The 7 weirdest dental stories of 2014

January 14, 2015
Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr

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

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2014 brought many new innovations, technological advances and exciting product launches – but more entertainingly, it also gave us some very, very strange stories.  Here are the seven most peculiar, strange – and mildly alarming! – dental stories that we read in 2014.

2014 brought many new innovations, technological advances and exciting product launches – but more entertainingly, it also gave us some very, very strange stories.  Here are the seven most peculiar, strange – and mildly alarming! – dental stories that we read in 2014.

200 extra dollars? Awesome. 200 hours of a favorite television show? Sign us up. 200 extra teeth in your mouth? … No thanks! 

 

 

 

The act of trying to get out of a dental appointment doesn't usually involve the police, but this boy thought desperate times called for desperate measures.

 

 

 

Teeth stolen from car, thief sought

We immediately have two big questions here: 1) Who steals teeth?! 2) Who leaves their teeth in their car?! 

 

 

 

 

Well, one thing is for sure: that's certainly not where that belongs.

 

 

 

 

 

Man attacks dentist to get dental care in prison

At least he'll have a fantastic-looking smile to go with his orange jumpsuit? 

 

 

 

Trending article: The top 5 dental industry trends of 2014

Dentist named Toothaker allegedly stole dental gold

Oh, what's in a name? Sometimes, some giant red flags.

 

 

 

 

Local dentists jumped into action when the pain became unBEARable.

 

Did you hear any other wild dental stories this year? Be sure to share them with us in the comments below!