“I had been going to my dentist for several years. I was recently divorced
and it had been an awful, ugly divorce. My ex-husband had been stalking
me for more than a year. While the dental assistant was working in my
mouth, I could look up on a computer screen and see every patient’s full
name on the schedule. As I glanced up, I saw that my stalker was on the
schedule. My ex-husband had never been a client here before . I went into
a full blown panic attack while the hygienist continued to work on me. I
started gagging and sweating. They stopped and I sat up. I knew that
if I could see his name, he’s probably seen mine. I left abruptly without
finishing my cleaning. I thought “ I can’t ever come back here. They won’t
keep me safe.”