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    The top 13 freakiest dental horror stories

    We polled our readers for their most outrageous stories... and the responses did not disappoint.


    Spider on woman's face

    Itsy bitsy spider...

    While working on a very relaxed patient, I actually had a tiny spider drop from the ceiling hanging on from his web. It dropped directly into the wide-open mouth I was working on. “OK,” I thought. “I’ll just retrieve it by scooping it out with my mirror. No big deal.” But just as I reached for it, the patient swallowed and down it went. The patient never knew—and I certainly didn’t mention it!


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


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