Dental One Associates of Woodbridge
14520 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

The most famous dentists in popular culture

The-most-famous-dentists-in-popular-culture

Far too often, dentists in popular culture are depicted as ominous, even to the point of being outright creepy. Of course, the reality of what most of the best dentists are really like couldn’t be further from that stereotype.

One story appearing on the site Article Alley takes particular issue with how dentists have appeared in two films from the Disney Corporation. In “Toothless,” Kirstie Alley plays a unsympathetic dentist who turns into the tooth fairy, while the dentists in “Finding Nemo,” according to the Article Alley piece, were shown to be a mostly disreputable lot.

But that doesn’t mean films and television shows always get it wrong. Here, we’ve compiled some of the more positive dentists that have appeared in the media.

Tim Whatley, D.D.S.
Dental Heroes put together a respectable list of noteworthy imaginary dentists from entertainment. While Tim Whatley – depicted by Bryan Cranston in the Seinfeld episode “the Yada Yada” – had a few character flaws, the sheer hilariousness of the episode surrounding his dentist’s office redeems him. By the end, Kramer was accusing Jerry of being an “anti-Dentite” due to his issues with Whatley.

Doc Holliday
Disregarding the historical accuracy – or lack thereof – in the film “Tombstone,” Val Kilmer’s spin on Doc Holliday delivered as many memorable one-liners as any character in any other cinematic romp through the Wild West. Dental Heroes recalls the scenes when an unhinged ne’er-do-well – Johnny Ringo – came into Holliday’s town asking for trouble. Holliday obliges by saying, “I’m your huckleberry.”  Upon ending  Ringo’s shenanigans with a shoot out, Holliday triumphantly told his nemesis, “You’re no daisy.”

It always helps if a dentist, like Holliday, can throw some dry humor into his or her practice. We can’t think of an a way Holliday’s proficiency with firearms could benefit a dentist, but you never know.

Isaac Yankem, D.D.S
While it’s true that Yankem was a deranged villain when he first appeared in the WWF in 1995, he didn’t stay a bad guy forever. The wrestler who portrayed the Yankem character, Glenn Jacobs, would eventually be given a new persona by the WWF writers – the younger half-brother of the legendary Undertaker, Kane. As Kane, Jacobs has been both an antihero and a bad guy. But in recent months, he’s held half of the world tag team titles alongside the technical-wrestling master Daniel Bryan, and the popularity of their good guy tandem known as “Team Hell No!” has been notable.

Kane might not exactly make a gentle dentist, but if he could master dentistry as well as he’s mastered the choke slam, we’re sure he’d make a much better dentist than his old character, Dr. Yankem

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Good all around service
Shirley M.
Dr Z!!! He is kind, explains everything that is going to be done and he is compassionate. If you need a lot of work done, he gives you options.
Karen M.
Great experience! Great Dentist and Staff!
Lisa F.
Professional and courteous service every time.
Gary M.
The people are outstanding
Avis W.
Terrified of the dentist due to a bad experience. Dr. Z and Rhea made me feel so at ease and the staff members were just as great. I only wish I had found your office much sooner. I will definitely […]
Linda W.
Been a patient for many years – even after leaving Virginia and settling in Maryland.
Edward C.
Great and professional service.
Steve O.
Very relaxing environment. Everyone is professional and friendly.
David P.
The tech was very nice & quick!!!
Kellie C.
I have been coming to see Dr. Valleru and her staff a long time. Trust them and believe they are innovative in their techniques.
Teresa H.
I love Dental One, from the friendly and personable service at the front desk to the most professional Doctors and assistants. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for my dental care.
Minnettia D.
Maci…Maci! She is the best, and the reason I come back.
Keisha F.
Everyone was amazing!!! It’s been unfortunately a. Wey long time since I’ve been to the dentist due to a bad incident But I was informed put at ease and felt with honesty and I was impressed. I […]
Rhonda S.
On time, courteous, professional service.
Simeon S.
Dr. Valleru is a wonderful Dr at Dental One Associates in Woodbridge VA. Her and all the staff at this location was very helpful with their service and answered all and any questions that I had. I […]
Darylron C.
Doctors and techs were great with my son!
Hunter F.
Very pleasant experience and great team!
Lauren L.
Anytime during my surgery if the doctor saw I was having any discomfort he asked if I was okay and gave me more numbing stuff anytime I felt the slightest pain. Great staff, everyone had a smile on […]
Caitlyn B.
Customer service. From the minute I walked in, everyone was friendly and helpful. The dental assistant, as well as the gum specialist, was knowledgeable and explained everything clearly, and answered […]
Katherin H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (703) 910-5020
Our Location