Bay Area dentists make a house call at the zoo

Two Bay Area dentists made a house call at the San Francisco Zoo to help a gorilla. (Photo courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo)

July 12, 2011 10:49:33 PM PDT
Two Bay Area dentists made a house call at the San Francisco Zoo. Their patient was a gorilla with a toothache.

The dentists usually work on people, but they made an exception for Oscar Jonsey, a 30-year-old male western lowland gorilla that developed an abscessed tooth.

Everything went well and the tooth was saved.