Am I the only dentist who is overly sensitive about dental cartoons? I am always on the lookout for the nasty dental cartoon – and aren’t they always nasty? Not to mention that the genre unnecessarily frightens people and would turn anyone into a dental phobic. The following cartoon appeared in the September 9 issue of The New Yorker – and it’s not even funny. Yes, frightening – right up there with The Marathon Man and The Little House of Horrors.
Should I cancel my subscription? Take the magazine out of the reception area? Or should I just add it to my collection of dental cartoons – and wait in anticipation of the next one.