First of all, I would say, "Stan, nice to finally meet you! Have a seat and I'll be right with you."
There IS NO public clinic here. We are it, and YES, we are all called out at all hours of the night to deal with emergencies. Its part of the job.
Often that includes dental emergencies, for which we are not trained to deal with. I know very well there are dentists who work pro grata, and God bless them! They just don't work here, and I was truly wondering if they can just refuse to see emergincies, or if there is some oath that requires them to treat the indigent at least to a small degree.
And why does that hampster keep rearing its ugly head!? We never should have told you about that!!