If you've ever watched the show Extreme Makeover or The Doctors, you will recognize this aggressively positive "celebrity dentist." His name is Dr. Bill Dorfman, and in addition to making over people on television, he also has a dental practice in LA where he treats actual famous people. Or, should we say, he USED to have a dental practice where he treated famous people because after today no celebrity in their right mind would keep going to him. Why? Oh, because yesterday he told TMZ he keeps a "secret stash" of teeth he's pulled out of his famous patients.
Umm, WHAT? That is disgusting. Why he'd ever say anything like that to TMZ is a total mystery—maybe he was on laughing gas?—but he ran on about his collection of famous teeth. He wouldn't say whose teeth he has, exactly, citing "patient confidentiality." Smaaart, Dr. D. But some of his known patients include Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria, and Ozzy Osbourne (does he even have any teeth left?). Hope they won't mind when their teeth show up on eBay, which, by the bye, is what he said he thought he might do with his dental collection one day.
So, after the story broke this afternoon, he suddenly started claiming he was joking and made the entire thing up as a goof. But, but! If you watch the original TMZ video below and then watch his interview from today (found here at around minute 18), he does not in any way seem to be joking in the first interview—the facts come out a little too easily. And he seems remarkably tense in the follow-up interview. (Also, he uses this as proof he was joking: "I don't even know how to go on eBay." P-shaw.) Listen, make of it what you will, but if you decide to visit his practice, be sure to take any and all teeth that are removed with you, lest your chompers end up at auction in 25 years.