Ricky Gervais, best known for leading the cast of "The Office" in the UK, is now starring in a new romantic comedy. "Ghost Town" follows a misanthropic dentist who flatlines on the operating table and wakes up with the ability to see dead people.
New York dentist Dr. Joe Marini also works as a film consultant. The producers of "Ghost Town" hired him to make sure their dentistry scenes were fully realistic.
As dental consultant to the film, Dr. Marini helped the set decorator create a realistic operatory filed with relevant dental tools, even bringing in a Zoom light. He instructed Gervais on how to hold a drill near a patient's face and how to mix alginate for an impression. Gervais quizzed him on dentists' mannerisms, and Dr. Marini was impressed with the results, telling Gervais, "You look more dental than I do!"