On Call With New York's 24-Hour Emergency Dentist

On the late-December day the Mayans predicted the world would end, thirty-four-year-old, six-foot-four-inch Dr. Isaac Datikashvili is going about business as usual, looming over a reclining sixty-something tax attorney with a handlebar mustache. Datikashvili prepares to perform an emergency wisdom tooth extraction on the crumpled patient.

"Looking forward to this?" a confident Datikashvili asks, smiling.

"Like the plague," the man grunts in reply.

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