Sierra came back from the dentist a little miffed yesterday. She was getting some strange work done, in her opinion, and also frustrated that the dentist seemed to be doing things without consulting her. When she talked to Grace about the whole issue, Grace immediately identified one of the procedures as a root canal. Who knew!? Having names for these things makes them all come into place. I think also that in Peru the medical professionals don't really bother trying to explain details to patients. They assume their patients aren't smart enough to understand. That would be fine I guess if we trusted the "professionals" 100%. But after seeing Tim's cast (which he shouldn't have had), Taza's whole fiasco (which seems to have only been worms) and a friend in a wheelchair because of bad medical treatment, I'm a little hesitant.