Ever wonder why every brand of toothpaste can only ever achieve a recommendation from 9 out of 10 dentists? In an open statement released recently to the press, Dr. Hu Liu from Sacramento, California has announced that he is in fact the 10th dentist. After years of pressure to submit a recommendation for at least one brand of toothpaste, Liu has resisted for personal reasons he is only now sharing.
Open Statement From the 10th Dentist:
“They’ve all called me, Colgate, Crest, Aquafresh, even Burt Bee’s himself. I just cannot recommend any of those products. Tom of Tom’s of Maine cornered me once at a fundraiser and pulled a knife on me in front of my family. This was the late 70’s, every dentist used to walk around armed back then. In the midst of overcoming that confrontation I vowed to never recommend any toothpaste, whitener, floss, or mouthwash. I was just lucky to escape with my life. Consequently, as my honor does not permit me to break this vow, I will remain neutral.”
With some speculation focused on why he is continually asked for his approval over the last 40 years, industry insiders can only tell us that Dr. Hu Liu is highly respected for his integrity. Inscrutable though it seems this dental catch 22 apparently destined to continue for the foreseeable future. As a side note, Tom’s of Maine had no comment regarding claims of violence. Police are investigating the incident in relation to other recent allegations that Tom’s of Maine murdered three people in late 2003 on a boat…off the coast of Maine.