Elvis Presley's teeth visit Beacon Dental Care, Malvern

Ledbury Reporter: SHOOK UP: Karen Sutton with a model of Elvis Presley, whose teeth will be on show in her surgery SHOOK UP: Karen Sutton with a model of Elvis Presley, whose teeth will be on show in her surgery

PATIENTS at a dental surgery in Malvern may be forgiven for feeling all shook up.

Beacon Dental Care on Pickersleigh Road is set to be transformed from Heartbreak Hotel to Toothache Hotel for one day only as staff dress up to remember the King and take charge of his very own crown.

The reason for the Elvis Presley-themed event on Wednesday (April 30) is both the 60th anniversary of his first hit That’s All Right and to raise awareness of mouth cancer.

The practice will take temporary charge of the King’s Crown – a model of Elvis Presley’s teeth together with the genuine crown made for the star by former Memphis dentist Henry J Weiss.

Elvis’ legendary music will be played in the waiting room.

Dentist Dr Karen Sutton says the day has a serious message behind it, raising awareness of mouth cancer with free mouth screenings on offer.

“Beacon Dental Care is thrilled to have been selected to be one of only a dozen dentists in the UK to host the prized object which is on loan for a day,” said Dr Sutton.

It is believed Elvis had toothache shortly before his death in August 1977 having visited a dentist the night before.

Elvis’ crown was bought in auction in February 2012 for $11,000 by Michael Zuk, a Canadian author, dentist and obsessive collector of celebrity teeth. Five people a day are reported to die in the United Kingdom from mouth cancer.

 

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8:48am Fri 2 May 14

Lord Newbold says...

Why do these people want ELVIS‘s false teeth, surely people are not going to be fooled by this so called Elvis‘s teeth. I trust there will be a D.N.A. expert on hand to prove that these are the real own grown teeth from this once a pop idol who passed away long before his time because he took drugs. Why immortalise a person who was known to pop pills. Taking drugs was a far worse than ever Terry Dene, (born Terrance Williams or Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) refusing to accept conscript.
They both stood by what they truly believed.
Why do these people want ELVIS‘s false teeth, surely people are not going to be fooled by this so called Elvis‘s teeth. I trust there will be a D.N.A. expert on hand to prove that these are the real own grown teeth from this once a pop idol who passed away long before his time because he took drugs. Why immortalise a person who was known to pop pills. Taking drugs was a far worse than ever Terry Dene, (born Terrance Williams or Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) refusing to accept conscript. They both stood by what they truly believed. Lord Newbold
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