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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 Pierre Fauchard and Doc Holliday.

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Edgar Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Frank Abbott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

William Herbert Rollins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Edward Maynard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Edward Maynard was an American firearms inventor, most famous for his breechloading rifle design.

Rafael Alencar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

William T. G. Morton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Héctor José Cámpora is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Héctor José Cámpora was president of Argentina from 25 May until 13 July 1973.

Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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. ...more

Meiyang Chang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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.

Robert Dudley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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.

Lucy Hobbs Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first American woman to graduate from dental school.

Mahlon Loomis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Mahlon Loomis 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.

Bessica Medlar Raiche is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Charlie Norwood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Ben L. Salomon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Annie Elizabeth Delany is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Philip A. Traynor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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. ...more

Bill Osmanski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Louis Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Dentists
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 ...more

Lester C. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Lester Callaway Hunt, Sr., was a Democratic politician and dentist from the state of Wyoming. He served as the 19th Governor of Wyoming from January 4, 1943 to January 3, 1949 and as United ...more

Hiram Wesley Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Hiram Wesley Evans was Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, an American white supremacist group, from 1922 to 1939. A native of Alabama, Evans attended Vanderbilt University and became a ...more

Zane Grey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Pearl Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American ...more

Mike Simpson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson, D.M.D., is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 2nd congressional district. First elected in 1998, he is a member of the ...more

Bill Emmerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Dentists
William "Bill" Emmerson was a Republican California State Senator who represented the 23rd district in Riverside County. He previously represented the 37th Senate District, having been ...more

László Németh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Dentists
László Németh was a Hungarian dentist, writer, dramatist and essayist. He was born in Nagybánya the son of József Németh and Vilma Gaál. Over the ...more

Monica Frazier Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Monica “Dr. Moe” Frazier Anderson is an author, journalist, motivational speaker, and Doctor of Dental Surgery.

George S. Long is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Dentists
George Shannon Long, known as Doc Long, a member of the powerful Long political dynasty in Louisiana, was a Democratic U.S. representative from the defunct Eighth Congressional District from ...more

León Klimovsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Dentists
León Klimovsky was an Argentine film director. A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub ...more

James B. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Dentists
James Burrows Edwards was a politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected the Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction.

John H. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Dentists
John Harris Taylor was one of the seven presidents of Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, Taylor was the son of Thomas E. Taylor ...more

Harold G. Hillam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Harold Gordon Hillam was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1990 until his death. Hillam was the fifteenth general president of the LDS Church's Sunday ...more

Dan Crane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Daniel Bever Crane is a dentist and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as a Republican congressman from 1979 to 1985. In 1983, he was censured by the House. Crane, a ...more

Gunadasa Amarasekara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Gunadasa Amarasekera is a prominent Sinhala writer, poet, and essayist from Sri Lanka. Gunadasa Amarasekera was born in Yattalamatta in Galle District. He was educated at Mahinda College, Galle ...more

Leonard Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Leonard George Horowitz is a dentist, a health industry entrepreneur, author and AIDS conspiracy theorist who opposes vaccination.

Paul N. Cyr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Paul Narcisse Cyr was the elected lieutenant governor in the Huey Pierce Long, Jr., gubernatorial administration who quarreled with the self-designated "Kingfish" throughout most of ...more

Jack Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Jack Miller, usually known as Dr. Jack Miller, raced in the Indy Racing League from 1997 to 2001 and the Indianapolis 500 from 1997 to 1999. Miller is a practicing dentist and, thus, was known ...more

Andrzej Szpilman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Andrzej Szpilman is a dentist, composer, music producer, publisher, and son of the famous pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman, and his wife, Halina. Andrzej Szpilman started his music ...more

Norman Simmons is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Norman Simmons was a DNA research pioneer. Simmons worked with Dr. Elkan Blout on proteins and polypeptides and was also recognized for isolating a structurally pure form of DNA. This was, in ...more

Billy Cannon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Dentists
William Abb "Billy" Cannon is an All-American, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner and 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and ...more

Ed Lafitte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Edward Francis Lafitte was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Detroit Tigers, Brooklyn Tip-Tops, and Buffalo Blues. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana at his family's home ...more

Sam Aanestad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Samuel Mark Aanestad is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and former Republican member of the California State Assembly from the 3rd District from 1998 to 2002 and a member of the California ...more

Fikret Kızılok is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Fikret Kızılok was a Turkish musician. He was a pioneer of Turkish rock music, a prolific songwriter, impresario, multi-instrumentalist, and an early experimentalist.

Fritz Pfeffer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Friedrich "Fritz" Pfeffer was a German dentist and Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who perished in the Neuengamme ...more

Horace Wells is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Horace Wells was an American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide.

Ewa Björling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Ewa Helena Björling is a Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She served as Minister for Trade from 2007 to 2014 and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2010 to 2014 ...more

Ken Cranston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Kenneth "Ken" Cranston was an English cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Lancashire and eight times for England, in 1947 and 1948. He retired from playing cricket to ...more

Jeff Van Drew is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Jeff Van Drew is an American Democratic Party politician who has served in the New Jersey Senate since 2008, where he represents the 1st Legislative District. From 2002 to 2008, Van Drew ...more

Dallas Long is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Dentists
Dallas Crutcher Long is an American track and field athlete, who was four time world record holder in the shot put. He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Long attended the University of Southern ...more

E. Lloyd Du Brul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Dentists
E. Lloyd Du Brul was a world-renowned anatomist, physical anthropologist and educator, and the developer of the science of biomechanics of the head and neck. Du Brul, along with Harry Sicher, ...more