An Automobile of Art!
1930 Ruston Model C
Okay, the trip to Acuna, MX is over. I ended up getting three crowns and Mark had two teeth pulled. Total cost $1,200. Up in Belmont I had one tooth pulled a few weeks back for $425.00.
Now I do understand that in Belmont the dentist MUST have insurance against charges of malpractice. I personally think there should be a cap and a reasonable amount allowed for ‘accidents’ or actual ‘malpractice’ here in the USA. Some areas of Florida a Doctor’s insurance is over $100K a year. Naturally that must be passed to the patients.
Anyway we are on our way home. I wanted to explain something. This is my dentist 3-4 years ago.
Dr. Aide Talamantes-Garabedian
I commented when I first saw her I liked her hair. (I did not say, ‘not as well’ as before)
The rest of the story:
Last trip I was her last patient before she and her sister left to attend their father’s funeral, mid-Mexico. This time, as we were leaving, she told us that a short time after her return from the funeral she was diagnosed with State ‘3’ breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy. She had surgery and a long run of Chemo thus the hair. I was her first patient since the diagnosis. She has now been declared cancer free.
She is such a sweet lady and we are so glad she took the time to open up to us. Funny, I never have felt that close to a doctor or dentist. But I felt we are friends. I will most likely never see her again, but it is a pleasure knowing her.
Ships passing in the night……