By Casey Culberson
Posted in News, on June 17, 2016
Summer is upon us, and that means swimming pools, sunburns, and long evenings on the porch. It also means that you’re going to have an influx of cotton candy related cavities to fill. There’s anecdotal evidence to back that up. Still, whether your business is getting the ballpark food bump or not, you’re going to be seeing quite a few patients this summer. Luckily, you can keep them occupied and docile with a Molar Media Mount. It goes right onto your dental light, and the arm adjusts to move wherever your patient needs it to go. But just having the Molar Media Mount isn’t enough; you need to know what to show, as well as what not to show. These movies fall under the latter category.
A giant man eating shark, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss are the main characters in this movie. But why would you show this? The name alone is a little frightening, and there are several scenes where Jaws shows a blatant disregard for the health of his teeth—gnawing on air tanks, boats, and people. You can also cross the sequels off this list, mostly because they’re terrible.
I’m not sure if this movie is actually set in the summer, but it’s set in Southern California, and that’s close enough for me. Packed with surfing, skydiving, and other extremeness, this is a “don’t try this at home” warning in movie form. You shouldn’t show this movie simply because every patient who sees it will want to emulate Keanu and that’s just irresponsible.
Stand By Me
Childhood friendship, Stephen King, and a dead body—yeah, this one is a classic, why would you not show it? I’ll tell you why, because your patients are going to be so overwhelmed by the seemingly carefree idyll that is 1950’s America, that they’re going to jump out of that dentist chair and never come back. No one went to the dentist back then. They didn’t even floss. Those are dangerous ideas to throw around.
Dazed and Confused
Alright, alright, alright. Nothing better than some creepy/cool Matthew McConaughey to get a movie in gear. Why not show it? The movie follows these kids around all summer and no one ever goes to the dentist. I’m not saying we need to watch them get their teeth cleaned, but we don’t even get a shot of them walking out of the dentist office talking about how great their teeth feel. It’s like these movies are under the thumb of Big Sugar or something.
Okay, so if you have a Molar Media Mount, then avoid showing your patients any of these movies, as convenient as they may be to stream. And if you don’t have a Molar Media Mount, what are you doing? It’s the easiest way to show movies to your patients. All you have to do is snap in your iPad or other small tablet and you’re ready to go. So contact us today if you’re considering a Molar Media Mount or two for your dental office.