Images of a deeply dedicated dentist kneeling down on the floor to perform a difficult surgery on a 9-year-old girl has produced warm smiles from netizens across China.
The dentist in Xi’an, Shaanxi province named Qu Tiejun confirmed to reporters that he had knelt for a total of 40 minutes during the operation which took place earlier in September.
He said that the tooth was providing his patient with some serious discomfort and needed immediate surgery. However, the infected part of the tooth was very difficult to reach, so he had to operate in an unusual position.
According to Tencent News, the photos of the surgery were taken by a nurse and posted online, where numerous netizens gave Qu countless thumbs up.
One internet user commented, “This small kneeling gesture implies a big heart for his patients and his passion for his profession.”
“He’s the most beautiful dentist. That’s the most beautiful posture. He earns my thumbs up,” echoed another user.
One week ago, pictures of a doctor comforting his two-year-old patient like she was his own daughter went viral online with netizens proclaiming him a “real-life Baymax.”
By Lucy Liu
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