01:04AM, Sunday 16 December 2012
Not every dentist can claim to have handled a real Beatle's tooth.
Sensura Dental Care in St Leonard's Road, Windsor, was one of a select group of surgeries across the country allowed to have John Lennon's tooth for the day, as part of a campaign to highlight Mouth Cancer Action month.
The tooth was delivered and collected by special courier. It is now part of a necklace.
About 15 visitors turned up at Raj Parkash and Gina Flyvholm's surgery to see it and have a quick oral cancer check. All were thrilled to see and in some cases wear the famous tooth that contributed to She Loves You and I Wanna Hold Your Hand.
Fortunately none found they needed treatment.
The tooth was given by John to his housekeeper Dot Jarlett as a souvenir after he had it pulled in the kitchen of his Weybridge home.
He told her to give it to her daughter as a souvenir.
It was bought recently by Canadian dentist Michael Zuk for £19,500 at an auction in Stockport and made part of a necklace.
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