Dentists are often portrayed in a negative light in movies and stories. They are often seen as cold, uncaring, and only interested in making money. However, there are also many movies and stories that show dentists in a positive light. These stories often focus on the importance of oral health and the role that dentists play in helping people maintain healthy teeth and gums.    

Movies That Feature a Dentist as a Main Character:

    1. Little Shop of Horrors (1986): This musical comedy tells the story of Seymour Krelborn, a meek and mild-mannered dentist who discovers a strange plant that eats human flesh. The plant, named Audrey II, grows rapidly and soon becomes a bloodthirsty monster. Seymour must find a way to stop the plant before it destroys everything in its path.
    2. The Hangover (2009): This American comedy film about three friends who go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, only to wake up the next morning with no memory of the night before and the bachelor nowhere to be found. Stu Price, played by Ed Helms, wakes up to find that he has lost his front tooth. The three friends must piece together the events of the night before in order to find their friend and get him to his wedding on time. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $469 million worldwide. It was followed by two sequels, The Hangover Part II (2011) and The Hangover Part III (2013).



    1. The Great Moment (1944): This historical drama tells the story of William Thomas Green Morton, the dentist who first used ether as an anesthetic in dental surgery. The film stars Fredric March as Morton and features a supporting cast that includes Anne Revere, Elizabeth Patterson, and Gale Sondergaard.
    2. The Dentist (1996): This horror film stars Corbin Bernsen as Alan Feinstone, a sadistic dentist who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on his patients. The film was a box office success and spawned a sequel, The Dentist 2 (1998).
    3. The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002): This Canadian drama stars Paul Gross as Dr. David Judelson, a dentist who is struggling with his personal and professional life. The film was a critical and commercial success and won several awards, including the Genie Award for Best Motion Picture.
    4. Eversmile, New Jersey (1989): This coming-of-age story stars Michael Schoeffling as Chuck Riley, a young man who dreams of becoming a dentist. The film follows Chuck as he navigates the challenges of adolescence and pursues his dream of becoming a dentist.
    5. Finding Nemo (2003): This animated comedy-drama tells the story of Marlin, a clownfish who sets out to find his son, Nemo, who has been captured by a scuba diver. Along the way, Marlin meets Dory, a regal blue tang with short-term memory loss. Dory helps Marlin on his journey and they eventually find Nemo.



  1. The Whole Nine Yards (2000): This dark comedy stars Bruce Willis as Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski, a Mafia hitman who goes into hiding with his neighbor, Oz Oseransky (Matthew Perry), a dentist. The film is a funny and suspenseful ride that features a great cast and some memorable scenes.
  2. Good Luck Chuck (2007): This romantic comedy stars Dane Cook as Charlie Logan, a dentist who is cursed to make all of his former lovers unlucky in love. The film follows Charlie as he tries to break the curse and find true love.
  3. Tooth Fairy (2010): This fantasy comedy stars Dwayne Johnson as Derek Thompson, a former professional hockey player who is forced to become a tooth fairy after he accidentally knocks out a child’s tooth. The film is a fun and heartwarming story that teaches children about the importance of believing in themselves.

These are just a few of the many movies and stories where the main character is a dentist. These stories often show dentists in a positive light and highlight the importance of oral health.

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Art and Paintings:

These are just a few of the many novels where the main character or one of the main characters is a dentist or orthodontist. These novels often explore the challenges and rewards of being a dentist, and they offer a unique perspective on the profession.