Most people dread going to the dentist. Most appointments end with unsuspected cavity announcements, followed quickly by painful tooth operations that force you to find a "mental happy place" just to avoid crying. It's a universal fear.
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Dr. Dhanni Gustiana, a dentist in Java, Indonesia, reworked one of his drills to sync to an MP3 player in hopes of relieving that oh-so-common dentist-phobia.
The idea is that hearing music while a power tool grinds away at your teeth will make the experience more bearable -- or, at the very least, serve as a major distraction. Either way, "Gangnam Style" is probably a little more inviting than the sound of metal on enamel.
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The device is designed specifically with kids in mind -- the body of the drill is lined with flashing lights and plastic toys -- but adults can also sign up to use it. Dr. Gustiana takes requests, too. The set-up will play anything you plug into the MP3 player. Watch the video above to learn more.
What would be on your dental drill playlist? Let us know below.
Image courtesy of Flickr, HerryLawford.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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