Open Wide

November 2nd, 2009

This bunch shows that a routine check-up can also be a great opportunity for some quality family time.

(submitted by Sarah)


80 Responses to “Open Wide”

  1. K says:

    is this Dr. Bob in Oley Pa???!!

  2. ana says:

    one question: Why?

  3. dietcoke says:

    I love the boy’s look like, “For REAL this is happening? Man I am glad that isn’t me!”

  4. Becca says:

    What in the sam hell?

  5. Furious K says:

    I totally thought that girl had a Dixie Carter/Julia Sugarbaker tee-shirt on. That would have made this photo all the more awesomely bad. <3

  6. Btelgeus says:

    What the hell???!!

  7. Em says:

    Second from the left – Buzz from Home Alone?!

  8. Steve says:

    The girl in the chair isn’t even wearing the required dental bib. Now THAT’S awkward!

  9. Ambir says:

    The Lady in the the shirt is non other then Miss Reba McIntyre

  10. CLR says:

    OMG! I got my cap put on my front tooth in my family kitchen, and got stitches taken out there as well!

  11. Caroline says:

    The guy in the blue shirt totally looks like Buzz from Home Alone.

  12. haller says:

    Eating candy in front of the dentist, IN the exam room? bold move missy.

  13. Tim says:

    The worst thing is that the crowd isn’t the patient’s family, it’s the dentist’s family come to see Dad at work!

    • Marie says:

      I think the whole thing is staged – No dentist works standing up. Think grandma just wanted a picture of everyone and so they crowded in.

      • Sarah says:

        My dentist works standing up. It’s a little scary b/c the chair has to be raised so high and I’m worried it’s going to topple over some time.

  14. carol says:

    This is just wild! I wonder how the dentist felt about this when the picture was taken. It’s party time all around him while he’s trying to work. woo-hoo!

  15. D'OH says:

    What’s wrong? I take my entire family when I go in for my annual OB/Gyn appointment. Doesn’t everyone?

  16. Crystal says:

    Cameras in the dental exam room? These people must be relatives of the Duggars!

  17. Sarah says:

    Just to give a better idea, (I’m the submitter and the one in the chair) the dentist is my uncle. Then there’s my brothers, my dad, and my cousin, plus a lady who I guess worked for my uncle. Grandma just thought this was a great time for a family picture!

  18. gabeaux says:

    The way they’re all grinning I think they just found the family will, hidden lo these many years.

  19. Tim says:

    What makes this picture even funnier is the other kids holding the candy! Talk about show prep…!

  20. Snowrider says:

    ALL RIGHT! Whose picture is on the T-shirt on the girl on the left, Jill, Kelly or Sabrina?

  21. wish says:

    I Think We’re Alone Now, Doesn’t Seem to Be Anyone Ah-round…….wait a minute!

  22. jnmcnally says:

    The downside of getting a Group Rate

  23. Marie says:

    How freakin’ bizarre. The kid is petrified – the wild look in her eyes, the way she’s gripping the armrests. Like she needs the added stress of having everyone crowd into the room and watch!

  24. Sunny says:

    When I was little my brothers and I would run around in the exam room while each of our family members got their teeth cleaned. Our hygienist was so nice, she would just chat with us and let us press the buttons. I didn’t realize how weird it was until now D:

  25. Don says:

    Dentist: “Ok folks, this time when I say ‘rinse and spit’, I’m referring only to Cindy. Luckily I had an extra smock”

  26. Whoa says:

    She’s not in pain; she’s thinking “God, what happens when I have to got to the OB-GYN for the first time???”

  27. Kimberly says:

    If my family ever took a pic of me in the dentist chair, it wouldn’t turn out like that.

  28. Susan says:

    I wonder if they all went with her when she got her eyeglasses………..

  29. Lori says:

    Mom’s first day with new camera. Pictures of EVERYTHING!!

  30. Jeff B. says:

    Tonight, a very special episode of “Oral in the Family”….group therapy. Notice the scared kid in the red shirt and Magnum PI in the background.

  31. tattoo says:

    Is that Buzz from Home Alone back there?

  32. beckipaul says:

    Dad sure looks happy to be paying for this dental bill. Are the other kids holding candy? Not fair!!

  33. tess says:

    Seriously?

  34. Jackie says:

    Ha ha! Love this picture. Honestly, my husband and I attend our kids appointments. I can relate and also feel a tad silly now. This isn’t normal? zlol

    • Morag says:

      I attend with my two boys as well, but if Dad were still alive, one parent would stay in the waiting room with the other child. Also, quite frankly, aren’t teenage children allowed the privacy of their own visit to the dentist? Mine at least are still under 11.

      • Mo says:

        I recently attended a tooth extraction with my host family and it was something like this. One of the dental assistants filmed the entire procedure on a camera phone.

  35. Lisa says:

    Sweet Tiffany shirt!

  36. kaitlin says:

    serious dad in the back makes this picture 10x better!

  37. Kristie says:

    This is one of the weirdest photos I’ve ever seen.

  38. Jorie says:

    The worst thing is it looks like her hands are clenching the chair arms. Pain and family mix well.

  39. Morag says:

    She’s clearly not an AFPer – she is showing NO enthusiasm whatsoever for being first!

  40. KarHarta says:

    Dental flash mob??

  41. Labhaoise says:

    thats pretty weird….. tho americans seem to have done ALOT of weird things over the last few decades if this site is anything to go by!!!!
    i do like the angry guy in the backs handlebar mustache though!!

  42. Jon says:

    A family that drills together… staaayys together…

  43. Jessica says:

    Family Fun Day Stop Number One!

  44. Small Town Gal says:

    Wow! At least you got to sit in the chair. Our (dentist) dad used to check our teeth at the dinner table.

  45. dramaking says:

    look at her hands clenching onto the arm rests in anticipation!!!

  46. Tim says:

    Open wide, miss. Now this won’t hurt. Well it won’t hurt your family, anyway.

  47. [J] says:

    The girl is the only one not smiling

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