List of Famous Dentists People

List of Famous Dentists

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List of famous dentists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Renowned like those found below have helped make a great impact on the world, through a combination of hard work and dedication to their profession. This list includes the most prominent dentists, living and dead, from every country in the world. Interesting information is included in this list of notable dentists, such as where these historic dentists were born and what their nationality is. If your dream job is to be a popular dentist then you should look to these people for inspiration.

Items on this list include Rafael Alencar and Doc Holliday.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous dentists?" and "Who are the best dentists?" then you're in the right place. (417 items)


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    Edgar Buchanan
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    Edgar Buchanan was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction, Green Acres and The Beverly Hillbillies television sitcoms of the 1960s. As Uncle Joe, he took over as proprietor of the Shady Rest Hotel following ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1903-1979)
    • Birthplace: USA, Missouri, Humansville
    • Profession: Actor, Dentist
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    Frank Abbott was president of the American Dental Association, president of the National Association of Dental Faculties, a renowned dentist, an author on dental subjects, and an inventor of dental instruments such as various types of chisels, pluggers, excavators and scalers, some of which are still in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1836-1897)
    • Profession: Inventor, Dentist
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    William Herbert Rollins is a forgotten American scientist and dentist. He was a pioneer in radiation protection. Many of his inventions and investigations in medical radiography and photography have been ranked in importance with those of Thomas A. Edison, Elihu Thomson, and William J. Morton. He was a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1852-1929)
    • Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Dentist
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    Edward Maynard was an American firearms inventor, most famous for his breechloading rifle design.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1813-1891)
    • Birthplace: Madison, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Dentist
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    Rafael Alencar is a gay porn star and model who has appeared in numerous American-produced gay videos as well as magazine covers all over the world. Alencar was born on July 18, 1972, in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil. He claims Jewish ancestry. He has a college degree in dentistry and still maintains a ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Dentist
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    William T. G. Morton
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    William Thomas Green Morton was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his questionable claim to have been the discoverer of anesthesia became an obsession for the rest of his life.more

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    • Age: Died at 49 (1819-1868)
    • Birthplace: Charlton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Physician, Dentist
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    Héctor José Cámpora
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    Héctor José Cámpora was president of Argentina from 25 May until 13 July 1973.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1909-1980)
    • Birthplace: Mercedes, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Dentist
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    Doc Holliday
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    John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an American gambler, gunfighter, dentist, and a good friend of Wyatt Earp. He was a Deputy U.S. Marshal during and after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. At age 20, Holliday earned a degree in dentistry from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. He set up practice in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1851-1887)
    • Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Gunfighter, Dentist
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    Meiyang Chang
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    Meiyang Chang is an Indian actor, television host, and singer. He appeared in the Bollywood film Badmaash Company with Yash Raj Films. He secured his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore. He also appeared in Dibakar Banerjee's "Detective Byomkesh Bakshi" which ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: India, Dhanbad
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dentist, Presenter
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    Dr. John Haase was a dentist and author, whose most well known novel was adapted into the 1968 Richard Lester film "Petulia", starring George C. Scott and Julie Christie.more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1923-2006)
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Novelist, Dentist
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    Robert Dudley
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    Robert Dudley, born Robert Y. Dudley in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a dentist turned film character actor who, in his 35-year career, appeared in over 115 films.more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1869-1955)
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Dentist
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    Lucy Hobbs Taylor
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    Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first American woman to graduate from dental school.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1833-1910)
    • Birthplace: Constable, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Dentist
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    Mahlon Loomis

    Mahlon Loomis
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    Mahlon Loomis was an American dentist known for proposing a wireless communication and power delivery system based on his idea of charging a layer of the earths atmosphere.more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1826-1886)
    • Birthplace: Oppenheim, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Dentist
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    Bessica Medlar Raiche
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    Bessica Medlar Raiche was a dentist, businesswoman, and physician, who was the first woman in the United States accredited with flying solo in an airplane. Her accomplishment is impressive because she had received no flight instruction or experience prior to her flight.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1875-1932)
    • Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Physician, Dentist
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    Charlie Norwood
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    Charles Whitlow Norwood, Jr., D.D.S. was an American politician and dentist, serving as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until his death. At the time of his death, Norwood was the Representative of the 10th District of Georgia.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1941-2007)
    • Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Dentist
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    Benjamin Lewis Salomon was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, he stood a rear-guard action in which he had no hope of personal survival, allowing the safe evacuation of the wounded, killing 98 enemy ...more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1914-1944)
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Surgeon, Dentist
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    Annie Elizabeth Delany
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    Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany was an American dentist and civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her elder sister Sarah "Sadie" Delany, of the New York Times bestselling oral history, Having Our Say, written by journalist Amy Hill Hearth. Delany earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree ...more

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    • Age: Died at 104 (1891-1995)
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Dentist
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    Dr. Philip Andrew Traynor was an American dentist and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party and served two terms as U.S. Representative from Delaware.more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1874-1962)
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
    • Profession: Dentist
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    William Thomas "Bill" Osmanski was an American football player and coach. Bill was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 1977 he was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1915-1996)
    • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Dentist, American football player
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    Louis Christopher Pendleton was an African-American dentist, businessman, and civic leader in Shreveport, Louisiana, who organized the civil rights movement in his city through the formation of the interest group known as "Blacks United for Lasting Leadership", which lobbied on behalf of racial justice.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1931-2007)
    • Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Dentist
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