"There ought to be a law", here are some silly laws on the books that affect dentists:
*It's stricly agains the law in Slaughter, Louisiana, for a dentist to allow a female patient to soak her feet while she sits in the waiting room.
*Only licensed dentists in Homer, Illinois, are legally allowed to tote a slingshot.
*If you practice in Point Comfort, Texas, you better smile. It's against the law for a dentist to frown at a patient.
*An old law in Blue Earth, Minnesota, prohibits dentists from playing checkers during lunch hours.
* Reprinted with permission from the Journal of New Jersey Dental Association, 1988
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