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Felicia Papier is the Project Strategist and SEM Manager for Dental Insurance Store.  She is also a frequent blogger for both Agent Straight-Talk and Dental Wire.  When she's not helping people find the right dental plan for the right price, she is traveling, baking cupcakes or spending time with her husband, Marc and son, Aden.  

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The Dentin Awards - Best Movies with Dental Themes

May 14, 2015

By Dean George

This Saturday marks the 86th anniversary of Hollywood’s first Academy Awards ceremony held at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. First hosted May 16, 1929, the awards were created as a means to honor the film industry’s talented artists that make their living pretending to be people that they aren't.

Today the awards are telecast internationally in over 200 countries. Millions of people that live vicariously through these human chameleons watch them pose and preen on the famous red carpet before entering the Dolby Theatre for the world’s biggest selfie. 

Well, that got us to thinking and as regular readers of this blog know, you never know where that may lead. Anyway, as a tribute to the dental world, Dental Insurance Store and Agent Straight-Talk wanted to honor those dental-themed movies that we believe have had a significant impact on the oral healthcare industry.

This year’s prestigious awards banquet was held in the Dental Insurance Store's IT department because we heard that someone brought donuts and they are most generous with their coffee.

The categories for this year’s winners include:

  • Best Dental Drama 
  • Best Dental Comedy 
  • Best Dental Computer Animation 
  • Best Dental Portrayal in a Western 

So, without further ado, here are this year’s winners of Dental Insurance Store’s prestigious Dentin Awards:

Best Dental Drama: The Spirit of a Denture

A dental movie epic! Starring Kevin Spacey, this instant classic has frigates, unrequited love and pirates with gleaming chompers!

Best Dental Comedy: The Dentist

High Jinks with W.C. Fields. Who needs laughing gas with this guy yanking your chain?
"Have you ever had this tooth pulled before?"

Best Dental Computer Animation: Finding Nemo

Judging from their conversation its a good bet these fish swim in dental schools. But what else is there to do if you're stuck in an aquarium all day but recite a play-by-play of a root canal!

Best Dental Portrayal in a Western: The Shakiest Gun in the West

Maxillary Destiny! Jesse W. Haywood (Don Knotts) has to pass a final exam from his Philadelphia dental school in 1870 before he can go west to fight oral ignorance. 

Thanks for reading Agent Straight-Talk, and for more dental-themed movies visit our Pinterest and LinkedIn pages. For more reasons to smile you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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