Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Identity

For the world he was yet another Dentist.

A smiling Dentist, who was self-made and had his own clinic.

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Ted Strutz

But, he didn't consider himself to be just another Dentist. There are lots of Dentists around the world.

He was special...

He was a Smile-Doctor - the angel who spread real smiles...

He was like Santa Claus. But, unlike Santa, he distributed gifts to the underprivileged & helped in whichever way he could everyday...


My Story for Friday Fictioneers- 13 June 2014

52 comments:

  1. Nice! but I really hate visiting dentists :P

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  2. Loved it Anita! But I share a painful history with dentists :(

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    1. Thanks :) Yes, we have similar tales!

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  3. Dentists are my nightmares!!
    But maybe your dentist might help to change it all!! :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing :)
      True! Some dentists are special & different!!! :)

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  4. This was lovely..though I hate dentists :P

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    1. Thanks! Most hate them, Red :P

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  5. Nice, Brings thoughts of Doctors w/out Borders (Dentists of Compassion perhaps. :)

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    1. Welcome to my Blog, Shandra!
      Dentists of Compassion sounds great :)
      Thanks for stopping by & commenting.

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  6. Okay never been to a dentist!! Coz they scare me!! :D

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    1. Keep smiling, Anusree :) Hope you never have to :)

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  7. "Gift of Smile" is where we connect this week I guess! :)

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    1. Welcome to my Blog! Just read your story now!
      Cool that we have the common smile connection! :) Great minds think alike :)

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  8. Well said! A gift of smile is what is needed in any profession be it however scary those tiny weapons are ;)

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    1. Yes indeed, Uma! May we all have smiles always :)

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  9. Good Man.. and here's wishing he spreads those smiles always ...

    thankfully by the grace of god I have never been to a dentist and I hope it remains that way always

    Bikram

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    1. Hope his tribe increases.
      We need more smiles in our world, Bikram.
      Best wishes to you, hope your hope is true :)

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  10. I like dentists only if they use laughing gas well :P

    Nice story :)

    Cheers
    CRD

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    1. Ha Ha! Tough to find then :)
      Thanks for the appreciation :)

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  11. Such people are real heroes. Spreading joy to those who can't afford it.

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    1. True Saru. We need more such real heroes.
      Joy & smiles go a long way.

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  12. Amazingly written, I love it. :)
    He has a tough road ahead. Believe me, I know.

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    1. Thanks Kiran!
      "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" :)
      Best wishes :)

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  13. ek baache sai pucho dentist ke pass jane ka dard .. I have a terrible memories :d

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    1. You surely had a sweet-tooth Ankur & hence cavities! Small wonder, the painful memories...

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  14. I am mortified of them :D.

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    1. Most are, Rachna! Majority wins :D

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  15. Anita, Nice story. Thank goodness there are doctors like that. They are such generous people. The poor really need them. Well written. : ) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks a lot, Susan.
      Yes, there are kind & generous souls. That's why the world is still a good place :)
      May their tribe increase :)

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  16. The underprivileged are greatly in need of dental care. Your story drew attention to the problem in a lovely, heart-warming way :)

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    1. Thanks Siobhan for your nice words.
      Not only free dental care, he gave them gifts & essential items...
      Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to my Blog :)

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  17. Ah, a dentist with a heart. We need more like him :)

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  18. I am scared of visiting a dentist but this one has a heart of gold.

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    1. Yes Kalpanaji :) No worry with golden-hearted people like him :)

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  19. Somehow a smiling dentist seems even more scary.. but I can see how he could help... lots of smiles to bring forth.

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    1. Insincere smiles are scary, Bjorn. Hope we have true people whose smiles are genuine :)
      Thanks for reading & commenting :)

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  20. I like your story. There are many who donate their services to the needy. Selfless and good people. You help bring that act to life and remind us to do good work.

    Is that you on the left of the magazine cover?

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog! Welcome :)
      Delighted that you liked my story. Selflessness is a virtue practiced by a few...

      Bingo! Full marks for the right guess! That's me :)

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  21. My dentist and his wife visit Haiti every year, sometimes twice in a year, to do free dental work for the people. I love that about my dentist. Hugs for bringing these angels of mercy to the attention of your readers...

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting & commenting! Welcome to my space :)
      Hugs to you too :) And, of course to your dentist and all the angels of mercy!

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  22. Dear Anita,

    Your dentist sounds like one in a million. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Wish there are many in a million like him, Rochelle...
      Thanks for the appreciation :)

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  23. Lovely story, Anita. It's nice to read a story about a good dentist; so many of them do this amazing charity, and yet are rarely recognized for their good deeds. I think you could leave out the parentheses in the final line, and it would still work.

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    1. Thanks Dawn for stopping by & commenting! Welcome to my Blog.
      I agree with you that there are many good souls, who never get recognition. For them doing good is its own reward. They get happiness out of it. May the tribe of such people increase :)
      You know what? Even I had planned to remove the parenthesis, but then forgot to edit it. Doing it right now :) Thanks!

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