Dentist: Good morning, Ms Karpinski. What’s the problem?
Patient: I’ve got toothache. I think it’s in this tooth.
Dentist: Right, let me have a look. Open your mouth wide.
Dentist: Does it hurt when I touch it?
Patient: Ow! Yes, it’s very painful.
Dentist: Yes, you’ve got some bad decay in there. I’m going to have to
fill that tooth.
Patient: Oh, OK, Can you do it now?
Dentist: No, you’ll need to book an appointment with the receptionist on the way out. You should do it as soon as possible.
Patient: OK, I’ll do that.
Dentist: And remember to clean your teeth twice a day.
Patient: I will, thank you.
Dentist: Good bye Ms Karpinski
When was the last time you went to the dentist? Did you understand what the dentist said? Could you describe your problem to the dentist? In this activity you will learn how to talk to the dentist and understand what the dentist says to you.