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‘Dentist Karen’ Threatens to Sue Dental Office for Being Asked to Wear Mask

Every week, there seems to be another Karen going berserk on matters often pertaining to race or the wearing of masks. On Thursday, footage emerged of a woman in a dentist’s office wielding threats after being asked to wear a face-covering in the waiting room. 

In the viral TikTok video, the white woman threatens to sue a dental office after an employee requests that she wears a mask and get her temperature checked. Earning the name “Dentist Karen,” by people online, the woman tells the office staff, “You’re going to work on my teeth, not my nose. I don’t wear masks getting my teeth cleaned.”

When the worker explains that patients in the waiting room are required to wear a mask to help stop the transmission of COVID-19, the woman asks if she can use her hand to cover her mouth, to which the worker says no. Then, when staff

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WATCH: ‘Dentist Karen’ Threatens to Sue Over Mask Policy

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A screengrab of the viral video showing “Dentist Karen” refusing to wear a face mask.

A new “Karen” is going viral for threatening to sue a dental office after being asked to wear a face mask and have her temperature checked.

TikTok user DaniSmiles posted the encounter to her account Wednesday with the caption, “Not my office but GOOD LORD. #Karen.” The video shows an unidentified woman refusing to wear a mask in the waiting room of what appears to be a dentist’s office.

Dubbed “Dentist Karen,” the blonde woman declares, “You’re going to work on my teeth, not my nose. I don’t wear masks getting my teeth cleaned.”

When the front-office staff explained that masks are required in the waiting room in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the woman insinuated she would use her hand to cover her mouth.

Staff at the unknown office

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This Dentist’s 60-Second Hack to Make Your Face Mask Fit Better Is Going Viral

When 2020 began, most Americans likely didn’t anticipate a reality in which we’d all be wearing (or should be wearing!) a face mask while out in public. But that’s the reality of life in the age of coronavirus. In some cities and counties, face masks are required in any place where you are not able to safely social distance. 

The facial coverings are, of course, recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but anyone who’s attempted to wear a surgical mask can tell you that they don’t always fits properly. Enter dentist Olivia Cuid, who shared a 60-second mask hack on her TikTok that is now going viral. 

In the clip, Cuid shows you how to take a standard surgical mask and make it fit your face better—and it’s pretty fantastic. The video has already racked up over 400,000 views for good reason. “In absence of

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