This woman is horrible with small children. She got increasingly agitated when my daughter - a scared 4 year old - cried in the chair and then refused to give my child a "present," as PROMISED, when the exam was over until she said, "Yes, please, I would like a present.." She even went so far as to say, "I'm going to count to 3. If you want a present say Yes, please. 1...2..." I told her that that was quite enough. We left in a hurry and I had to explain to my very upset daughter why she didn't get a present.
I am not sure what's with this woman's need to exert control over small children, but a friend of mine had warned me that she had done something similar to her 3 year old. Her daughter wouldn't open her mouth at all and Dr. Coffey flat out refused to give her a prize at the end. Someone needs to explain to her that it's about so much more than her cheap little "presents." I don't know how I'm going to get my daughter to another dentist appointment after that experience.