Of the 53 graduates of Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center this year, one must have garnered more than a few chuckles at his graduation.

His name is Jeffrey Toothman, DDS, and you guessed it, dentistry is his game.

Toothman, 28, is following in the footsteps of a long line of “toothmen,” starting with his great-grandfather, who was a dentist. His grandfather was also a dentist, and his father, Ronald G. Toothman, DMD, who has an orthodontics practice in Maryland.

The Toothman family embraces their name and profession wholeheartedly: the family has cars with vanity license plates that read "Tooth" followed by a number, a boat named "Tooth Ferry," and a house called "Tooth Acres."

[July 5; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle News]