by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

I've got one just as good as Dr. Bonebreak. The oral surgeon who pulled my wisdom teeth is named Dr. Fear. He works with a Dr. Hitchcock. I'm really not kidding.

Another writes:

We had to convince our nine-year-old that Dr. Ken Hurt--wouldn't. (BTW he is an excellent orthodontist and I highly recommend him.)

Another:

Our family dentist is Dr. Fang

Another:

As a child I had a dentist named Dr. Payne -- which was a little ironic, too, given that he was the first in our town to offer the then-new "painless" dentistry.

Another:

A bunch of friends and I were just having this conversation last night. My contribution Fail-dental-aid was Dr. Scull. Yes, it's pronounced skull. I laugh (nervously) every time I think of it.

Another:

My dentist, for the past 44 years, has been Dr. Pick.

Another:

The guy who pulled my wisdom teeth (to create more room in my mouth) was named  Dr. Widner (pronounced "widener"). And I had a dentist a few years ago named Dr. Roach.

Another:

There is an oral surgeon in Cleveland named Dr. Blood. Despite the name, he is a great doc.

Another:

When I worked at the Nebraska Medical Center, there were two faculty/dentists who had great dentist names. I just checked the directory and they are still there: Dr. Payne and (I'm not kidding) Dr. Toothaker.

Another

As a kid, I had a dentist named Dr. Root.  All I can say is that 30 years later, I am still terrified to go to the dentist.

And why not:

I'm a bit late to the party, but I thought I'd share -- my grandma's proctologist's name is Dr. Ramsbottom.  I'm not making this up;  I'm simply not that creative.

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