At Neesh Dental in Saskatoon, a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal when treating patients.  Your personal home care plays an important role in achieving that goal.  Our team of Saskatoon dentists and support staff try to always share interesting articles, dental facts and dental hygiene tips. In our latest post we want to introduce you to Jon Pennington and why the word Odontalgia is so important to him.

Do you know the definition of Odontalgia?

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1986 Winner JON PENNINGTON

As a 14-year-old eighth grader, Jon Pennington did, and he knew how to spell it to .In the 1986 US National Spelling Bee  he won with word was Odontalgia. He was so blinded by the bright lights in the auditorium when he won, that he borrowed his mother’s sunglasses for post-competition photo sessions.  The trophy has its own shelf in his mom’s bookcase. It bears scuff marks from having been dismantled, inspected, and then reassembled by the Secret Service prior to the presentation by President Reagan who was “a nice guy” and “affable,” Pennington says.

So what is Odontalgia?

You will probably be more familiar with term TOOTHACHE. Toothaches will make anyone feel miserable, but in this case it was certainly something to celebrate!

 
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