Anthony’s not serious about himself. He reserves “serious” for the way he cares for his patients. Yet often he has his patients laughing away their fears even before he administers a carefully selected sedation. The medication certainly takes away their fears. It also happily prevents any painful memory of the experience.
Mom’s happy, because her baby is in a safe, comfortable place. The dentist is happy because the work that needs to be done can be done in a calm efficient way, leading to the best possible outcome.
The baby is happy, waking up in the last place he or she remembers, in mother’s arms.
Dr. Caputo loves to talk about dental anesthesia, but it’s not the toys of his trade that makes him happiest- it’s the turn of events he can bring in people’s lives.
You get the feeling that this doctor loves what he does because of the difference he makes for people every day… usually for some man, woman, boy or girl who would have otherwise been denied the amazing health and quality of life excellent dental care makes possible.