Yes, it is a sad fact that dentists in the movies and on TV are always potrayed as …well read the selction below. What bothers me is that other professionals like physicians and even lawyers are often potrayed as heroes. It is a burden we must bear.
Dentists are a disappearing breed in America, and looking at the way they are portrayed in the movies, its easy to see why. Since their first appearances in the silent era, they have typically been characterized as schlubs, second-raters, or sadists.