Overuse of air conditioner at dentist’s office

He should create a comfortable environment for his customers

I don’t like visiting the dentist for my annual teeth cleaning. I procrastinate for as long as possible. I don’t have dental insurance, so the appointment costs me quite a bit of money. I always spend a long time sitting in the waiting room, so the start-to-finish process takes up a great deal of my day. The procedure is unpleasant, uncomfortable and downright painful. Afterward, my teeth hurt so bad that it’s difficult to eat. Plus, the dentist always tries to upsell me on all sorts of expensive fluoride treatments, whitening treatments and gum surgery. One of my biggest complaints with the dentist office is the air conditioning. My last appointment was toward the end of July. The outside temperature was 87 degrees with brilliant sunshine, blue skies and high humidity. I dressed for the weather. I wore shorts, a tank top and sandals. As soon as I stepped into the waiting room, I knew I had a problem. The dentist office felt like a refrigerator. I immediately started to shiver. I tried three different chairs, attempting to escape the freezing cold air blasting from overhead vents. I asked the receptionist if she could possibly raise the thermostat setting. She promised that she would, but I noticed no improvement in the temperature. I waited for nearly an hour before I was escorted into the back. I then waited in the dentist’s chair for another twenty minutes with cold air directly blowing on me. I was extremely aggravated. It’s bad enough that the dentist wastes my time and hurts my teeth. I shouldn’t need to pay such high costs for his service if he can afford to run the air conditioner at maximum capacity. He should create a comfortable environment for his customers. I noticed that the dentist and all of his staff were dressed in long pants and long sleeves.


a/c repairman