Some people suffer from dental anxiety and dental fear and a recent story about the world's worse dentist further compounded the issue. Reports indicated that a British dentist got revenge on her ex by removing all his teeth during his recent visit to her dental office for a toothache. Anxiety sufferers are now able to breath a sign of relief as it turns out that the story was nothing more than a hoax.
1800Dentist.com was not the only website to jump on that dental news bandwagon. The story of the jilted dentist dominated the front page of various news sites including Fox News, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, MSN, the New York Post, and The New York Daily News. The truth was uncovered courtesy of further investigation from Msnbc.com; reporters for the site contacted police in Wroclaw, Poland to confirm the incident and a spokesperson for the organization stated that there was no such story on record.
The Birth of a Dental Urban Legend
For decades, urban legends have been part of America's storytelling tradition. Typically storytellers believe the tales they are sharing via the urban legends are true; the latest story of the jilted dentist proves that urban legends (and any reported news) need to be taken with a grain of salt.
The story of the unprofessional dental care provider was attributed to Anna Mackowiak seeking revenge on her former flame. Various news sources that until her revenge, Mackowiak was just another dental care expert in Poland. That supposedly changed when her ex-paramour decided that he could entrust her with his dental health.
Marek Olszewski was suffering from tooth pain and thought he could entrust his ex lover to provide the necessary dental treatments for relief. As the story continues, Mackowiak was quoted as saying "I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions," but she failed at the task and instead ended up pulling out all his teeth instead (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136265/Dentist-Anna-Mackowiak-pulled-ALL-boyfriend-Marek-Olszewski-s-teeth-dumped-her.html?ICO=most_read_module).
As legend goes, her cruel revenge took place once Marek Olszewski was fully under the effects of general anesthesia. It was during that time that Mackowiak reportedly performed tooth extractions not just on the infected tooth, but on ever single chomper present.
The false story also provides details associated with her criminal intent and suggests that Mackowiak used double talk and extra gauze to hide her actions from her ex.