By David Cardillo, DDNP staff, blog contributor
Did you know that March 6 is Dentist’s Day? While not a national holiday, it can still be a fun holiday to remember the person who keeps your chompers in good working order. In addition to drilling, filling, bridging, flossing, and brushing, dentists often have interests outside of oral health.
Take, for example, a dentist named Doctor Honeywell who, in 1897, participated in a production of Harry W. Semon’s Big City Minstrels. The show itself featured several singers, Doctor Honeywell among them, who was well-cheered by the attendance of many of his patients.
The October 25, 1897 edition of The Sun describes Dr. Honeywell not only as an accomplished and personable dentist, but also as humorous and and a good singer. The show was performed at the Bijou Theater in Wilmington. It also toured in Delmar and other southern cities in Delaware, with shows scheduled for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
For more dental history in Delaware, visit Chronicling America, select Delaware Papers, and search for “dentists” or “dentistry.”
External source: Dentist’s Day via National Day Calendar