John Lennon's tooth to tour UK dental practices

Nov. 1, 2012
The tooth – embedded in a necklace – is going on tour to promote oral cancer awareness

John Lennon's tooth is to go on a tour of dental practices in a bid to promote awareness of oral cancer.

The nasher recently fetched £19,000 at auction when it was purchased by author, dentist, and celebrity tooth collector Michael Zuk. Part of the tooth has since been turned into a necklace by Beverly Hills jewellery designer Ari Soffer. Named the John Lennon DNA Tooth Necklace, it has been valued at £15,600 ($25,000).

Over the next few weeks, the tooth necklace is being passed around 16 dental practices to highlight National Mouth Cancer Month.

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