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If Monkeys Were Dentists

Have you ever felt ridiculous attempting to make small talk while someone sticks their hand into your mouth? Have you ever noticed that the chairside conversation in dental offices always seems to turn to travel? This great video, from the BBC Talking Animals series, shows just that. In the video, one monkey reclines on a … Read more

Stephen King loves this dental thriller

Did you know that one of Stephen’s King’s ten favourite books is about a dentist? Specifically, a turn-of-the-century novel about a San Francisco dentist, McTeague, that’s become a minor classic of American literature. What has changed in dentistry since the time that the novel was published in 1899, and what is still the same? Here … Read more

Woody Allen and the art of dentistry

As the Toronto Globe and Mail reports, some dentists are miffed that Woody Allen’s latest flick, Blue Jasmine, portrays dentists in a less-than-flattering light. Woody Allen’s obsession with dentists actually goes way back. His 1978 short story, “If the Impressionists had been dentists,” answers the question: what if the impressionist artists had all become dentists … Read more