A dentist was a medical practitioner specialising in the care of teeth. After eating a sweet, the First Doctor felt a pang of toothache. (TV: The Celestial Toymaker) When the TARDIS landed in Tombstone, Arizona in October 1881, he sought out a dentist and found the establishment of Doc Holliday. Seeing an opportunity to evade Seth Harper and the Clanton brothers, Holliday pulled the tooth for the Doctor and then dressed him with items that might be expected to adorn Holliday himself. Coupled with the Doctor's miscommunication, this fooled Harper into believing the Doctor was Holliday. (TV: The Gunfighters)

While in the Psychodrome, the Fifth Doctor told Tegan Jovanka that he was afraid of Daleks, Cybermen and dentists. (AUDIO: Psychodrome) Indeed, even in his seventh incarnation, the Doctor had not seen a dentist since that one time in 1881. (AUDIO: The Magic Mousetrap)

According to her shadow self, Ace was afraid of dentists. (AUDIO: Shadow Planet)

William Hogan was a dentist before retiring to Shropshire. (AUDIO: The Rockery)

Varun Singh was a dental surgeon in the 21st century. He had his own dental establishment (PROSE: Joyride) called Franley House. (TV: Brave-ish Heart)

In the 30th century, the Eleventh Doctor took Decky Flamboon to a space dentist when he developed a fang ache. To his surprise, many patients waiting developed the same toothache. (COMIC: Toothache!)

By circa 10,000,000, dentists were no longer needed. (PROSE: The Ark)

On Skaro, the Fourth Doctor joked to Romana II that the underground drilling they felt was the work of an underworld dentist. (TV: Destiny of the Daleks)

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