Despite their attempts to be otherwise, celebrities are not just like us, as famous folks are often placed on pedestals. Worldwide, celebrity obsession is the norm; psychologists suggest that there has always been admiration for those who have a higher status. While some individuals simply manage their fixation by clipping articles and checking blog posting regarding their favorite stars, others take their devotion to the next level by trying to get some of their favorite stars DNA courtesy of buying their old teeth.
Even though famous folks have better clothing, looks and homes than the rest of us, dental problems do not discriminate and can destroy the dental health of the rich and famous as they are human too. However, when a celebrity goes to a dentist to receive dental care that may result in a tooth extraction, their teeth are worth their weight in gold as there are many folks committed to getting a piece of their favorite star.
Dentist to the Stars=Tooth Seller
Dr. Bill Dorfman is a licenced California dentist practicing his artistry near celebrity-studded Beverly Hills. According to his own website (http://www.billdorfmandds.com/) he has provided professional dentistry to a number of stars including Jessica Simpson, Ozzy Osbourn and Anne Hathaway. He is also a self-proclaimed tooth collector with the goal of turning a profit on the discarded teeth of his famous patients.
Paparazzi from celebrity focused website TMZ.com spotted the dentist outside Rock & Brews in El Segundo. The interviewer asked Dr. Bill Dorfman about pulled teeth, and the dentist volunteered that he has been saving the teeth of some famous folks (after asking their consent) with the ultimate goal of selling them for profit on on-line auction site Ebay.com (http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/04/dentist-bill-dorfman-keeps-celebrity-teeth/).
TMZ.com reported that they asked several dentists about the practice implemented by Dr. Dorfman and by their accounts, it is not illegal to keep pulled teeth if a patient does not want to keep them. However, most dental care professional either dispose of the teeth or donate them to dental schools for research.