For many, the dentist’s office is an awful place. Personally, I hate going to the dentist. But Dr. Tej A. Shah has video games, and if you kick his ass in Smash Bros., he’ll clean your teeth for free.
If you lose, however, you must post on your social media account that you lost to a dentist at Zen Family Dental in Massachusetts.
Okay, yes, this is a publicity stunt for a dental clinic. Yes, fine, I get it. But it’s a very good one, and considering how much I dislike going to the dentist, props to the low-key way Dr. Shah is encouraging people to come get their teeth cleaned.
On Reddit, Dr. Shah detailed the rules for the challenge:
Note that if you win, the cleaning is free, but you must have an exam and x-rays, which Dr. Shah claims are the cheapest in the state.
“I’m probably going to do the Smash tournament again sometime in October,” wrote Dr. Shah. “The reception area is large enough to fit eight people, even with social distancing.”
What a cool dentist. Heck, the doctor even has Zelda and Final Fantasy examination rooms.
No way I’d trust a dentist to do stuff to my teeth after losing hard against me in Smash. I know how much adrenaline and rage that game can produce.