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Gerhard Steenkamp – Animal Dentist

This week The Daily Mail reported on a South African dentist who treats the teeth of some of the most ferocious animals around. This story is worth it for the pictures alone. Gerhard Steenkamp, from Pretoria in South Africa travels the world to fix the teeth of all manner of animals – from lions to leopards and hippos to hedgehogs. Steenkamp has travelled to China, Egypt, the UAE and across Africa as part of his work.     Can you imagine treating some of these animals? Doing an extraction for a difficult patient can be stressful enough not to mind an elephant or bear… Dr Steenkamp literally does treat bears … Continue reading

Celebrites and Dental Grills

  This week pop star Miley Cyrus was pictured wearing a gold dental grill. Also known as “grillz”, Cyrus is the latest in a long line of celebrities to be snapped with the hip-hop accessory.   The latest trend seems to have been restarted last year by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte who wore a dental grill showing the American flag when collecting his medals. Since then Rihanna has been spotted wearing metallic vampire fangs. Other celebrities that have been pictured wearing the teeth grills include P Diddy, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Chris Brown to mention but a few.   What are grills?   Dental … Continue reading

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