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    6 stories that prove the dental industry is the weirdest

    It’s a weird, weird world out there but these tales prove that the dental world might be one of the weirdest.

    Dentistry seems like it should be a straightforward occupation: You spend time studying dutifully, learn to provide expert care, treat patients, perform procedures and feel satisfied at the end of the day.

    Spider on faceExcept for those days where satisfaction turns to amazement, befuddlement or utter shock. Because sometimes, things get strange in the dental world. Real strange. Stranger Things-level strange, for which no amount of classroom studies or even years of practice could prepare you. From patients who bare their bottoms and wannabe-dentists removing teeth with pliers, to drug-trafficking practitioners and mouths full of cockroaches, you never know what to expect when the next unbelievable dental story ends up in the news – or more shockingly, in your chair.

    We’ve compiled a list of our six favorite stories of the most bizarre, absurd and outlandish things the dental industry has faced in recent years, and the tales are pretty unbelievable. These articles cover everything from peculiar dental crimes to poorly performed DIY dentistry to patient horror stories, all of which will leave you wondering, “what could happen tomorrow in this weird, weird world of dentistry?”

    Continue to the next page to see the weird stories.

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    Laura Dorr
    Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.

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