Everyone complains about the dentist: “it hurts!”; “I don’t like the sounds!”; “my jaw aches afterwards!”. But no one’s fear could come close to Mark’s. When Mark was eleven, he had a bad experience with the dentist. He didn’t want to get into it, but suffice to say, Mark had never been back.

Thirteen years later, and Mark noticed that food kept getting stuck in between two of his teeth. The possibility of a cavity terrified him; that would mean he’d have to see a dentist!

Mark put it off and put it off. It wasn’t until three months after he noticed the hole that Mark saw an article in the paper about a dentist that specialised in special needs. She offered general anaesthetic for her dental treatment. Mark felt his heart lift; general