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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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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: Humansville, Missouri, United States of America
    • 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 listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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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: 43
    • Birthplace: João Pessoa, Brazil
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Dentist
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    William T. G. Morton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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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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