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9th Jun '16 6:14:15 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Logan Jay in the ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode "Dental? More like Mental!" is both this and a MadScientist. Supposedly, he was once a "dentist to the stars" (as in, his patients were celebrities) before his license was revoked (his whitening solution caused the President of the United States to lose his teeth). He seeks revenge by using tooth-altering methods that turn patients (and his henchmen) [[BodyHorror into freaks.]]
19th May '16 8:50:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one Sherman and Peabody segment of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci can't paint the ''Mona Lisa'' because Mona can't smile, due to a toothache. They find a dentist quickly, but his methods "leave much to be desired", as Peabody explains. After the dentist fails to extract the tooth with a cord attached to a bow and arrow (resulting in poor Mona being pulled through the air with it and wrapped around the Tower of Pisa like a tether ball) he takes her to the top of a cliff and tells her to leap off and land on her face. Fortunately for Mona, [[TooDumbToLive the guy offers to demonstrate himself first.]]
7th May '16 2:22:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Louie'', the title character visits a dentist that specializes in treating people with odontophobia. After giving him an excessive dose of nitrous oxide and an unspecified pill, Louie has a series of hallucinations ending in the dentist sensually inserting a banana into his mouth. When he suddenly snaps out of the dream state, the dentist is seen hastily zipping up his fly.
* On ''TheGoldenGirls'', Rose is groped by her dentist after a procedure. Uncertain, she declines to complain. But when he tries it again during a return visit, the infuriated woman vows that she ''will'' file a report with the state dental board.

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* In ''Louie'', ''Series/{{Louie}}'', the title character visits a dentist that specializes in treating people with odontophobia. After giving him an excessive dose of nitrous oxide and an unspecified pill, Louie has a series of hallucinations ending in the dentist sensually inserting a banana into his mouth. When he suddenly snaps out of the dream state, the dentist is seen hastily zipping up his fly.
* On ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Rose is groped by her dentist after a procedure. Uncertain, she declines to complain. But when he tries it again during a return visit, the infuriated woman vows that she ''will'' file a report with the state dental board.
22nd Apr '16 1:19:12 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One story has a mafioso go to the dentist's and open wide. The remaining panels are all from the inside of his mouth, as Frank comes in and tells him to grunt to answer his questions, and goes to town with pliers and the drill when the don doesn't answer.



* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One story has a mafioso go to the dentist's and open wide. The remaining panels are all from the inside of his mouth, as Frank comes in and tells him to grunt to answer his questions, and goes to town with pliers and the drill when the don doesn't answer.
22nd Apr '16 1:11:12 AM Chabal2
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) [[TheBarber barbers]], who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").

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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) [[TheBarber barbers]], who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has use the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One story has a mafioso go to the dentist's and open wide. The remaining panels are all from the inside of his mouth, as Frank comes in and tells him to grunt to answer his questions, and goes to town with pliers and the drill when the don doesn't answer.
19th Mar '16 8:13:22 AM Hossmeister
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3rd Feb '16 10:37:12 PM jormis29
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* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is a possible subversion. He is a former dentist who turned to bounty hunting, but is also the by far most moral and compassionate individual in the film. However, this is a QuentinTarantino film, so "most moral" really doesn't mean that much. Lest we forget, he shows no hesitation in gunning down a man in front of his young son for money (although the man ''was'' a thief and a murderer.)

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* Dr. King Schultz from ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' is a possible subversion. He is a former dentist who turned to bounty hunting, but is also the by far most moral and compassionate individual in the film. However, this is a QuentinTarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino film, so "most moral" really doesn't mean that much. Lest we forget, he shows no hesitation in gunning down a man in front of his young son for money (although the man ''was'' a thief and a murderer.)
17th Jan '16 3:27:49 PM Prfnoff
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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").

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The trope arises from that fact that until the early 1800s, teeth yanking was usually under the purview of (usually badly trained) barbers, [[TheBarber barbers]], who generally took the "brute-force" approach towards dental surgery. Also, the use of anesthesia was not common place until after WWII. As a procedure that most people would have undergone and lived through, a distrust of it obviously would have developed. French even has the expression "mentir comme un arracheur de dents" ("to lie like a tooth-puller").
17th Jan '16 3:26:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Orin Scrivello of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', from whom the page quote is taken. This leather-clad hoodlum literally gets off on torturing patients. In TheMovie, he meets his match in masochistic patient Arthur Denton, whom he eventually throws out of his office in disgust. The roles were memorably played by Creator/SteveMartin (seen in the picture above, taken from a different scene) and Creator/BillMurray respectively. A great bit is the scene with the BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill in the film adaptation, whereupon it is implied that he ''removed the jaw of a kid''.

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* Orin Scrivello of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'', from whom the page quote is taken. This leather-clad hoodlum literally gets off on torturing patients.patients, using nitrous oxide not as an anesthetic but to get himself high. In TheMovie, he meets his match in masochistic patient Arthur Denton, whom he eventually throws out of his office in disgust. The roles were memorably played by Creator/SteveMartin (seen in the picture above, taken from a different scene) and Creator/BillMurray respectively. A great bit is the scene with the BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill in the film adaptation, whereupon it is implied that he ''removed the jaw of a kid''.
16th Jan '16 6:22:59 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a ''WebComic/{{Nodwick}}'' story, a dentist commissioned the heroes to recover a magical pillow that had been made for a child, which would summon a tooth fairy to place coins under it in exchange for a tooth. His goal was to find her and all the teeth she collected, so he could make them into perfect dentures and make a fortune (and if he could find her stash of coins, all the better). While he was more selfish and greedy than he was evil, this plan led him to make a deal with someone he shouldn't have, [[spoiler: the GodOfEvil, Baphuma'al, who would become the BigBad of the strip.]]
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