Humans are a baffling species, while one may do everything to ensure their lives are lived ethically, others are happy breaking the moral code; the latter has led to the creation of cautionary tales. Now there are many bizarre stories regarding dentistry, dental care and teeth. Premiere dentist finder, 1-800-DENTIST is dedicated to sharing dental health info of all kinds including tales Strange Dental News, More Strange Dental News, Even More Strange Dental News and Dental News, The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.
Gold Teeth Ripped From the Dead
Gold is a precious metal that has always been considered valuable. The compound has been used for currency, jewelry and to create idols of worship. The metal is also extremely popular in dentistry to fill dental cavities as it is non-toxic, easy to work with and extremely durable. Sadly, one undertaker could not resist the sparkling temptation glistening from the teeth of corpses under his care and instead has been accused of stealing dental gold from corpses and pawning the dental work for cash.
The economy has impacted countless Americans and in turn the dental care industry. While countless folks have been struggling to pay for dental treatments, many others opt to pay the $900 to $3,000 for gold fillings (CostHelper.com) as they can last from 10 to 15 years. Because of the durability of gold fillings, many individuals take their dental work to the grave. Since the decease cannot resist, David Kline used the mouths of the dead as his personal mine.
Kline, worked as a contract embalmer at several Denver-area mortuaries. His crime of pilfering from the dead was reported by local pawnshop brokers as he kept attempting to hock gold crowns at various shops in Colorado. One Longmont storeowner reported the continued, suspicious activity to policy; they eventually recovered multiple bags of gold crowns ripped from the dead and sold to local shops.
When questioned the suspect said he got the endless supply of gold fillings from a relative who was a dentist and coworkers had reported that Kline did not have access to the cremation area where the gold teeth where stored. Investigators eventually searched Kline's house where they found a box containing tools, gold crowns "... two pairs of pliers, a sanding block, tweezers, sandpaper, vise grips, gloves, and 10 pieces of possible gold," (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/us-undertaker-gold-colorado-idUSTRE82005520120301). AT last account Kline had turned himself into police and is in custody.