Cartoons: Open Wide and Say “Ha!”

Who said a trip to the dentist was no fun?

Dentist about to work on his client's teeth.

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Boy in a dentist chair
“It’s the last one in the balcony.”
Gene Carr
October 7, 1944

 

Dentist about to work on his client's teeth.
“Brother, I don’t envy you!”
Roy Fox
September 3, 1950

 

Contractor pulling down a tooth-shaped sign while he speaks to the dentist.
“If you’d had this taken care of right away I might’ve been able to save it.”
June 14, 1952

 

Dentist about to work on his client's teeth.
“Let me know if I hit a nerve.”
Temes
May 31, 1952

 

A man struggles to get away from his dentist while he tries to work on teeth.
“Mr. Haggerty, you’re fighting me.”
Vahan Shirvanian
April 26, 1952

 

Dentist speaks to his client while the sink runs close to the dentist's chair.
“Just pretend you’re relaxing side a bubbling brook.”
John Dempsey
April 21, 1951

 

Dentist works on a child's teeth while dressed as a clown.
“They say he’s wonderful with children!”
Roy Fox
October 25, 1958

 

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Comments

  1. I love them all. Though these are cartoons, they show the basic dental office look (and experience) haven’t changed that much since the mid-1900s.

    The bottom one depicts clowns in a happy, fun manner I like. I’m sorry the sick & twisted ‘entertainment’ industry have made clowns almost exclusively evil in more recent times. It’s a reflection of how messed up they are, unfortunately.

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