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The 2016 Dentin Awards Are Here

Mar 02, 2016

By Dean George

This past weekend marked the 88th anniversary of the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars.  Every year actors and actresses gather in all their finery to pose and preen on the red carpet before entering the Dolby Theatre with bejeweled fingers crossed for cinematic glory.

The Academy Awards has more categories than the Tooth Fairy has teeth.  There are so many, it’s a wonder everyone attending doesn’t walk home with an Oscar. If I was on the nominating committee I'd include a category for Best Smile in a Dental Plan with No Waiting Period.

My favorite part of the Academy Awards is muting the entire broadcast and then imagining winning my own award for Best Sound Editing.  Anyway, now that we have the Academy Awards preliminaries out of the way, it’s time for the main show: the 2016 Dentin Awards!

Dental Insurance Store first introduced the Dentin Awards last spring to honor the dental-themed movies that have significantly contributed to the art of oral healthcare.  For the second consecutive year the awards were voted on in our IT department because they just refilled the candy jar and their kitchenette has a microwave.

The 2016 Dentin Award categories include:

Best Comedy Using Laughing Gas

Best Silent Movie Named Laughing Gas

Best Confession about a Dentist

Best Dental Movie Using Legos

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

Best Comedy: Doctor in Clover

The infantile pranks of medical students are on full display when one student livens up a party by secretly releasing nitrous oxide at a dance for hospital personnel. What a gas!

Best Silent Movie: Laughing Gas

Hard to believe this Charlie Chaplin classic was made 102 years ago. There's been a gazillion dental visits since then! Chaplin plays a bumbling dental assistant who knocks out a patient who won’t quit laughing from nitrous oxide, exposes the dentist’s wife and flirts with a patient.

Best Confession about a Dentist (Yada, yada, yada) - Seinfeld

What do you get when a Jewish comedian confesses to a Catholic priest his suspicions that a former Gentile dentist has recently converted to Judaism merely for the jokes? A dental comedy classic!

Best Dental Movie Using LEGOS: LEGO Dentist

A routine dental visit turns horrifying in this dental waiting room of horrors. Thanks to an ordinary dental patient who bravely overcomes his fears, eventually everything is awesome in the end.

Thanks for reading Agent Straight-Talk, and for more dental-themed TV and movie clips visit our Pinterest and LinkedIn pages. If that doesn’t help your smile workout you can also follow us on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

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