‘Ready?’ A question the nervous patient asks themselves while on edge in the waiting room chair. ‘Ready?’ the receptionist calls from behind the desk. ‘Ready?’ a question he asks his dental nurse required to assist. ‘Ready?’ a question he asks himself while testing if the patient is now numb allowing him to perform treatment. ‘Ready?’ for retirement he asks himself. ‘Ready?’ Are any of us ever really ready for anything? The sensitive look in the eyes of the dentist says he cares, he understands and empathises with his patients. The fine lines demonstrate his experience and dedication to his profession and our wonderful NHS. The relaxed, calm expression helps ease his patients nerves.