Monday, October 15, 2007

Dentist breast massages

You're probably going to think that I'm making this up, but you be the judge. Now, I'm no dentist, but I don't recall any kind of gynecology classes in that curriculum. This article from the Associated Press should speak for itself. (image credit)
Woodland, Calif. — A dentist accused of fondling the breasts of 27 female patients is trying to keep his dental license by arguing that chest massages are an appropriate procedure in certain cases. Mark Anderson's lawyer says dental journals discuss the need to massage the pectoral muscles to treat a common jaw problem.

Police say Anderson said during recorded phone calls that he routinely massaged patients' chests to treat temporo-mandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, which causes neck and head pain.
In a related story, SmileWright's Office and Massage Parlor is announcing the grand opening of a new branch in Woodland, California. For all new patients, with your teeth cleaning, you get a coupon for [insert joke here].... HA!

By the way, who knew there was a movie called "Dentist Visit" with the picture above? How weird is that? Is this art imitating life, or life imitating art? You be the judge.....

Update: A judge has ruled that he cannot practice while his case is pending. Duh!


SeaSpray said...

Seriously? Can he produce the educational material to support his defense?

So...let me get this straight. The knee bone is connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone's connected to the hip bone (remember that song anyone?) and the breast bone's connected to the jaw bone?

It would be interesting to know his success rate. :)

Cathy said...

We use to have a dentist in town, who I guess let his forearm relax a little to much while his hand would be working in your mouth. This resulted in his rubbing back and forth against your breast the entire time. He wasn't in town very long until he left for some place else.

Anonymous said...

Sort of makes you wonder if the tmj thing is somehow gender specific in his office, eh?