130 DENTAL DRILLS BUZZ IN ONE ROOM (Aug, 1933)

I think that for many people this would be their idea of hell.

130 DENTAL DRILLS BUZZ IN ONE ROOM
If the sound of a dentist’s drill gives you a slightly weak sensation, imagine a hundred and thirty of them going at once! This is the number of dental chairs, complete with every modern piece of equipment, that line the monster hall at the University of Pennsylvania where students of dentistry learn their profession. Since the embryo dentists have already acquired a high degree of skill before being allowed to treat actual cases, volunteer patients are not hard to find.

3 comments
  1. Kryten007 says: February 10, 20076:03 pm

    “I think that for many people this would be their idea of hell”

    I think that you’d be quite right! My teeth hurt just *reading* about the sound!

  2. Stannous says: February 10, 20077:22 pm

    I used to work at a restaurant that abutted a machine shop and when they were lathing metal the whole place vibrated. I’d just say to customers, “Oh, don’t mind that. It’s just the dentists’ office next door…”
    They’d always shudder.

  3. tyleragent says: October 26, 20127:28 am

    For one that is a lot of chairs, and secondly I think if you were a patient and had to sit in those dental chairs for a full procedure, and had to listen to the drilling noise of hundreds of other dentists doing the same thing. I think that for the next few days all you would be able to hear the sound of those drills. Day in and day out.

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