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'''''The Dentist''''' is a 1996 American {{horror}} {{film}} directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli, inspired by the story of real-life dentist/serial killer Glennon Engleman. It stars Corben Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, and Ken Foree.

Dr. Alan Feinstone (Bernsen) has everything. A beautiful wife, a nice house, and a popular reputation as the neighborhood dentist. Everything is tidy and clean, just as it should be. However, things go wrong when, on the day of his wedding anniversary, Feinstone spots his wife having sex with the poolman. His world shaken to its core, Feinstone starts hallucinating at work, first believing that one of his patients has a mouthful of brown, rotting teeth, and then that another is his unfaithful wife. He is about to become every dental patient's worst nightmare...

''The Dentist'' was followed by ''The Dentist 2: Brace Yourself'' in 1998, also starring Corbin Bernsen as the titular doctor.


!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* BigNo
* DepravedDentist: Feinstone.
* SuperOCD: Feinstone once again. His obsessions may border on hallucinations and NightmareFuel.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Feinstone gets his revenge on his wife by binding her to the dentist's chair and mutilating the hell out of her mouth, including...
* TongueTrauma: ...cutting off her tongue.
* TheToothHurts: As you might expect from a horror film about a DepravedDentist, there is quite a lot of this.
* TorturePorn
* YourCheatingHeart