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Elvis Presley’s dental mould to promote mouth cancer awareness

Elvis Presley's dental mould and a dental crown made for the music icon will also be on display for fans. (Reuters) Elvis Presley's dental mould and a dental crown made for the music icon will also be on display for fans. (Reuters)
Press Trust of India | London | Posted: April 12, 2014 11:55 am

King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley will be honoured by dentists in the UK with ‘Elvis Day’, when a model of his teeth and dental crown will be displayed to promote mouth cancer awareness.

A dozen dentists will host the event in May, which involves costumes, music, and free mouth cancer screenings, according to organisers, reported Contactmusic. The ‘Hound Dog’ hitmaker’s dental mould and a dental crown made for the music icon will also be on display for fans.

The day before Presley’s death in 1977, he visited a dentist, and the crown made during the visit was bought at auction in 2012 by Canadian author, dentist, and celebrity teeth collector Michael Zuk.

He purchased the crown for 6,500 pounds and decided to send it on “tour”.

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