The Toothless Fairy

Posted By Kanina Holmes on Feb 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Dr. Bill Henry isn’t an ordinary hockey fan.

Henry is the man in whose hands the Ottawa Senators put their trust…and their teeth. For more than two decades he has stitched up mangled mouths, tended to knocked out teeth and assisted physicians in serious situations.

More than half of all NHL players lose a tooth during their career. In an environment where players accept the consequences of mouth trauma – and even regard the gaps in their grins as badges of honour – Henry has one of the most unusual jobs in the sport.

This is the untold story of the Sens’ toothless fairy Dr. Bill Henry.


Filmed, edited and produced collaboratively by Amanda van Frankfoort, Brittany van Frankfoort and Scott Wheeler.

Special thanks to Dr. Henry and his staff at Marchwood Dental and the Ottawa Senators’ medical team: Dr. Don Chow, Dr. Mark Aubry and Dr. Tim Cregan.

Game footage from CBC and the National Hockey League.