My mother's reaction? "Well, that's okay, they can go." I guess it's the rest of me she's concerned about.
So, I got an update on my dental review from the PC - there are no holds on my application due to my teeth. They are cleared to go. Step one, down! Not expecting to hear anything about the rest of it in at least a couple of months... anybody with departure dates more than 4 months away is not being reviewed right now.
Must keep reminding myself that I have another 8 months as I am, so not to get excited.