After 3 months and still looking like we would be at least another month, we had to do something else. I started to look for another dentist on the website for our insurance carrier. I don't think it is the best way to find a dentist so I talked to the temple president and he talked to others to get a recommendation for us. That night as we were leaving the temple, Verae was talking to a sister who was waiting for her husband. She told her of our dilemma, this sister said she had a great dentist who they had been using for years who was close by. When her husband came he gave us the office phone and the cell phone number of Dr. Ayoubi. I called the next morning which was Friday the 14th and was able to get an appointment for Tuesday the 18th of January. When we saw the dentist he said we could have the teeth all done in 9 days. We were SO HAPPY and Surprised. He made us feel special. He completed the work even with one setback by Thursday the 27th.
Wednesday night New York was pounded again with 15 inches of snow. Trying to get to the dentist on Thursday morning was another ordeal. We normally take 2 buses to get there. After waiting for buses that didn't come, we tried to get a taxi. The taxis wouldn't stop either. We were ankle deep in slush in the middle of the street when I finally got a taxi. The streets were so plugged that it took him 45 min to get close to the dentist office and I paid $17.00. We then trudged another block in the slush. Within 15 minutes the permanent 6 tooth bridge was in and looks very nice. Then to get home was another 1 and 1/2 hour ordeal waiting for different buses that didn't come. We in desperation tried to get another taxi, which wasn't easy either. We arrived home frozen but thankful.
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