I am writing this in the first person. I was NOT alone. My friend’s wife was with me each and every single-step-of-the-way. She met me at the Opera House and walked me to the dental office. She personally introduced me to the Director of the Clinic and to some of his staff. Ladies and Gentlemen, Sports Fans everywhere, your Captain is not walking around here alone. Your Captain has a phenomenal team behind him.
The time had finally come for me to see a dentist, since it’s been well over a full year.
Just last Saturday I asked my best of friends here in Ulaanbaatar who their dentist is and instantly I had an appointment. I mean snap-your-fingers and they’d called and I was on the schedule for 1300 hours Monday afternoon.
Here we go, off to the dentist.
Below are scenes of Chinggis Khaan Square in the very heart of downtown Ulaanbaatar. I had to cut through this square to get to my dentist.
How can a person NOT snap a photo of the Blue Sky Hotel and Tower off to your right as you walk into Chinggis Khaan Square?
Looking to my right from the above scene, in the distance is the Ulaanbaatar Opera House. The short, pink building on the right.
Below is a closer look at the Opera House. In both the above and below photos, to the immediate left of the Opera House, is a tall, white building. That is where I’m heading.
I am going to cut through the small street beside the Opera House to get to my building.
In the below photo, the pink building on the lower left is the back of the Opera House. The City Center / City Tower is where I’m headed.
Inside I go.
Up to the 6th floor I go.
Voila! I have arrived at my first appointment with my Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, dentist.
Into the office I go. But first everyone puts on sanitary plastic booties.
Can you see everyone is wearing plastic booties?
I don’t know what I was expecting. But whatever I was expecting, it was NOT what I found. That is my stuff scattered all over the place.
A close up photo of the display on the wall shown in the above two photos.
I texted my wife Patti that.. “Never-ever in my entire 83 years have I seen a dental office even vaguely approaching the elegance of this one.” And I hadn’t yet seen where the dental procedures are performed.
The time has come to get my teeth cleaned.
First a state-of-the-art, wrap-around my head, X-ray of my teeth.
My dentist could not believe that, at age 83 years, I had 100% of my natural teeth. He said 95% of Mongolian men my age have few teeth let alone all of them. Well not all Mongolian men live to be 83 years of age.
I was stunned when I looked into the room we were going into.
Oh My! Oh My! State of the Art and well past anything I’ve ever seen in the U.S.
Blinded By The Light ..
My Dentist / My Dental Technician had State-of-the-Art dental tools I’ve never ever seen before. Amazing. Absolutely, totally amazing! Never have I had my teeth cleaned like this. And this includes my Hong Kong Dentist.
Oh yes. Sure. They have other offices where other dental procedures are performed.
What the heck. I think that I’ll get a little more done than having my teeth cleaned.
While I’m here, I think that I’ll have them make me a new dental-night-guard for my teeth.
Well Hello Mister Purple Elephant.
I’m loving this ride.
Now the stunner.
Are you ready.
For dental X-rays and for cleaning my teeth was..
United States Dollars..
Sixteen Dollars and Ninety One Cents..
Oh My! Oh My!
I’ll sign off..
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