List of Famous Dentists

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 Pierre Fauchard 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. 
  • William Edgar Buchanan II (March 20, 1903 – April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction, ...more
  • Frank Abbott may refer to: Frank Abbott (dentist) (1836–1897), American dentist Frank Abbott (politician) (1828–1893), New York politician Frank Abbott (footballer) (1885–1947), Australian rules ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • Edward Maynard (April 26, 1813 – May 4, 1891) was an American firearms inventor, most famous for his breechloading rifle design.
  • William Thomas Green Morton (August 9, 1819 – July 15, 1868) was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anaesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his ...more
  • Héctor José Cámpora (26 March 1909 – 18 December 1980) was a dentist and Peronist politician. A major figure of left-wing Peronism Cámpora served briefly as the 38th President of Argentina from 25 ...more
  • John Henry "Doc" Holliday (August 14, 1851 – November 8, 1887) was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist. A close friend and associate of lawman Wyatt Earp, Holliday is best known for his role ...more
  • 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. ...more
  • John Haase may refer to: John Haase (author) John Haase (criminal)
  • Robert Dudley (September 13, 1869 – September 15, 1955) was a dentist turned film character actor who, in his 35-year career, appeared in more than 115 films.
  • Lucy Hobbs Taylor (March 14, 1833 – October 3, 1910) was a school teacher and a dentist, known for being the first American woman to graduate from dental school (Ohio College of Dental Surgery in ...more
  • Mahlon Loomis (21 July 1826 – 13 October 1886) was an American dentist and inventor. He is best known for promoting the idea that the Earth's upper atmosphere was divided into discrete concentric ...more
  • Bessica Faith Raiche née Medlar, known as Bessie Raiche, (April 1875 – 11 April 1932) was a businesswoman, dentist, and physician. Raiche was the first woman in the United States accredited with ...more
  • Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood, Jr., D.D.S. (July 27, 1941 – February 13, 2007) was an American politician, serving as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 ...more
  • Benjamin Lewis Salomon (September 1, 1914 – July 7, 1944) was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, ...more
  • Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany (3 September 1891 – 25 September 1995) was an American civil rights pioneer who was the subject, along with her elder sister Sarah "Sadie" Delany, of The New York ...more
  • Dr. Philip Andrew Traynor (May 31, 1874 – December 5, 1962) was an American dentist and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party and served ...more
  • William Thomas Osmanski (December 29, 1915 – December 25, 1996) was an American football player and coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 1977 he was inducted ...more
  • Louis Christopher Pendleton (October 13, 1931 – January 14, 2007) was an African-American dentist, businessman, and civic leader in Shreveport, Louisiana, who organized the civil rights movement in ...more
  • Lester Callaway Hunt, Sr. (July 8, 1892 – June 19, 1954), was a Democratic politician and dentist from the state of Wyoming. Hunt was the first to be elected to two consecutive terms as Wyoming's ...more
  • Hiram Wesley Evans (September 26, 1881 – September 14, 1966) was the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, an American white supremacist group, from 1922 to 1939. A native of Alabama, Evans attended ...more
  • Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and ...more
  • Michael Keith Simpson (born September 8, 1950) is an American politician serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 2nd congressional district. First ...more
  • William Emmerson (born October 28, 1945) is a former Republican California State Senator who represented the 23rd district in Riverside County. He previously represented the 37th Senate District, ...more
  • László Németh (18 April 1901 – 3 March 1975) was a Hungarian dentist, writer, dramatist and essayist. He was born in Nagybánya the son of József Németh (1873–1946) and Vilma Gaál (1879–1957). Over ...more