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A compilation of the best pieces of creative humorous writing from the dental and related literature. Included are essays, poetry, letters and cartoons.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560530671
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/27/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Art and the Art of Dentistry
The Three Stooges 5
Lock lips - monkeyshines in the bridgework 6
Address to the tootache 9
A visit to Dr. Riggs 10
Extra credit 11
O that this too solid flesh should melt 13
Leave 'em laughing 15
The Daily Routine of Practice
Sleepless in Lansdale 20
Murphy's law in dentistry 21
My patients are a small ... (Campbell's kids) 24
Close to home 25
You can forget that gas! 26
Herman 28
Venture beyond burnout 29
Just a thought 31
Campbell's kids 35
Lockjaw: a case study 36
Difficult denture birds 38
Difficult denture birds - new sightings 43
Mrs. Divot (For Better or For Worse) 47
"Hey, doc!" 48
The reluctant patient (Fox Trot) 49
I am Joe's overhang 50
The View from the Chair: Patients' Thoughts
An appointment with the dentist 55
A child's-eye view of dentistry 56
Trading places: When the doctor goes to the dentist 57
Now open even wider (The Far Side) 59
Enclosed with a check from a patient 60
Nothing but the tooth 61
This is going to hurt just a little bit 63
Tyrants of teeth 64
Tyrants of type 65
I like young dentists 66
Lessons in Practice Management
The twelve days of practice 69
10 terrific ways to answer the caller 71
Hello, I'm Billy 72
A dose of their own medicine 73
It will help with office expenses if 74
There's more for your life at your dentist's office 75
Temporary dressings 76
That vacant look 78
Weathering the patient management monsoon 80
My life in Nilam 82
How to make a mess of it 85
Ode to a Dental Hygienist (And a Few Others)
Ode to a dental hygienist 89
Migraine 90
Calling all technicians 92
Yucatan 94
How to relax ... (For Better or For Worse) 96
Life Beyond the Operatory
A dentist's guide to fitness 99
The parenting advantages of dentists (The Far Side) 101
Campo Dentista 102
Getting out of dentistry 104
How to really earn $500,000 a year in dentistry today 105
Dental interventions for fun and profit 107
The saga of Danny Dentist - entrepreneur 109
Sunrise, sunset 110
Tales of Dental Education
Confession #14 113
Dentistry's demise 114
Bonus question (The Far Side) 116
Metering dentistry 117
Dentistry, golf, and sex 119
Famous courses 120
The Three Stooges 123
Disease, Pathology, and Research (and Other Things in Journals)
Minimum instrumentation 127
A marginal study of the relationship 130
Continuous force induced medial movement 132
The teething virus 135
Case history a la mood 139
Goodbye, canker sores 141
Same music, different words 142
The TMDevil's TMDictionary 144
The emperor's new meniscus 149
Androcles and the (rich) lion 151
Dentistry, the Law, and Regulation
I was a teenage medical waste generator 155
Politically correct dentist 158
Latex 159
There ought to be a law 160
Counterfeited toothbrushes confiscated 161
Dental History and Dentistry Past
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2003

    And you thought "dental humor" was an oxymoron!

    If you are looking for hilarious dental jokes, short stories, poems, cartoons, and experiences in the dental chair, then this book is perfect for you. I tried searching specifically for dental jokes online but none existed. Fortunately, Dr. Sonis complied this anthology of the best of dental humor from professional and mainstream publications like the Journal of American Dental Association and Gary Larson¿s ¿The Far Side¿. I strongly recommend this book for all audiences including dental students, dentists, and of course, us patients. This book makes an excellent coffee table book, or in this case, dentist waiting room table book for a leisurely read and laughter. Overall, the hours of content in this book provides an excellent source of laughing gas at a great value.

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