The funniest tooth story I have ever heard concerns my friend Claude, who is a teacher. One day he was speaking to a parent who had to leave because she had a dentist appointment. “Who is your dentist?” Claude asked, and he was stunned at her reply.
It turns out that the dentist was a friend of Claude’s from high school. Claude wanted to get in touch with this old friend (mind you, this was before email, facebook, or twitter) so he wrote a note to the dentist, rolled it into a ball and asked the parent to put it in her mouth and thus deliver it to the dentist. When the dentist told her to “open, please,” he discovered the rolled up piece of paper in her mouth. And thus the two old friends reconnected.