"Who's next, Sunnie?"
"A Mrs. Page, she's a new patient,"
Sunnie Muren said, then glanced at the clock. "She comes in at
2:00 o'clock, doctor."
"So?" Doctor Jim Hyde said as he tossed
his used dental tools into the stainless steal sink. They would
be sterilized in the autoclave later. He washed his hands and
turned to face his assistant.
"I leave at noon today, did you
"Yes, I did. See if she minds not having
a female nurse present. Most don't care one way or the
"They obviously don't know you," Sunnie
"True. Give her a call now."
"Yes, Doctor," Sunnie said, picking up
"She doesn't mind. And get this," Sunnie
said with a twisted smile, "she wants to be sedated."
"I don't think that's wise."
"Normally I'd heartily agree, but I
remember her, I talked to her before. She wouldn't even make an
appointment until I told her you have sedation on hand."
"Well I'm not exactly a sex maniac, I can
get all I need from conscious women."
"You certainly do. It's a good thing
that you take home a doctor's salary, otherwise you couldn't
"Hey, I don't pay for it."
"The hell you don't. I paid the bills
for that redhead you dated, Miss Baylor."
"Taxi, dinner at Andre's seven night in a
row, a charity dinner at the playhouse for 100 dollars per
plate... should I go on."
"No, I get the picture. But I'm worried
about a general sedation, there should be three people
"I'm sorry, but I can't get out of this.
School play. I would recommend that your rape the hell out of
this patient, then get sued. It would be cheaper than most of
"Don't you have somewhere to go?"
"I'm going. Have fun," Sunnie said,
grabbing her purse and pushing through the glass door.
Dr. Hyde puttered around the office,
checked the mail in the cluster of white boxes on the corner,
then sat and read a golf magazine. He got up in disgust and
began putting his dental instruments in the metal tray used in
the autoclave. He twisted lever and turned on the machine. He
turned and looked at his offices. He had three treatment rooms, no
waiting. He could prep two patients and work on a third.
Also, Sunnie was more than qualified to
do cleanings, so the three chairs were just what he needed. He
was doing well. He was happy, Sunnie was happy, and the
community was happy with the job he was doing. Of course it
wasn't hard, when he had such a memorable name as Dr. Hyde, and
his only competition was Dr. Willoway, aka "the butcher".
The last thing he wanted to do was mess
up his happy life with a law suit.
"Mrs. Page, Anne Page. It's nice to meet
you," she shook hands quickly. Dr. Hyde tried to shake off his
astonishment and compose himself. Anne Page was one of the
hottest blondes he had ever seen. She exemplified the word
"cute". She wore her hair lose, it cascaded down her back and
shoulders and shimmered when she moved. She was wearing a thin
summer dress of a chiffon type material, that came down to just
above her knees. Her slender legs ended in black high heeled
shoes. He was stunned.
"Sunnie said I could be sedated," Anne
said quietly. "I'm afraid of dentists," she whispered.
"Me too. Do you want to be aware of your
surroundings, or wake up when it's through?" he asked, trying to
sound casual. Half of his mind was screaming, "NO SEDATION", the
other half was equally loud in proclaiming "GO FOR IT". He
waited in horror, dreading the answer.
"I don't want to feel a thing. Put me
under and wake me when it's over," she said with a nervous
"Ver... very well," he stuttered.
"Is that a problem?"
"It's risky, without an assistant to
monitor your vital signs, but if you don't mind, I can manage,"
he said airily.
"Oh, wonderful," she gushed, laying a
hand on his arm. He tried to smile, while escorting her to the
"Where does it hurt?" he asked, leaning
her back in the chair and repositioning his light.
"Right here," she pointed.
"That would be the right upper molar,
either the second or third," he said, looking closer.
"Please, can you sedate me now. I'm very
"Sure," He pulled the bottle of nitrous
oxide closer, placed the mask over her face, and turned it on.
She began to blink. He retrieved his stethoscope, parted the
upper part of her blouse, and listened to her heart. When her
eyes fluttered open he turned the gas up slightly. She was
deeply sedated in seconds.
"Well," Dr. Hyde said nervously. He
looked up at the clock, then down at his patient, before turning
quickly away. He took a paper bib and laid it over her chest,
then retrieved his syringe which was prepared with pain killer.
He hated to use it on a generally sedated patient, but it was
better that way. In case she woke up, she would not be in pain.
He hooked an aspirator to the corner of her mouth, opened it wide
and began injecting sedative into the gums.
Dr. Hyde smoothed out the filling with
his pick. He laid his tools on the tray and surveyed his work,
before pressing the stethoscope to her chest. She was breathing
slowly and easily. Her heart was strong, if a bit sluggish. He
had taken a calculated risk and won. The patient was safe and
happy. Now if the board never found out about his little breach
of procedure with the general sedation...
Dr. Hyde watched the slow intake of
breath. Her ample breasts rose and fell beneath the thin
material of her dress. They looked soft and beautiful, he
noticed, licking his lips. Hell, it wouldn't hurt to look. She
would be out for at least 15 more minutes, if he'd read her
He went to the front door of his office
and locked the front door. He took one last look around the
rooms, and closed the door to Anne's room.
"Well," he muttered. "What now?" He
wiped his hands on his pants and advanced toward the sleeping
woman. Shaking, he reached out and touched Anne's left breast.
It was soft and pliable against his hand. Her flesh felt
abnormally warm to his shaking fingers.
He grew suddenly afraid. If those lovely
blue eyes flew open his cushy lifestyle would end in disaster.
It just wasn't worth it, he decided, withdrawing his hand.
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