Clinic Stories

Driving Without Brushing

Mrs. D has a neurological condition that prevents her from working and causes her to slur and affects her gait.

She called before hours on a Sunday concerned about her dog so I asked her to bring him in. “I'll try to be there by 9:30 but I'm not sure because there is snow on the road.”

Despite her reservations she was at the office by 8:45. “I would have been here quicker but I was in an accident. My car slid into the back of another car. When I spoke to the other driver he said 'You need a Breath-a-lyzer'. I said I was sorry but I forgot to brush my teeth this morning. He said forget it, and I didn't realize what he meant until after I left.”

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