The top 10 weird dental news stories of 2015

December 1, 2015

The year is winding down, and boy, has it been a weird one! From fake dentists to dental amnesia to patients using superglue as dental cement, there were a plethora of bizarre tooth-related stories gracing the headlines in 2015.

The year is winding down, and boy, has it been a weird one! From fake dentists to dental amnesia to patients using superglue as dental cement, there were a plethora of bizarre tooth-related stories gracing the headlines in 2015.  

Because such insanity should not go unacknowledged, we're taking a look back at this year's stories that made us stop and say "WHAT?!," and have compiled a list of our favorite strange, hilarious and downright crazy dental news stories that we read in 2015. An absurd mix of headlines made our top 10 list - and they are tales you'll have to read to believe!

 

Click through the following pages to see the strangest dental news stories from 2015.

 

 

 

 

Office manager arrested after posing as dentist, performing root canal

A dental office manager in New York learned the hard way that playing pretend can have some very real consequences, after she posed as a dentist and performed dental procedures on unsuspecting patients.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

LeBron James' visit to the dentist is far from a slam dunk

What do you have in common with LeBron James? Probably not a lot, as King James is exceptional at pretty much everything and should be revered as an infallible diety. One thing that brings him down to mortal status, however? Being in the dentist's chair.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

Man charged with using pliers to remove women's teeth during sex

A man in New Zealand is on trial after his penchant for edentulous ladies allegedly peaked in a series of violent assaults, during which he removed his victims' teeth with pliers.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

Woman superglued her teeth in to avoid going to the dentist

Many people are afraid of going to the dentist, but most will muster the bravery to go in when their teeth start falling out. However, most people are not Angie Barlow of England.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

Dentist arrested for allegedly trafficking 20-30 pounds of marijuana EVERY MONTH

What's a dentist to do when his drug-trafficker son goes to prison? Why, take over the family business, of course! One California dentist who thought this was a good idea is now being helf on $75K bail after being busted for his participation in a cross-country drug-smuggling operation.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

Man's (un)forgettable dental visit results in bizarre amnesia

Many people dread going to the dentist, but at least they only have to think about it a few times a year. This is not the case for one British man who, due to a bizarre case of amnesia, wakes up every morning thinking it's the day of his dental appointment.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

Rugby players get teeth replaced with bottle openers

Rugby players are a carousing type who appreciate a good time, and one beer company is making it easier than ever for several players to enjoy the revelry by replacing their broken teeth with bottle openers.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

 

Wise move? Man proposes to girlfriend with ring made from his wisdom tooth

A toothbrush is all one California women needs to clean her engagement ring, because in lieu of a diamond, her engagement ring features her husband-to-be's tooth.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

California dentist charged with multiple counts of arson

A fiery temper may be to blame, but one dentist is feeling the heat from law enforcement after he burned down two competing dental practices in California.

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

The top dental crimes from each of the 50 states

Sometimes, people make mistakes. Sometimes, people are caught and arrested for those mistakes. And sometimes, those people are dentists. We searched the country for the most bizarre, hilarious, disgusting and absurd stories of dental and tooth-related times ... and the results do not disappoint.

Read the full article here.