What is the world’s oldest dentist?
Los Angeles’ oldest dentist has been living in his car since 1982, but he has yet to give up the habit.
The longest-serving dentist in the country has been the city’s longest-standing resident, a regular for decades.
In honor of his longevity, the L.A. Times ran a list of the oldest dentists in the United States, ranking them from oldest to newest.
We looked at the past and present residents of the Los Angeles City Dental Institute (LACDI), which is part of the Department of Dental and Allied Health.
The oldest dentist is currently 85-year-old Paul Vazquez, who was born in 1945.
The oldest resident, L. Frank Baum, is 83.
The first resident to hold the title of “world’s oldest resident,” was the French scientist and chemist Joseph-Joseph-Gilles-Roche in 1900.
He was also the oldest living patient at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is in New Mexico.
The second oldest resident was the Japanese-American physicist Kiyoshi Kawamata, who died in 1952.
The list also included some surprises.
The tallest resident on the list is 85-years-old Michael J. DePinto of New York City, who is currently the oldest resident in the city.
The lowest-ranking resident was 85-and-a-half-year old Walter C. Rieder of Illinois, who lived in the same neighborhood as his father.
The Times article was published on Nov. 10.