Medieval torture device? Close. It's called a rubber dam. And yes...that is me under there; in perfect compliance with all health and safety regulations. Just a few days ago I got the honor of being a patient for the Western Regional Board Examination. I got to enjoy having my mouth propped open for about eight straight hours and let me tell you, it was fun.
Don't get me wrong, I actually do like my dentist. In fact, I gave him a big fat kiss on the lips when he took all this junk off me. Nonetheless, it will be awhile before I see him for a follow-up.