L.A. Dentist Admits To Stashing Celebrities' Teeth

Dr Bill Dorfman keeping teethThere are a lot of reasons to become a dentist. You make $150,000 a year, without having to be a nerd for six years at medical school. You get an unlimited supply of laughing gas. And you can collect a celebrity roster of clients, stockpile their pulled teeth, and make your real fortune by selling them on eBay.

This latter point seems to be the secret goal of Dr. Bill Dorfman, who may have strolled across your TV set on "Extreme Makeover," "The Doctors," "Oprah" or "Larry King Live." He may be the only dentist on Facebook with his own Fan Page. At his dental practice in Los Angeles, Dorfman outfits the smiles, he claims, of "everyone from Hollywood's brightest stars to Wall Street's biggest CEOs."

Those clients (as seen in montage form on his website) include Lindsay Lohan, Jessican Simpson, Usher, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria, Debra Messing and Ozzy Osbourne. And Dorman admitted yesterday to TMZ that he had "a secret stash of famous people's teeth."

"There have been a few really famous people," he said, "and I thought one day maybe I could sell this on eBay." He made sure to mention that he offered the teeth back first.

And there is a buck to be made in the molar trade. A Canadian dentist purchased John Lennon's tooth at auction last year for over $30,000, and Elvis Presley's porcelain crown (dubbed the King's Crown), along with a model of his teeth, for $8,000 in February (probably to be encased in plexiglass on his office wall). A pair of Winston Churchill's dentures sold for $24,000 in 2010. And in 1999, a woman paid over $7,000 for the alleged dentures of baseball legend Ty Cobb.

Hey, it's not quite as strange as stashing celebrities' hair, extracting out DNA samples, converting them into customized perfumes and selling them to fans.



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rtrex77

Wow I think this Claire Gordon needs a new profession. So many falsehoods in her articles I don't know where to start!

July 06 2012 at 12:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iS00

You are extremely ignorant. Dental school is just as long as Medical School (which is 4 years after you get your bachelors degree, not 6). Dental School is extremely competitive to get into and is just as challenging as Medical school. On another note, there is a lot more reasons to become a dentist than money. Are you aware of the lack of access to dental care in the nation? Have you ever had a severe tooth ache that kept you up all night, and prevented you from eating, drinking, or even talking? Are you aware of the number of visits to the ER each year that are dental related? You should definitely educate your self before you put out an article that 100s of people will read.

July 06 2012 at 12:04 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
gretchn48

Dr Dorkman more like it, what a zzzzhole

July 05 2012 at 10:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ronzdoc

This story is total BS. I am part of an online Dental Forum with Bill Dorfman where he explained what had happened. He was kidding around with a TMZ reporter when asked to response to the John Lennon story. TMZ took only part of what he said and the rest out of context and ran with it. He has never done that. Chalk it up to a good April fools joke.

April 07 2012 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ZoeFaerie

I agree! This is a wonderful dental practice. I had many many fillings needed due to weak enamel and Dr. Grant Loosvelt was the best. I was so happy with my smile. (He's also pretty good on the keyboards. :)

July 07 2012 at 6:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lagik

wonder how much he can get for a snaggle tooth?

April 07 2012 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tbonetom

yea hiiiiiiiiiiiii

April 07 2012 at 9:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rtscheerdds

In society, every subset harbors narcissists

April 07 2012 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pizzacrackers

**** the person who wrote this article. medical school is actually 4 years long, and dental students also have to work as hard as the medical school students. whoever think dental school is easier than medical school is ignorant. the only difference is that dental training isn't as long as in medicine.

April 07 2012 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ppeterdds

If I know Dorfman the proximity of this interview to April 1st should be considered...

April 07 2012 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
teecee656

This kinda weird. I know as a father of four kids, I have been a designated "tooth fairy" for a lot of baby teeth. I have the feeling most parents would be in violation if OSHA was involved. Teeth aren't like an appendix or gallbladder in that they can be autoclaved and sterilized. HIPPA is about the confidential nature of medical records and certainly should apply. With gold at over $1600 an ounce, a bought and paid for gold crown(s) should be returned to the patient. Either that, or a patient should get a break on their bill. I always wonder if someone ins't making a lot of money with dental gold that "must" be kept.

April 07 2012 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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