By Casey Culberson
Posted in News, on April 01, 2016
With the Molar Media Mount, you have the ability to stream all your patient's favorite shows and movies when they come to visit. Unfortunately, some of your patients have terrible taste, and should not be allowed to pick what they want to watch. It’s up to you to give them a few options, and then act like you didn’t hear them when they ask for one of the Fast and Furious movies. You have enough on your plate; you don’t need the added stress of watching cars breaking the laws of physics for two hours. But are there certain films that you should avoid altogether? Let’s take a look.
Great movie, but not in the context of a dental office. This movie includes just an unbelievable amount of blunt force trauma directed at the face, and that means some lost teeth. No need to spook your patients even more than they already are. Although it could be fun to start their visit by saying, “The first rule of dental hygiene is you don’t talk about dental hygiene.”
Might be better to avoid horror movies altogether, because you probably don’t want your patient flinching and jumping in the chair while you’ve got a sharp metal object in their mouth. Oh, and there’s also that scene where she pulls out her own tooth like it really isn’t a big deal. Just casually rips out a molar. That’s the dentist’s job, not the patient’s. Don’t want them getting any funny ideas.
American History X
It’s weird that you would even want to show a movie like this during a visit to the dentist, but it is up to you. However, there’s a pretty famous scene involving teeth meeting a curb in a very traumatic way. Would not recommend.
The Tooth Fairy
Maybe you thought you were picking a fun family film starring the Rock, but be careful because you might actually end up with a horror movie by the same name. They are exactly nothing alike, and the horror movie version basically revolves around a monster killing children for their teeth. Delightful!
This has nothing to do with whether or not you find these movies funny. Only scholars many years from now will be able to make the final decision. It’s about Austin Powers’ teeth. Just absolutely terrible. You can’t show this movie in your office. Your patients will subconsciously associate bad teeth with your dental practice, and you’ll be losing patients left and right.
So there you have it. If you want to keep your patients coming back, then avoid these films. Of course, you may have certain patients that you’re trying to scare off, and that’s okay too! In that case, think of this as a how-to manual. And if you’d like to learn more about the Molar Media Mount, how it works, and how you can get your hands on one, then contact us today!