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    The top 16 worst dental patients ever

    We all have our share of dental horror stories, but these patients really top the charts when it comes to being difficult, gross and downright bizarre!


    Exacto knife

    Cutting edge

    We had a patient that was a sedate-for-everything kinda of guy. He was usually nice and pleasant when wasn’t sedated, but every time the meds hit his veins, he became a giant jerk. At one RCT appointment, we were trying to ignore his jerkiness and put on his temporary. As soon as he felt the temp he started cussing and carrying on, saying it was so gritty. After a few minutes of polishing, trying to make it better, he pulled a box-cutter knife out of his pocket and cut his temp right out of his mouth!

    Needless to say, it was crazy and now every time he comes in we always make sure he leaves all his belongings—and knives—in reception.


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


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