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Taking Good Care of You: Going to the Dentist

Date: 1997
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Medical Audio Visual Communications Inc.
Series: Taking Good Care of You


Running time: Approximately 15 minutes


Mister Rogers arrives with a picture of himself as a boy and tells viewers that he likes to talk about important things. He explains that it took lots of years and lots of care for him to grow from a boy to person his is now. Mister Rogers suggests that his dentists have helped him take good care of his teeth.

At the dentist's office, Mister Rogers receives a check-up from Dr. Doug Jackson and his hygienist, Lisa Gjebre. Lisa and Dr. Jackson demonstrate various tools used for a dental check-up. Afterwards, Mister Rogers talks with a young dental patient named Joe.

Returning to his house, Mister Rogers sings I'm Taking Care of You.


An instrumental of I Like To Be Told plays in the background as this special opens. Let's Be Together Today plays as the special transitions to the dentist's office. Everybody's Fancy plays as the special transitions back to the house.

This special includes a segment originally used in Episode 1629.





With Fred Rogers

This program was produced in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in conjunction with the American Society of Dentistry for Children.

Special thanks to Dennis Ranalli DDS MDS, Margaret Elliot DDS MPH

A special presentation of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
A production of Family Communications
© 1997 Family Communications, Inc.

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