Big Mouth Dentist
The dental patient depicted was a favorite at dental training college for his easy access.
Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul -
Wed Nov 21, 2012
Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature
Face and Facial Expressions
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Prices seem to have gone up a bit. My last trip to the dentist to pull a bad one cost me about $50US!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/21/12 at 12:25 PM
That fee is because actual tools (pliers, knife, anesthetic, etc.) were used. Reach in and yank it with bare fingers would have been free.
Long live McTeague!
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 11/21/12 at 04:04 PM
Like Expat I'm getting a little "long in the tooth". Not to mention them constantly needing work. I'm ready to let them go and just have dentures. The dentists though keep wanting to do all kinds of expensive repairs to save them ... grrrrr.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/21/12 at 04:12 PM
Expat: I need your dentist. Mine costs me $180 just for a cleaning by a technician. That's 360 times as much as Harvard. And you'd better have a good dental plan if you want that dentist to look in your mouth.
Posted by Harvey on 11/21/12 at 11:42 PM
Dental and medical are ridiculously expensive. Not like back in the day...
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/21/12 at 11:53 PM
Bookoo years ago I had a filling go bad while I was down in FloRidda! $600 and a temporary filling later I was good to go!
It's time to reform tort law and stop college loans!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/22/12 at 01:03 AM
I knew a guy who would remove teeth for free. They wouldn't necessarily be the teeth you might WANT extracted, though. If you bought him a whiskey, he would be careful to remove the right one, though.
He didn't need and tools, either. He was just very good with his knuckles.
Posted by tadchem on 11/22/12 at 06:41 PM
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