Dentist Selfies Popular, Considered “Mesmerizing.”

Wired (4/4, Mallonee) discusses the popularity of dentist selfies, calling these pictures both “grotesque” and “mesmerizing.” People around the world have posted “more than 8,500 #dentistselfies on Instagram.” The article states the pictures show patients during “cleanings, fillings, and root canals, often under the influence of novocaine or laughing gas.” It is unclear when these selfies first began, the article states, adding that it may have started with Kim Kardashian and Weird Al Yankovic seven years ago when they tweeted pictures of themselves in dental chairs.