T’was the Day before Christmas at Wesley Health & Wellness Center Dental Clinic

By Michele Bishop, DDS

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the clinic
The headpieces were whirling and the suctions were gurgling.

The patients in the waiting room were seated 4 rows deep
In hopes that someone would say it was time for their appointment to keep.

The assistants were huddled with Tina and Jess
As they were given dental awards like who was best dressed.

And Kathi in her office (HAHA) and I in my hat
And Dr. Brown who had just settled in for his lunch time nap.

When out on the old court there arose such a clatter
I sprang from my nicely heated office to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore down the “Por favor no abri” sign
And threw up the sash.

The glare on the beams of the half erected structure
Made me wince and curse this construction were under.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old dentist so lively and quick
I knew in a moment it must be Dr. Nick.

More rapid than Lemke pulling 3rd molars they came
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

Now Rembrandt and Pepsident, Now Biotene and Aquafresh,
On Arm and Hammer, On Colgate and Crest.

To the top of the stairs to the top of the wall
Now floss those teeth, floss those teeth,
Floss those teeth all!

And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I lowered the blind and was turning around
Up the long dental stairs Dr. Nick came with a bound.

He was dressed in a lab coat, gloves and a mask.
His loupes light was shining through the entry way glass.

A bundle of dentures and crowns he had flung on his back
And he looked like Dr. Brown but nobody asked.

He spoke not a word but went straight to work
And filled all the teeth and then turned with a jerk.

And tossing his gloves and isolite aside
He tore off his mask and strode outside.

He sprang to his sled, to his team gave a whistle
And away they flew like the down of a thistle

But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight
Merry Christmas Wesley Dental – May you all have Pearly Whites!!