just a smile away...
Even in a modern age I still think a simple word like dentist puts people in to uncomfortable mode and is often perceived as painful and unpleasant. It is that pre-sound from the past.
I needed to visit a dentist because of my tooth accident happened in Nepal. As I knew I will depart towards my home country Slovenia in a few days, I did not want to push my luck and deal with my tooth issues in Kathmandu. I also knew I will be pretty much under the influence of a jet lag, as it seamed like a perfect timing.
It is so, I do not see my very dear old friend Barby as often as I should and would like to. We have quite a history there with with my pal, since the high school days.
Unfortunately traveling takes a whole person, body and soul. I would expose that as one of the major downsides or disadvantages of being a traveler. Apparently there are some tuff decisions and sacrifices to be made if you want to expand your knowledge about the world while on the road. According to this issue there is also a positive site to it. When you do finally meet, you always spend your time together as if it would be the last one.
photo: Troy Ziel
This time I took an opportunity to combine bought. To see Barby in her working environment dental laboratory, where she spends quite a lot of her precious time as well as fixing my tooth problem while hanging out with her.
Of course I took my camera gear. Since her place is only a few minutes away from lake Bled, it was a perfect opportunity to finally take a walk around with my buddy Canon, as I would while on travels.
When I arrived to the dental office, I did't wait long... still, I had just enough time to scan the place and feel the story. It felt natural. It felt homy and not at all at the dentist place. All the wooden craft, carefully designed details definitely got my attention.
What surprised me the most, besides the high tech equipment was the vivid garden around the place. It is not ordinary for a dental office to have their own garden, especialy not in the city.
Later on I met the chief director 'Garfield the cat' who manages this place. He looked kinda silly, a bit self-centered and yet from my observations, he knew exactly how to operate with his garden and his customers. Aldo he can look quite bossy, he made me feel welcomed at his homegrown. He took me around and showed me the garden.
This was a complitely deferent experience for me, lying on a dental chair observing the natural scenery, hearing the birds, while the professionals were dealing with my tooth problem.
So much has changed since I left dentistry, seven years ago. All the advanced equipment, carefully chosen team with a positive attitude along their profesion made me feel I am in a trustworth place.
Unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to meet all the team at the dental center Čelesnik. There is also a real dr. Rok Čelesnik, the son of the founder dr. Emil Čelesnik and now the father of the concept of this center. I have heard he has many stories to share. About the dental work and the place its self. But lets leave this chapter for the next time. I think the visit might bring even more picturestic and amusing stories on my path.