Jo Worgan column

Guardian columnist Jo Worgan.

Guardian columnist Jo Worgan.

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Last week we had a rather successful visit to the dentist for both Stephen and Tom. I started preparing Tom for his visit a week before.

I used a visual image of ‘dentist’ on his weekly timetable and I found a Topsy and Tim video on YouTube featuring Mrs Berry the dentist. He asked to watch this every day and I think because of this our visit was successful.

Tom has been to the dentist previously but has only ever managed to sit in the chair. He has never opened his mouth and when he was due to go last year he flat out refused to go anywhere near the building. So the amazement began when he happily popped his coat on and walked to the car.


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