Midway through Round 2 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs seems a suitable time to reflect upon the unsung NHL hero —  official team dentist.

DrBicuspid.com does just that in an interview with Donald L. Goudy Jr., DDS, longtime fan and official dentist for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks.

Dr. Goudy tells Donna Domino, the site’s Features Editor“They’re great; they’re the most humble, wonderful guys you’ll ever imagine,” he said. “They’re very appreciative of what they have; they’re all just well-bred. Every once in a while you’ll get somebody who has the pretentiousness of the other sports, but they’re few and far between.”

Yes, their canines, incisors and others, whether knocked or spit out, frequently meet their demise in the Zamboni, the machine used to resurface the ice, Dr. Goudy shares.

Read his take on mouthguards, his team golfing buddies from the team and the worst injury he’s ever seen at: