The top 16 worst dental patients ever

Laura Dorr

Laura Dorr is the former executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network and a regular contributing author.

We polled you, our readers, for your stories of the patients that will always stick out in your memory-for all the wrong reasons. From the infuriating to the disgusting, the bizarre to the absurd, your tales did not disappoint.

So, you're having a great day. Everything is going smoothly.

And then… THAT patient walks in. The one who seems absolutely determined to ruin your day, totally tick you off, leave you dumbfounded or absolutely gross you out! 

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We polled you, our readers, for your stories of the patients that will always stick out in your memory—for all the wrong reasons. From the infuriating to the disgusting, the bizarre to the absurd, your tales did not disappoint. (In fact, as there were so many ridiculous anecdotes, keep an eye out for another installment of the weirdest things seen in a dental practice, coming soon!) Here are the worst of the worst stories that we compiled.