Thursday, May 10, 2012

No bite to the story

The claims that a dentist pulled out all of the teeth from her ex-boyfriend is just a hoax. Erin Tennant is an MSNBC contributor and was able to discover:

--The Polish police agency in the region where the incident reportedly took place is not investigating any such case.
--Poland's Chamber of Physicians and Dentists is not investigating any case like the one reported.
--Nor, is a dentist named Anna Maćkowiak listed on its professional register.News outlets in Poland did not report the story. Some, however, reported the foreign media's coverage of what they called a "prank."
--The original story was traced back to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. The writer Simon Tomlinson, says he does not know where the story originated, despite its bearing his byline. "I've drawn a bit of a blank," he told MSNBC.
--American Dental Association's national spokesperson, David Johnson Jr., said the story was highly improbable because most dentists are equipped to administer drugs only for conscious sedation dentistry. That would mean the man would've known all his teeth were being pulled as it was happening.

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