Re K. Scott Mumby's article (WDDTY vol 14 no 3, p 12), most people, myself included, don't like going near a dentist. I prefer to see a hygienist on a regular basis, particularly in view of my experiences as a 'dental guinea pig', recorded in a book (see www.casspublications.co.uk) available online or from the publisher.
The relevant Health Authority got a copy, especially as it was written for a target audience of current and potential dental guinea pigs. WDDTY readers might also be interested in ordering a copy. - Mrs Rosaleen Fitzpatrick, London N9