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FML - The follow-up

Today, my dentist dropped dead of a heart attack. This depressing event was made worse by the fact that he collapsed while his hands were in my mouth. FML

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Hey, OP here. So as a quick update, there are several things I want to add. 1. My dentist was 65, very healthy, and his passing was very unfortunate. But now he's with his wife, who passed away from breast cancer about three years ago. 2. It says 'Employee' at the top because my mother was one of his dental hygienists, and I had worked for him as a secretary for a few months before he died. 3. The dental hygienists in the office obviously started CPR right away. They even shocked him twice, but he wasn't responding to anything. Paramedics took him away in an ambulance, but nothing they did was successful. It's quite ironic because my dentist always used to joke that he required his hygienists to have lots of CPR training, etc, because he was the one who was going to need it. We always thought he was kidding, but unfortunately, that was exactly what happened. 4. For those of you saying 'she deserved it' or 'why didn't she start CPR,' or 'her breath killed him lol,' understand a few things. One, I don't see how I deserved it, but that's your opinion. Two, I'm 19, I don't know how to perform CPR, and within a minute, there were three certified, trained, professionals tending to him. Three, even if it was possible to kill someone with your breath, my mom is a dental hygienist. My teeth are quite nice, if I do say so myself. Thanks for all your nice messages, and I hope you never have to experience something as terrible as I did.
By Kat_Styles / Friday 19 July 2013 08:51 / United States - Dearborn
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By  Kat_Styles  |  15

Hey, OP here. So as a quick update, there are several things I want to add. 1. My dentist was 65, very healthy, and his passing was very unfortunate. But now he's with his wife, who passed away from breast cancer about three years ago. 2. It says 'Employee' at the top because my mother was one of his dental hygienists, and I had worked for him as a secretary for a few months before he died. 3. The dental hygienists in the office obviously started CPR right away. They even shocked him twice, but he wasn't responding to anything. Paramedics took him away in an ambulance, but nothing they did was successful. It's quite ironic because my dentist always used to joke that he required his hygienists to have lots of CPR training, etc, because he was the one who was going to need it. We always thought he was kidding, but unfortunately, that was exactly what happened. 4. For those of you saying 'she deserved it' or 'why didn't she start CPR,' or 'her breath killed him lol,' understand a few things. One, I don't see how I deserved it, but that's your opinion. Two, I'm 19, I don't know how to perform CPR, and within a minute, there were three certified, trained, professionals tending to him. Three, even if it was possible to kill someone with your breath, my mom is a dental hygienist. My teeth are quite nice, if I do say so myself. Thanks for all your nice messages, and I hope you never have to experience something as terrible as I did.

By  Wizardo  |  32

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Haha, I actually have a positive association with the dentist's office. When I was young -- okay I'll be honest, even now I do this -- I was always the kind of kid that would go crazy with brushing his teeth the night before and the morning of the appointment. I always got lots of compliments on my teeth when I went and there was rarely any work that had to be done. On top of that it was nice having really clean teeth, I mean, I appreciate hygiene as much as the next guy, but I was a kid, and I didn't exactly keep up with it!

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  ironichalibut  |  24

Holy shit FML.. Someone literally died, and everyone is cracking jokes and making puns.. You should all take a look in the mirror, and think what you'd want people to say after you die.. I'm all for funny jokes and realize the purpose of the site, but in my opinion sometimes serious is serious for a reason, some things aren't jokes and shouldn't be

By  Wizardo  |  32

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  alycion  |  26

Reminded me of the Buffett song. I appreciate that. Though when I go back for my crown in two weeks I think this fml is going to be stuck in my head. Watch me have a second heart attack from the stress.

By  hama806  |  19

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  shyeahh_fml  |  19

Why is that cold? It's terrible that the dentist died, sure, but dentist visits are rather expensive and it doesn't appear that the services were fulfilled. I wouldn't want to pay for a traumatic experience similar to the one OP took part in.

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Something like this happened to me once, at the optometrist. She was going to do some tests, turned around, and knocked herself out on some piece of equipment hanging from the ceiling. I went and told the front desk and they called an ambulance and rescheduled my appointment, and I didn't need to pay at all.

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  buckerado  |  19

Can you imagine if someone was getting their wisdom teeth pulled and this happened...The tooth is almost out but the dentist/doctor dies and is holding the tooth still. Sorry, just thinking to myself...

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  AestheticGuy  |  21

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  AestheticGuy  |  21

@36 First Aid should be mandatory for everyone. I'm sick of people thinking that you can actually start someones heart again by just doing CPR, when really its do keep some of the blood circulating until a defibrillator is accessible, and also that is nothing is done, brain damage stars to occur after 4 minutes. I have thought their would be a defib at a dentist's, and if so this poor man could have easily survived.

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