After much hype, (gently broaching the topic, offering extravagant bribes, etc.) Rei went to the dentist this morning. She was cautious and apprehensive, but did well to sit in my lap in the chair, opening her mouth wide like a shark and permitted her teeth to be counted.
No cavities, no ill effects from fingers-sucking, and no tears. We forgot to bring our Dora the Explorer goes to the Dentist storybook with us, but that was the only setback.
It was a special Daddy day beginning with the dentist, followed with a trip to Adventures on Wonderland and a McDonald's lunch (the extravagant bribe). It makes me think I should get a reward for a good trip to the dentist.