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Appointment With Dentistry: 1950

Appointment With Dentistry: 1950

Circa 1950, it's the latest installment of the exciting new reality series "Dental Office." Medium-format negative of unknown provenance. View full size.


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I never grabbed my dentist's arm, and he never grinned at me maniacally, but the kid's expression is oh-so-convincing.

See him in action!

I'm not convinced of the wisdom (pardon the pun) of having a storefront window - wouldn't that drive some potential patients away? Also, note how the kid has his hand on the dentist's arm -that's not a good sign.

[I suspect the dentist is letting the kid be "in control" during an extraction. - Dave]

Marathon Man

The gleeful expression on the Dentist's face reminds me of Larry Olivier doing a job on Dustin Hoffman's molars.


The kid in the chair looks like if it is more of a disappointment.

"Waddya Mean?"

"I have to pull as well? Isn't that your job? And, STOP SMILING!!!!"

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