German dentist wears skimpy dresses to calm patients

While some dentists would tell nervous patients to man up during a gum-bleeding dental procedure, Dr. Marie Catherine Klarkowski of Germany takes a more creative approach to patient care.

Klarkowski bought low-cut “dirndl” dresses with tight bodicesĀ for herself and her entire staff as a way to distract patients as she performs dental work on them, reported Sunday.

Based in Munich, Klarkowski came up with the idea to don scanty attire after observing the way men drooled over waitresses dressed in dirndls.

“The most important thing for us is to take away the patients’ fear,” Klarkowski told the Austrian Times. “The sight of cleavage gets patients narcotised and distracted from the pain rather quickly.”

Klarkowski now has a third more patients, all of them male, since wearing dirndls to work.

But there are some definite drawbacks to dressing down on the job.

“It could be that the cleavage is a little distracting, but in the end it’s me who has to concentrate and the patient can perhaps think about something different and relax during the treatment,” Klarkowski said.

  • jonavark

    Great idea.. but the answer to “Wear does it hurt” might start changing.

  • AllenTexas

    The icing on that cake would be if the employees also served you beer.

  • Jungle Jack

    If I need a root canal, I don’t care what they’re wearing!
    Get ‘er done!!!!

  • thamesford

    Toothsprung durch titnik (?)

  • apberusdisvet

    Totally naked would be better, especially if you need a root canal.

  • rexcampbell

    This is disgusting! By the way, what’s the exact address, and can I get an appointment for 3PM on Wednesday?