The dentist strapped my child's hands to the chair (Bad dentist experiences) EDIT: He's in Michigan now.
This is a S/O on the "natural dentistry" post.
I was remembering about the time I took my 4yod to a well-known and highly recommended pediatric dentist here in town. He was supposed to be the BEST in town.
I trusted him and his clinic when they said I could not go back to the exam room with my child. I had to sit in the waiting room fretting for 1.5 hours! Nobody came to give me a heads up or to ask what I would allow to be done to my precious little 4yo child.
She came out of there with a pale white face, puking from the drugs they had given her WITHOUT MY CONSENT. They had pulled a baby tooth, and they had also performed some sort of root canal on a BABY TOOTH (I know better now, they were scheisters.) They told me I owed them hundreds of dollars for work on one single baby tooth. I left crying myself.
On the car ride home, my 4yo child revealed to me that they had strapped her hands to the chair. She was frightened and terrified and cried for me. I could not hear her and come help her. Then she said they gave her medicine that made her feel like she was floating on the ceiling, but they still wouldn't untie her hands.
I called the dentist's office complaining about her being strapped to the chair in that manner, and they told me it was protocol for little children so they don't swipe at the dentist while he's working on their teeth. It was to protect the DENTIST, apparently.
Anyhow, it took me a long time to get over that incident and the fact that I felt I'd let me child down, I hadn't been there for her when she cried out for me. It took a long time for my child to get over it, herself.
I couldn't remember the dental office's name, but I do remember the name of the dentist: Dr. Jost.
If it's the same one I went to, he's in Michigan now.