Dentistry, Psychic
A special area of psychic healing involving paranormal dental
filling or even tooth renewal, associated with spiritual faith
and the power of prayer. This extraordinary form of healing
was first practiced in the United States by a traveling evangelist,
Demonomancy Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
A. C. McCabe, who would conduct a service and then announce
to his audience, ‘‘If you have cavities in your teeth, . . . if you
have gum disorders, whatever it is, you come and I’ll pray for
you and God will meet your dental needs.’’ McCabe then laid
hands on each person in turn and prayed. He offered a mirror
and flashlight so that individuals could see dental healing taking
One of these healing services, at Shreveport, Louisiana, was
attended by Willard Fuller, another evangelist who practiced
spiritual healing. Fuller witnessed more than two hours of dental
healing and saw one woman receive a silver filling in a tooth
cavity through paranormal means. McCabe told Fuller that he
could also perform such healing, but it was several weeks before
Fuller found the courage to invite members of his own congregations
to come forward for dental treatment. After curing a
man of a stomach ulcer, the same man came back to his services
and asked him to pray for the healing of a tooth cavity. Fuller
laid hands on the man’s head and prayed, ‘‘In the name of
Jesus, be thou everywhere whole,’’ and the man confirmed that
his tooth cavity was healed.
Fuller reportedly began demonstrating significant numbers
of dental healings in 1960. They involved instantaneous filling
of cavities with gold, silver, or porcelain, straightening of
crooked teeth, and healing of decayed teeth or gums. Eyewitnesses
described the paranormal filling as beginning with a
small bright spot that rapidly enlarged until it filled the whole
cavity. Journalist Bryce Bond (associate editor of the Psychic Observer
magazine) testified to witnessing such dental healing and
even experienced healing in his own gums. Fuller simply
touched the subject on both cheeks at the same time, saying,
‘‘In the name of Jesus, be thou whole.’’ Not all the healing was
instantaneous, however. Fuller stated that in some cases healing
took several days or weeks.
Analysis of some of the gold of these paranormal fillings
shows it to be purer than that normally used for dental work.
Some subjects even claim that earlier silver fillings turned to
During a demonstration at the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
summer conference at Wagner College, Staten Island,
New York, in 1979, Dr. Audrey Kargere of Stockholm, Sweden,
claimed that she received several paranormal gold dental fillings,
as well as healing of one leg that had become swollen after
a fall.
British psychic Matthew Manning attended one of Fuller’s
demonstrations in New York with great skepticism, but afterward
testified that he witnessed a paranormal filling. He said
that one woman had ‘‘a very decayed tooth which was black’’
and he ‘‘saw it fill with something white which appeared to be
a kind of ceramic substance. When finished, she had a new
white tooth.’’ (Bond has stated that several dentists and scientists
have witnessed such healing but would not allow their
names to be used for testimonies.)
This type of healing is bound to attract skepticism from individuals
who have had no firsthand experience of the healing
sessions. Such healing goes beyond that claimed by other spiritual
healers and is not subject to explanations such as spontaneous
remission because the alleged paranormal production of
porcelain and rare metals in dental cavities would have to be
either fraudulemt or real, with little room for other nonparanormal
explanations. There is little written from a scientific perspective.
Fuller appeared to be a sincere individual with a simple
lifestyle and did not charge a fee for his healing work. His
ministry was maintained only by voluntary contributions. Bond
claimed that about 25,000 people in the United States experienced
Fuller’s allegedly miraculous dental healing.
St. Clair, David. Psychic Healers. Rev. ed., New York: Bantam
Books, 1979.

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