When I was 16 years old, I went to the dentist’s office almost every day after school for three months straight. This would be stressful for any teenager, but my family had just moved to the United States from Vietnam. I didn’t speak any English, and in addition to trying to adjust to a new school, there was the added culture shock of visiting in the dentist. In Vietnam, you don’t go to the dentist unless you are in physical pain. It’s not surprising that … CONTINUE READING