It had been the morning from hell. Luckily, Brian had managed to not throw up again after his horrible ten minutes bent over the toilet after he had woken up, and he had been able to get to work like a functional human being. Some handy concealer makeup had been applied to his face to cover up the deep bruising on his left cheek, though it was still clear that there was a color discrepancy on his face. It was also swollen, pressing slightly against his nose and making his face look slightly off-balance. Luckily, it wasn't too noticeable if you weren't looking too hard.
He took to cleanings for the day, happy to not have any difficult cases scheduled. It was nice to spend the day doing routine check-ups, simple jobs. He kept his mask on most of the day, taking it off only when leaving it on would look suspect. Unfortunately, that meant taking it off to greet every new patient.
With a blank chart in hand for the new patient Xavier Delamere, he walked into his treatment room with a prepared smile. His scrubs were dark blue and fit him well, though unlike the other dentists, he was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt underneath his scrub's top. The lab coats were so baggy that he hated working in them, and he couldn't wear a short sleeved shirt with his arms clawed up as they were. Luckily, nobody had noticed yet.
"Hello," he said with a smile, sitting down on the chair beside the treatment chair where Xavier was seated. He extended a friendly hand to the other man as he set the blank chart down. "I'm Dr. Jenkins, it's great to meet you." After they had shaken hands, he turned to the chart. "So you're a new patient, Mr. Delamere. And you're here for a routine checkup. It seems we haven't gotten your old records yet, but that's okay. I can start a new one now, and you can talk with Jenna at the front desk about the rest of them."