Famous People Who Were Also Dentists
There are so many people in history who are known for doing amazing
or infamous things. However, what we don’t always hear about are the day
jobs of these people. It may surprise you to learn that some of these
well-known people were actually dentists before going on to make
Below are 4 of these individuals, some of whom may surprise you:
- Thomas Bramwell Welch – Thomas
Bramwell Welch was most well known as being the founder of Welch’s
Grape Juice. He was also the first to discover how to prevent grape
juice from fermenting. Surprisingly, he was also a very successful
dentist! His son, Charles E. Welch, went on to become a dentist as well
and he and his father eventually went into business together at Welch’s
Dental Supply Company!
- John Henry “Doc” Holliday – Doc
Holliday is the most notorious dentist on this list! He’s most well
known for his participation in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in
October of 1881. Before this incident, however, he was a successful
dentist in Atlanta, GA until he developed tuberculosis. His doctor
suggested that he move further west in order to improve his health,
which is how he ended up in Arizona.
- Edgar Buchanan – Edgar
Buchanan is most well known for his roles in Beverly Hillbillies and
Green Acres. But before he became a successful actor, he had a family
dental practice in Oregon and California. Edgar soon found his true
calling was acting and he went on to appear in over 100 movies and
- Paul Revere – Paul Revere is known
for riding through the streets letting everyone know that “the British
are coming,” but he was also a dentist. There’s even a rumor that he
created George Washington’s dentures, but there isn’t any proof to back
this claim up. It’s a fun story, though!
Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics,our dentists have no plans to participate in grape juice, gunfights, or acting! We plan on being your dental experts for a long, long time.