David DeVore Jr., born November 3, 2000, is an American YouTuber who shot to fame for his video “David After Dentist ” which was uploaded to his channel titled booba1234. The video has raked in more than 140 million views on YouTube. Parodies or spoofs of the video after it was initially uploaded have also been made by different YouTube users and comedians. Let’s get you started to celebrate David’s special day right here!
David After Dentist is an Internet phenomenon that captured people’s attention when David DeVore Jr.’s father posted a video on the Internet of his reaction to anesthesia after his oral surgery.
In May 2008, 7-year-old David DeVore Jr. was taken to the dentist to have his extra tooth extracted. Since this was David’s first surgery and his mother could not be there, his father decided to videotape the experience to share with their family. The entire video takes place in the car after David’s dentist appointment. After his father asked him about how he felt, David replied that he didn’t have any pain and it felt good. After the surgery, David was feeling confused by the after-effects of the anesthesia given to him. While in the car, he asked his dad questions like “Is this real life?” and “Is this going to be forever?” David also told his dad that he believed he had two fingers. At one point he even attempted to push himself up from his seat and began screaming before getting exhausted.
Seven months later, David’s dad posted the video on Facebook. Being overwhelmed with people wanting to see the video, he decided to upload it to YouTube as well. David’s family was soon made YouTube Partners, which gave YouTube the right to run ads over the videos they post, and in exchange, they are given a share of the revenue earned. In May 2021, the DeVore family held an auction for a “David After Dentist” NFT, with the profits going toward David and his brother’s college tuition. The NFT sold for around $13,500.
David goes to the dentist for the first time, and reels under the after-effects of anesthesia post his dental surgery.
His father records and posts a video of David reacting hilariously under the influence of anesthesia on Facebook and soon notices that his son is becoming famous.
After the video becomes a hit on Facebook, his father decides to upload it on YouTube as well, and it reaches three million views in three days.
His father uploads a video taken moments before David goes to the dentist called "David Before Dentist."
David is all grown up now and attends the University of Florida as a computer science student.
Why We Love David After Dentist
He likes to give back to society
David makes money from YouTube as well as selling merchandise. He donates part of that money to dental charities.
He lives a normal life
Despite becoming famous very early and quickly, David is a humble person. He doesn't act like a star and always tries to help people.
He is serious about his studies
As we said before, he's not a guy who got carried away by internet fame. He studied hard and got enrolled at the University of Florida. The reaction of his followers on social media was incredible and wasn’t something that he was expecting at all.
5 Interesting Facts
His video was spoofed by a sitcom
The “David After Dentist" video was reenacted on the American sitcom “My Name is Earl” in May 2009.
His family has been on T.V.
In January 2010, the DeVore family appeared on the season 2 premiere of "Tosh.0."
Even Disney parodied his video
The “David After Dentist" video was referenced in an episode of "Good Luck Charlie," when P.J., having been given anesthesia at the dentist's office, sits in the lobby acting loopy and saying, among other confusing statements, "Is this real life?"
His reaction has a medical explanation
David in the video appeared to have experienced well-known, and extraordinarily disturbing, side effects (blurred and double vision) of dental anesthesia.
A comedian paid him tribute
Comedic actor Brandon Hardesty created a parody of the video where he played the part of David but acted in a serious manner as though he were in a drama.
David After Dentist FAQs
How old was David in the “David After Dentist” video?
David was just seven years old in the video.
What dental condition did David have?
David in the “David After Dentist” video had hyperdontia.
For how much was the “David After Dentist” NFT sold?
After being memefied for a long time, the “David After Dentist” video was turned into an NFT and sold for more than $10,000.
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