The Celebrity Dentist: Reality TV Needs a Dental Show

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Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Kevin Sands, DDS has treated some of the most well-known celebrities in the world, including Kim Kardashian, Shaun White, Charlie Sheen, Elle MacPherson, George Lopez, and Britney Spears. His photo gallery features just some of the famous faces who have entrusted Dr. Sands with their dental care. If you would like more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you attain a beautiful and healthy set of teeth and gums, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sands, well this gallery is already on his website. His number’s at the top-right of the page.

Medicos have all of their hospital shows – so many it’s impossible to name them all, as every country has one.

But dental shows? Why the reluctance? Is it because the patients are usually rich and therefore more protective of their privacy?

But there is one dental reality TV show – it’s called Smile, starring Nigel Crocker, William Dorfman and Larissa Schrage.

Its spiel is thus:

Imagine having teeth so damaged that you can’t date, work, or even leave the house. For some people, this is their shocking reality. Smile is a bold, new series that documents the emotional and psychological journeys of people who are offered the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance to smile. Watch as people attempt to fix their lives by fixing their teeth.

Reality TV is not for everyone. But the fact is there’s a lot of theatre and drama in wisdom teeth removal for a start – and it’s pretty gory and gruesome for people who like their visual entertainment to feature a fair amount of flesh and blood.

And television can get very micro and still be entertaining, for example highlighting obscure things like dentists in Gaythorne for crying out loud. WTF? Yep. What are you watching?

When you look over the list of dental services catalogued by the Australian Dental Association you will see drama and theatre in pretty much every treatment. So come on Australia, who’s gonna make Australia’s first dental reality TV show happen?

Schedule of Dental Services in Australia

Diagnostic Services

Radiological Examination and Interpretation
Other Diagnostic Services

Preventive, Prophylactic and Bleaching Services

Dental Prophylaxis and Bleaching
Remineralisation Agents
Other Preventive Services
iv The Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary
Oral Surgery
Surgical Extractions
Surgery for Prostheses
Treatment of Maxillofacial Injuries
General Surgical
Other Surgical Procedures
Pulp and Root Canal Treatments
Periradicular Surgery

Other Endodontic Services

Restorative Services
Metallic Restorations
Adhesive Restorations
Adhesive Restorations
Metallic Restorations
Tooth-coloured Restorations
Other Restorative Services
Provisional Crown and Bridge
Crown and Bridge Repairs and Other Services
Procedures for Implant Prostheses
Dentures and Denture Components
Denture Maintenance
Denture Repairs
Other Prosthodontic Services
Removable Appliances
Fixed Appliances
Extraoral Appliances

Other Orthodontic Services

General Services
Drug Therapy
Anaesthesia, Sedation and Relaxation Therapy
Occlusal Therapy

So, where to begin, TV producers? We’re ready to open our mouths and be the first patients.