Dentistry is something you want to leave up to the professionals, not some guy on Craigslist. Matthew Ronald Block claims to have created a “temporary flipper type false tooth” for his girlfriend out of modeling clay, and he tried to offer his services online.
His ad claimed his girlfriend was able to do “normal” things like “eat, kiss, sing etc” with the clay tooth he created. Private investigator Michael Lantz, who was hired by the College of Dental Surgeons, disagrees.
He met with Block, who “put dirty latex gloves on and began kneading the clay.” Lantz denied the fitting, but was told by the DIY dentist that he’d created a “snap on smile” that involved a “full set of dentures that could be clipped on to a person’s real teeth.” He was willing to sell his product for $10 a tooth.
Now, the college has petitioned the British Columbia supreme court to stop Block and the case is under investigation. Maybe the craziest part? Block told Lantz he had a “surprising” amount of responses from his Craigslist ad.