It would appear that Adolf Hitler was scared of the dentist. Now, this isn’t exactly the most unusual of fears that people have. in fact a lot of people rank being scared of a dentist more terrifying than a certain eight-legged creature. If you think about it, it kind of makes sense. Although a dentist relieves dental pain, the only way that they can achieve this is by creating pain. This additional pain coupled with needles, of which a lot of people have a deep-seated phobia, and unusual devices that make an array of spine chilling sounds make dentists one of the most feared professions in the world. So was Hitler really scared of the dentist, because such an admission would have ruined the image that he was projecting to the German people?
This is really rather difficult to say with any degree of certainty. As you will notice in our title and the first sentence, we said that it appears that Hitler was scared of dentists. The reason no one can say with any degree of certainty is because Hitler never admitted to being afraid of the dentist, and the only evidence we have to go on is the word of his personal treating dentist, and he didn’t specifically say it either. So what did he say?