Daily Sceptic reader Freddie Scovell discovered recently that some dentists don’t want the custom of the barefaced and wrote to tell us about it.
I thought you might be interested in events at my dentist recently. I have been a patient for 18 years of this practice and was booked in to have urgent treatment on a broken tooth. When I arrived, a lady jumped in front of me, squirted a gel on my hands and stuck a reader on my forehead. She then placed a box of masks in front of me and said “wear a mask”. I politely explained that I am exempt from wearing a mask. She asked me why. I said “medical reasons”. She then asked to see proof of my exemption. I explained that she should not be asking for such information and I was under no obligation to show any. She then told me to stay where I was and disappeared into an office.
Another lady then appeared and started to argue the point with me that as it was a private building, she could ask what she liked. I politely pointed out that that didn’t exempt her from discrimination law. As we were going round in circles and my tooth was hurting, I relented and showed her an exemption card I keep in my wallet. Just something I downloaded from the internet, nothing that carries any medical credibility.
I was then ushered through to the waiting room. Whilst on the phone I was approached by a man that looked about 12 calling out my name. I hung up the call and asked how I could help. He told me I must leave the practice. I enquired as to why and he said it was because I refused to wear a mask and he must keep his staff “safe”.
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