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Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.
Weird news: British dentist tried to perform dental work in a McDonald's
Weird news: British dentist tried to perform dental work in a McDonald's

Do you want fries with that dental work? The General Dental Council committee in the United Kingdom has barred one dentist from practicing after she tried to perform a dental procedure in a McDonald’s restaurant.

2015 "Best of Class" Technology Award winners announced

Every day, innovative new products and technologies are pushing the dental industry forward, streamlining the job and redefining practice management, patient care and treatment. While there are many exciting emerging technologies and cutting-edge products, there are some that rise above the rest. These are the recipients of the seventh annual Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Awards. 

Research finds poop on over 60% of toothbrushes
Research finds poop on over 60% of toothbrushes

Using a communal bathroom? There’s probably poop on your toothbrush.

Weird news: Woman superglued her teeth in to avoid going to the dentist
Weird news: Woman superglued her teeth in to avoid going to the dentist
Many people are afraid of going to the dentist, but most will muster the bravery to go in when their teeth start falling out. However, most people are not Angie Barlow of England.
Pride Institute's "Best of Class" 2014: Today's top technologies

 

 


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Rugby players get teeth replaced with bottle openers
Rugby players get teeth replaced with bottle openers
Rugby players are a carousing type who appreciate a good time, and one beer company is making it even easier for several players to enjoy the revelry.
Man who aspirated dental drill bit loses $430K court case
Man who aspirated dental drill bit loses $430K court case

A New York man was left gnashing his teeth in frustration last week when he lost a malpractice judgment against a local dentist on appeal.

Teams - and teeth - get knocked out of the NHL playoffs
Teams - and teeth - get knocked out of the NHL playoffs

It’s peak season for dental practices in eight cities, as the Stanley Cup playoffs continue in a quest for more dental casualties.

Weird news: Man charged with using pliers to remove women's teeth during sex
Weird news: Man charged with using pliers to remove women's teeth during sex
A man in New Zealand is on trial after his penchant for edentulous ladies allegedly peaked in a series of violent assaults, during which he removed his victims’ teeth with pliers.
The top 5 weirdest dental crime stories
The top 5 weirdest dental crime stories

Dentists are an upstanding, honorable bunch ... well, except for a few, apparently! We scoured the web for this year's strangest toothy crime stories, and were shocked (thrilled? amused?) by the number we found. Here are our top five.