JOHN LENNON: Lost Tooth to Promote Oral Heath
Do you remember our story back in mid-August about a tooth John Lennon lost in 1968 selling for more than $30,000 at auction?
Do you remember our story back in mid-August about a tooth John Lennon lost in 1968 selling for more than $30,000 at auction? The buyer, Edmonton, Canada dentist (and, we're told, celebrity tooth collector) Michael Zuk, has used part of the molar in a necklace that will soon be displayed at several British dental offices. The purpose is to raise awareness for mouth screenings to detect oral cancer.
Doctor Chris Branfield, who practices in Hull, England, was the first to borrow the tooth. He tells Britain's NME he was pleased to "offer people a chance to diagnose mouth cancer before it’s too late. People even got to wear John Lennon’s tooth around their neck and have a picture taken too."
It turns out that John Lennon's is far from the first celebrity tooth to be used in jewelry -- similar pieces have been crafted from the teeth of Tommy Lee, Axl Rose and Slash