My patient, Ellen, went to a Hillary Clinton fundraiser at the home of a hedge fund manager in South Hampton. Don’t ask me how she got invited – along with her husband and grandson. Seems her husband knows someone who knows someone. A couple of years ago they went to a Clinton fundraiser in Manhattan. Donations for such events probably are in the neighborhood of $1500-5,000 per person. I know they didn’t pay this so it is remarkable that they had this amazing opportunity to hobnob with the Democratic political elite. Security was of course very tight. They had to mail in photo identifications before the event. Bags were carefully checked – no guns allowed. Only photos by the official photographer were permitted. But the event was lots of fun – even inflatable bounce toys for the kids.
So how do my teeth fit into all of this gaiety? Well, Ellen, like everyone else at the event, had the chance to shake Hillary’s hand for a photo op. And what do you think Hillary said as she was shaking Ellen’s hand? “What beautiful teeth you have!” the Secretary and Presidential Candidate said to a broadly smiling Ellen. But Ellen’s teeth have porcelain veneers, designed and prepared by me in my office. Nice that Hillary liked my teeth. And Hillary’s teeth could be just as beautiful if she came to me for her dental treatment. I asked Ellen if she gave Hillary my card but she didn’t.
Hillary at the Democratic Convention August, 2016. She has crowns on her front teeth but they could look better.