Treating Tiger Teeth

Dr. Peter Kertesz is a dentist in London, England. He has a regular clientele of patients he takes care of during the day. But he also moonlights: Dr. Kertesz recently worked on the huge teeth in the powerful jaws of two tigers at the Dartmoor Zoological Park near Plymouth. One of the tigers had to be treated for a broken tooth. Both were anaesthetized before their dental appointment.
Dr Kertesz is one of only a few specialist zoo dentists in the world, a sideline to his day job of treating humans at his surgery in London's West End.

His animal career began more than 20 years ago when someone brought in their cat for treatment and he has carried out dental work on exotic species including whales, pandas and elephants.

Zoo curator Will Walker said: "We have had him twice before over the last couple of years to do all our bears and other tigers."

Dr. Kertesz is paid well for his bravery and expertise, as the bill for the two tigers was £4,500. Link -via Arbroath

By creepy coincidence, I've been reading "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris, and just yesterday I was at the chapter where the killer takes his blind girlfriend to the zoo, so that she can touch the anesthetized Bengal tiger which is about to get its broken tooth replaced.
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