Q. Molar, DDS in another format, please use the contact link to the right.
Onward and upward,
Queue theme song
In a world where the monotony of everyday life leaves you wanting more…
One man will have the adventure of a lifetime…
Peril, intrigue and a priceless treasure await..
Indiana Molar, DDS and the Golden Tooth”
NOW PLAYING IN A DREAM NEAR YOU
End theme song
Guess what? John Q. Molar, DDS has been published for the first time!
The July issue of The Dental Arch (a publication of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society) features a brand new John Q. Molar, DDS comic strip. The strip will become a regular feature in this quarterly publication and will contain strips made especially for that magazine. If you are not a member of the GSLDS, you can check out the online version here.
How many times does this scenario play out? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has surprised many patients over the years with stunningly accurate interpretations!
The Dental Speak in this week’s strip has a real life interpretation. Can you figure out what Bernie is saying? Leave a comment if you know.