January 7th, 2020
Dentists are Monsters by Dr. David Markiewicz
As Featured in the ADA News
Dentists are Monsters is Dr. David Markiewicz’s debut children’s book. It is a beautifully illustrated story written to help ease children’s fear of the dentist.
As a general dentist practicing in Mundelein, IL, Dr. Markiewicz often sees children who are initially afraid of the dentist. “Let’s face it; a dental office can initially be a scary place for children. Nearly 75% of all adults and children experience some sort of dental anxiety. I wanted to create a story that could help parents reduce the anxiety a child may have when preparing to visit the dentist.” Said Dr. David.
My story is told through the eyes of Tony the Tooth. Tony is a new tooth, having just erupted into the mouth full of teeth. The older teeth begin scaring Tony with frightening stories of the dentist.
Tony becomes fearful when he learns they are going to the dentist. Does the dentist really wear a mask because she can breathe fire like a dragon? He hopes not!
Dentists are Monsters helps parents teach children that many of the perceptions causing a fear of the dentist just are not true. Visiting the dentist doesn’t need to be scary and can often be rewarding. In his practice, Dr. David is able to make each individual patient he sees feel comfortable. He hopes Dentists are Monsters can help spread the message that dentists shouldn’t be feared to a larger audience.
Dr. David spent over two years writing and working with his illustrator, Adela Rezna.
Dr. David stated; “I love dentistry. It has been a very rewarding career choice. Whether it is relieving pain, restoring an individual’s ability to eat, or creating a great smile, as dentists, we improve our patient’s lives. A lifetime of dental health needs to begin as a child. I hope Dentists are Monsters can help make children more comfortable when visiting the dentist and help set the table for a lifetime of dental health.”
Dentists are Monsters is available directly from our office or on Amazon.
Dr. David Markiewicz is available for interviews, book readings/signings, and speaking events. For inquiries, please contact Dr. David directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at 847.566.2811.