At the time before I would try any new experience with Ava I would go and check out every book in our county library system on a particular subject. This time it was going to the dentist. I noticed three things as I read through the titles of all of the books. 1. They were outdated. 2. None of them included stories about African American children and 3. None of them included children with special needs. Before Ava’s visit and after reading all of the books, I took her to the dentist for a “pre-visit.” I wanted her to feel comfortable with no surprises. Interestingly enough, she was good to go on that first initial visit. While at the office, I thought I’d take a few pics as we went along. Never thought it would turn into a published book.