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23rd Apr '17 2:24:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' has a torturer who removes peoples' teeth (including one of Sydney's), known at TelevisionWithoutPity as "The Sadistic Dentist of Asian Persuasion".

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* ''Series/{{Alias}}'' has a torturer who removes peoples' teeth (including one of Sydney's), known at TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity as "The Sadistic Dentist of Asian Persuasion".
28th Mar '17 1:50:17 PM CL
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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.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'':
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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.answer.
** An earlier story had the Punisher himself go to a dental office, where he is attacked and nearly tortured and killed with the dentist's equipment by gang members, who he eventually turns the tables on.


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* Doug from ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' has to have dental work done, and begins to suspect that his dentist is unconsciously making the visits as painful as possible because he subconsciously resents Doug for marrying his former crush Carrie. Things get better when Doug introduces the dentist to Holly... but then they break-up...
4th Mar '17 4:14:10 PM Dravencour
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Unfortunately, the trope has been TruthInTelevision - there are cases of dentists who have done unnecessary work as a scam (usually on either poor child clients for Medicaid money, or alternately on rich, heavily insured patients), dentists who have sexually assaulted patients under the influence of anesthesia, and some dentists that are ''just'' so incompetent at what they do that they have killed or seriously injured patients in their care and practiced anyway until stopped by regulatory boards or sued out of business. [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease None of these may be named or listed as examples.]] The good news is that the aforementioned regulatory boards and public listing of malpractice actions (and now, with the internet, patient reviews) makes it far harder for one of these to ''successfully'' operate for years without some hint of the danger.

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Unfortunately, the trope has been TruthInTelevision - there are cases of dentists who have done unnecessary work as a scam (usually on either poor child clients for Medicaid money, or alternately on rich, heavily insured patients), dentists who have [[DudeShesLikeInAComa sexually assaulted patients under the influence of anesthesia, anesthesia]], and some dentists that are ''just'' so incompetent at what they do that they have killed or seriously injured patients in their care and practiced anyway until stopped by regulatory boards or sued out of business. [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease None of these may be named or listed as examples.]] The good news is that the aforementioned regulatory boards and public listing of malpractice actions (and now, with the internet, patient reviews) makes it far harder for one of these to ''successfully'' operate for years without some hint of the danger.
26th Feb '17 7:56:41 PM gewunomox
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* Referenced in one verse of the OwlCity song "Dental Care".

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* Referenced in one verse of the OwlCity Music/OwlCity song "Dental Care".Care":
6th Feb '17 1:25:43 AM Doug86
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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.]]

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* In one Sherman and Peabody segment of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci Creator/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.]]
25th Jan '17 10:02:52 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', Tuth is a very benign Mixel...though he has the unfortunate habit of assuming that ''every'' medical procedure also needs a dental one as well, which often leads to some unplanned tooth extraction from the patient...
18th Jan '17 3:37:36 PM MapleSyrup
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* [[PolishMedia Polish graphic novel]] "Żyjesz?" ("Alive?") have [[PlagueDoctor Plague Doctors]] be this.

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* [[PolishMedia Polish graphic novel]] "Żyjesz?" ("Alive?") ("You alive?") have [[PlagueDoctor Plague Doctors]] be this.
9th Jan '17 9:12:52 PM Arachnos
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* Website/{{Bogleech}} has the short story "[[http://scythemantis.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Dementist-363266705 Doctor Dementist]]", where the narrator finds himself the prey of a mechanical monstrosity whose very vague understanding of dentistry will absolutely not stop it from drilling into your teeth. Interestingly, Doctor Dementist's demeanor comes off as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien]] rather than sadistic. [[WordOfGod According to the author]], it likely [[WasOnceAMan used to be a regular dentist once]], and still tries to be one despite having somehow turned into a terrifying monster.
7th Jan '17 9:31:36 AM Luppercus
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* In an episode of ''Series/ThePractice'', Bobby’s dentist cousin is accused of sexually abusing his patients during their sleep, including the firm’ receptionist Lucy. Though the show was ambiguous about his guiltiness [[spoiler:yes, he was guilty, he confesses to Bobby]].

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* In an episode of ''Series/ThePractice'', Bobby’s dentist cousin is accused of sexually abusing his patients during their sleep, including the firm’ firm's receptionist Lucy. Though the show was ambiguous about his guiltiness [[spoiler:yes, he was guilty, he confesses to Bobby]].
7th Jan '17 9:31:02 AM Luppercus
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* In an episode of ''Series/ThePractice'', Bobby’s dentist cousin is accused of sexually abusing his patients during their sleep, including the firm’ receptionist Lucy. Though the show was ambiguous about his guiltiness [[spoiler:yes, he was guilty, he confesses to Bobby]].
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