The Top 5 Dental Movies of All Time
Whenever we think about films, dentists are naturally not something that spring to mind. However, there are many popular movies that feature them and some of them we hold dear to our hearts. Here are the top five dental movies of all time.
With many classing it as a childhood favorite, the story of this film revolves around a little fish called Nemo who finds himself pulled from the sea and planted in a dental office aquarium. We see the dentist ‘Philip Sherman’ at work and wonder whether beloved Nemo will ever escape. However, the dentist isn’t a bad guy; the only reason he brought Nemo into his office was so he could give him to his little niece.
Little Shop of Horrors
Set in a florist, we meet a geeky shop worker who finds out the plant that he has raised is able to talk. Although its appetite isn’t to everyone’s taste, as it prefers to feast on blood and guts rather than normal food. The reason many class it as their favorite dental movie is because of the iconic dentist song by none other than Steve Martin. We see him sing, dance, and portray a very wacky type of dentist who takes great delight in laughing at his patients in pain, as well as punching his assistant.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The great thing about films is that they can teach you about topics you wouldn’t normally come across, injecting a fun element into the movie as well. Unlike many films that seem to show dentists as scary and best to be avoided, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer portrays dentists in a positive manner where we get to meet Hermey the Elf who decides to be a dentist. Portraying dentists in a positive way enables viewers to be more interested in the profession and look for training to become one. Websites such as best-dentalassistantschools.com provide more information about what it takes to get into the dental industry.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
It goes without saying if we eat too many chocolates and sweets, the chances are we’ll find ourselves in the dentist chair and that is exactly what happens to little Charlie Bucket. We see him visiting dental practitioner ‘Dr. Wilbur Wonka, D.D.S.’ and lying in the dentist chair with a very uncomfortable looking head brace on. Dr. Wonka isn’t too impressed with all the sweets on display and proceeds to throw them all in the fire, instilling a sense of dread to those with a sweet tooth.
Regarded as one of the most gruesome dentist scenes of all time, we see Szell inflicting horrific pain and torture on Babe who repeatedly asks whether what he is doing is safe. Many class the scene as the thing that has put them off going to the dentist, so it is best advised to steer clear of the film if you have a big phobia.
Whilst these are just a few of the top rated dental films, there is a vast selection to look out for which can not only be gruesome but also educational and help people understand more of the dental trade.