This week’s photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers made me think of the ‘dental tourism’ craze that existed in Ireland for a while during the boom years. I think common sense has since prevailed, but I can’t be sure…
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Who could resist the offer of a sun holiday while getting necessary dental work done? And for half the cost of the same procedure back in Ireland.
The fact that Bernardo was English-speaking helped, as did his professional website.
He took care to deliver the type of service his Irish customers were familiar with, like asking about their holidays while their mouths were wedged wide open by his latex-clad fingers.
Bernardo watched the ferry arrive and wondered which disembarking tourist was his client.
In a bowl on his desk, chemicals were turning fine beach sand white. In another, glue from the art shop was slowly becoming a gummy pink.