by Alison

The classic Christmas story, “Rudolf the Red Nosed Rein Deer and the Island of Misfit Toys”  is weirdly similar to Dr. Urban’s own story. This story features Hermy the Elf, who just wants to be a dentist, but is instead forced to make toys in Santa’s workshop. 

Much like Hermy toiling in the toy factory Dr. Urban had to work in his father’s machine shop. You see, Dr. Urban’s father manufactured and sold concrete machinery, and Dr. Urban was expected to help with the family business, so he had to keep his ambitions a secret. Dr. Urban would read over the “Big Book of Dentistry” when his father wasn’t looking, studying every chance he got.

hermy wants to be a dentist xmas 2013To the right is an actual photo of Dr. Urban studying on the sly in his father’s machine shop when he should have been in the 6th grade.

Hermy ran away with Rudolph, and eventually was allowed to open a dental office at the North Pole. Dr. Urban ran away and went to The Ohio State University College of Dentistry.

Lucky for us Dr. Urban opened an office right here in Falls Church, much easier to reach than the North Pole. You can visit us by calling 703-532-1712 FallsChurchSmiles.com