Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Favorite Dentist

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February is Children's Dental Awareness Month so I've posted a picture of Dr. Allan Yacubian, who has been a dentist in Quincy for 39 years. He is friendly and kind and can be counted on to wear a bow tie and a smile when he tells you to open wide. He grew up in the "Norfolk Downs" section of Quincy and went to North Quincy High School where he became the model for the school's symbol and mascot, "Yakoo", 50 years ago. "Yakoo" came under attack in the political correctness of the 1990s but this did not diminish the spirit or commitment Yacubian gives to his profession, to his alma mater and to his community. But best of all he keeps my choppers chopping!

Do you have a favorite dentist?

5 comments:

Beantown Today said...

This is a great post!

The Lone Beader said...

'Favourite dentist'?? That seems to be an oxymoron. LOL.

marley said...

Brilliant post! Love his bow tie and smile!

slim said...

Lone beader- yeah oxymoron; I thought the same thing as I was writing the title . . . somehow he makes going there less painful. Thanks "Marley" and "beantown today" . . . I'm glad you liked the post.

Footnote: Ironically, I had an appointment with "Dr. Yakoo" today and I wanted to show him this post . . . silly me . . . I should have remembered that the bill comes to me typed on a typewriter . . . not computer generated.

Southern Heart said...

I like his face and smile very much...he seems quite pleasant, (for a dentist. ;-)