For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 2 years ago

    What NOT to say to a patient.

  2. Harryfan

    Harryfan said, over 2 years ago

    Oops is the other thing.

  3. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 2 years ago

    Considering that Lynn Johnston’s real-life husband back in 1983 was a dentist, I sometimes wonder if his patients would have found these comic strips to be as amusing as it appears Lynn Johnston did.

  4. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 2 years ago


    One time my tax preparer was entering my data and she said, “Oh, I made a mistake”. I said, “Don’t say that! The only worse thing is the dentist saying ‘Oops’”.

  5. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 2 years ago

    As a pilot, what NOT to say to your passengers: “Watch this!”

  6. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 2 years ago

    HELP!! Get me out of here!
    Uh, let’s reschedule my appointment. Maybe today isn’t the best day for surgery, after all!

  7. finkd

    finkd said, over 2 years ago


    Or a surgeon saying “Oops” during an operation.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 said, over 2 years ago

    It seems the best lines were taken, and I don’t want to appear redundant. At least she didn’t have to wait.

  9. tarabuff

    tarabuff said, over 2 years ago

    Uhhh Miss Wilson….You better bail out while you still can.

  10. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You’re right ‘cause my name isn’t Wilson.

  11. ajr58

    ajr58 said, over 2 years ago

    Like the morning I had a root canal. During the prep the hygienist started to laugh hysterically – see saw that the doc had one brown shoe and one black. I almost rescheduled.

  12. algurka

    algurka said, over 2 years ago


    As long as your tax pro didn’t hit “send,” it was fixable, but a dentist can’t undo his mistakes.

  13. yankeetexan

    yankeetexan said, over 2 years ago


    I totally agree. BUT John never seems to think before engaging his mouth.

  14. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 2 years ago

    Having just been to a visit to my wonderful dentist to glue my $1,000 dental crown back on after it popped off after only 3 months wear (no charge), this is funny timing.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    These are the last words a dental patient wants to hear! Bad days happen no matter what your “calling” is, and our clinic staff had their share. I think the complaints I heard most often were in regards to the fidgety nature of dentistry. Fine instruments and tiny parts, such as drill bits and ortho brackets, can easily pop out of your hands. Trying to finish a tough job on a tight schedule makes a small delay even more frustrating. Combine this with a long day of intense concentration, and you have dentistry in a nutshell. Despite the pressure, most dentists I meet are pretty easy going. I guess it’s something they’ve learned on the job!

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