Disney composer Alan Menken came from a family of dentists and trained at medical school. He was a poor student, "wild hippie" and barely finished NYU. 8 Oscars, 10 Grammys, 7 Golden Globes later, Menken is now a star at NYU with a doctorate and scholarship in his name theartsdesk.com/theatre/t…
In 1937, a Michigan dentist stopped two fleeing bank robbers by shooting them with his deer rifle, wounding one in the arm and killing the other with a head shot at a range of almost 150 yards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
36 million Americans have no teeth. It's driven largely by the fact that 30% don't brush their teeth twice a day, and 2% don't brush at all. This tooth loss is also compounded by their diet, aging, and not seeing a dentist. gotoapro.org/facts-figure…
In 1901, young dentist who opened up a dentistry in Colorado Springs was astounded by the local's teeth having such severe brown stains (sometimes as dark as "chocolate candy".) Upon researching the cause, fluoride was discovered as actually being beneficial to preventing tooth decay. nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
Today I learned about the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. Before it was demolished in 1994, it had the highest population density of 3.25 million people per square mile. It was controlled by criminal Triads, but still had its own plumbing, electricity, and even an abnormally high population of dentists. popsci.com/technology/art…
One of South Park co-creator Trey Parker's first productions was a sketch for his 6th grade school variety show called "The Dentist." There was so much fake blood involved that the sketch upset kindergarten students in the audience and Parker's parents were called. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Cotton candy was invented by a dentist nationalgeographic.com/cu…
A dentist named Fred Slack helped invent the traditional form of acrylic nails used today after he broke his fingernail at work and used foil and dental acrylic to replace it. nailsmag.com/encyclopedia…
Grant Wood was a sugar addict that put half a cup in his coffee and poured it on lettuce. With frequent dental visits he became enamored with his dentist's hand and grim face, once commenting "This is a marvelous hand". That dentist became the farmer in American Gothic and his hand a focal point mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Cotton candy was invented by a dentist nationalgeographic.com/cu…
The first instance of junk mail was back in 1864. A telegram advertising a dentist was delivered to the door of an anonymous reader of the Times of London. blog.knowbe4.com/here-is-…
Signs of bullimia nervosa are often spotted by dentists. Between 47 and 93% bulimia nervosa patients have signs of tooth erosion due repeated exposure to gastric acid and binge consumption of high-sugar foods. They may also display gum irritation and bleeding and sores on the angles of the lips. verywellmind.com/bulimia-…
Today I learned about the Swedish Vipeholm experiments, where disabled people were experimented upon to find the reason for tooth decay. The experiments were sponsored both by the sugar industry and the dentist community, in an effort to determine whether carbohydrates affected the formation of cavities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vip…
In Saskatchewan during the great depression a grasshoppers swarm hit and a man in a dentist chair almost got choked to death while his mouth was open. esask.uregina.ca/entry/gr…
Welch's is a co-op owned by farmers of Concord and Niagra grapes. It was founded by physician and dentist Thomas Welch who invented a method of pasteurizing grape juice to prevent it from becoming wine because he was strongly opposed to using intoxicating liquors for church communion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
One of the main reasons you aren't supposed to eat after the dentist is because the lack of pain from numbness can cause you to bite parts of your mouth off, like lips or tongue. texaspediatricdentistry.c…
Out of 24 SS Death Squad leaders, prosecuted in 1947 for the direct killings of more than 1m people, 9 were jurists, 1 university professor, 1 opera singer, 1 expert in art history, 1 architect, 1 economist, 2 teachers, 1 priest, 1 dentist en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein…
Sofia Vergara studied dentistry for 3 years and stopped 2 semesters before graduating as a dentist to pursue a career in modeling and show business. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sof…
Dentists existed in 2600 BC ada.org/en/member-center/…
In 1968 Mao Zedong received a box of 40 mangoes from Pakistan. They were taken on a tour of China and became part of Chinese propaganda. A dentist that compared the mangoes to sweet potatoes in appearance was executed. surprisinglytrue.com/post…
The first dentist who used a common organic solvent we now call "ether" as an anesthetic, William Morton, was castigated by the 18th-century medical community when he tried to patent it/profit from it. pbs.org/newshour/health/t…
Dr. Alban, the musician famous for "It's My Life", is an actual doctor of medicine - namely, a dentist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr.…
Many dentists acknowledge that for adults with good oral hygiene practices, seeing the dentist twice a year is probably more often than is really necessary. Once every 12-16 months is perfectly sufficient for many people. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Medieval dentists knew how to fill cavities, treat facial fractures, could spot oral cancer, and even knew the basics of whitening teeth. Evidence also suggests they knew how to create dentures out of cow bone and human teeth. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/healt…
Dr. Gay Hitler, son of George Washington Hitler, was a well-respected dentist living in Circleville, Ohio. Because Adolf Hitler misspelled his grandfather's surname "Hiedler", the Hitlers of Ohio are likely the only true Hitlers allthatsinteresting.com/p…
Redheads are more likely to have anxiety about, and avoid going to, the dentist because the same gene mutation that gives them red hair also makes them 20% more resistant to the effects local anaesthesia. well.blogs.nytimes.com/20…
An american dentist inscribed the words "Remember Pearl Harbor" secretly in morse code inside the dentures of former Japanese PM Gen. Hideki Tojo who ordered the bombing of Pearl Harbor. visitpearlharbor.org/tojo…
Today I learned of Glennon Engelmann, the "Killer Driller." A dentist by trade, Englemann was a serial killer who conspired with his dental assistants and ex-wife to kill their husbands in elaborate ways. Englemann would then take a portion of the insurance payout. nydailynews.com/news/crim…
When Hideki Tojo was imprisoned at Sugamo Prison after WWII a dentist named Jack Mallory was tasked with puttinh in new dentures for him, shortly before his execution. Jack Mallory then drilled 'Remember Pearl Harbor' in Morse Code onto his dentures. newsreview.com/chico/mess…
Today I Learned that Jordan Chandler sternly denied the allegations that Michael Jackson abused him un after he was administered sodium amytal [a drug known to enable false memories to be implanted] by his dentist father who had first made the allegations before his son did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
It's common for Dentists to have aquariums because they reduce stress and anxiety. Aquarium Therapy has been shown to reduce stress, insomnia, and high blood pressure; achieving results that are the same, or better than, hypnosis. tonic.vice.com/en_us/arti…
Most dentists in the UK advise regular flossing to keep teeth healthy. But advisers at the British Dental Association say it is largely ineffective and instead recommend so-called β€œinter-dental” brushes, which are small enough to clean in any gaps between teeth telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
US Army dentist Ben L. Salomon was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for providing a rear-guard action during the Battle of Saipan. His body was found laying on his machine gun with 98 Japanese soldiers in front of him and 76 bullet wounds (and almost as many bayonet wounds) in him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Harvard's first black faculty member was a dentist. Dr. George Franklin Grant joined the Dept of mechanical dentistry in 1871. Also an inventor, he patented the wooden golf tee. Previously, golfers carried around buckets of sand, placing their balls on little piles as they went. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about Painless Parker, a flamboyant street dentist who, among a list of other hijinks, legally changed his name to that after being accused of breaking false advertisement law by claiming that his dentistry was truly painless en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pai…
Hitler's dentist, Hugo Johannes Blaschke, who held the rank of SS-BrigadefΓΌhrer, studied dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
The method of pasteurizing grape juice to halt it from naturally turning into wine has been attributed to a British–American physician and dentist, Thomas Bramwell Welch. Welch was also active in the Underground Railroad and aided in the transportation of freed slaves to Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
Today I learned about Halloween candy buyback- a program that trades leftover candy (through local dentist's offices) for various dental items & sends the candy to the Troops halloweencandybuyback.com
Today I learned about KΓ€the Heusermann - assistant to Adolf Hitler's dentist. She was the reason the Soviet intelligence knew Hitler was dead for certain. She was imprisoned for 6 years in Moscow and sent to hard labour in Siberia for 4 years before being allowed to return to East Germany. youtu.be/2QSXKDCFh7o
The farmer and daughter in Grant Wood's mesmerising portrait of rural America, American Gothic are based on his sister Nan Wood Graham and his dentist Dr. B. H. McKeeby artsy.net/article/artsy-e…
Residents of the US, particularly those living near the Mexican border, now routinely cross the border into Mexico for medical care. Mexican dentists often charge 20 to 25 percent of U.S. prices, while other procedures typically cost a third what they would cost in the US en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
The electric chair was invented by a dentist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
An Army dentist drilled the message "Remember Pearl Harbor" in Morse code inside Gen. Hideki Tojo's dentures while the general was imprisoned in occupied Japan for war crimes. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Cotton Candy was invented in 1897 by dentist, William Morrison nationalgeographic.com/cu…
Dentists are still allowed to use cocaine as an anesthetic. drugs.com/mmx/cocaine-hyd…
Dental floss was invented in 1815 by a dentist in New Orleans otaradental.ca/the-histor…
Today I learned about Ben Salomon, an Army Dentist during WWII, that earned the Medal of Honor by killing as many as 98 Japanese while defending his aide station. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Today I learned of Ben L. Salomon, a U.S. Army dentist during WW2, assigned as a front line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, he took action, allowing the safe evacuation of the wounded and killing as many as 98 enemy troops before being killed himself during the Battle of Saipan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The original voice actor for Spider-Man (1967) started his career as the voice of Hermey the Dentist Elf in Rankin/Bass's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Logo of the popular Japanese rock band, Greeeen is of a mouthful of teeth because the members are actual dentists irl. They have never shown their faces in the public and their identities are still unknown to protect their dentistry careers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…

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