“The Refrigerator” Perry


William “The Refrigerator” Perry has more to smile about, thanks to Dr. Martin Kolinski.

St. Charles, Ill. — Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry began his football career with a famous gap-tooth grin. Then he spent two decades avoiding the dental chair, eventually losing half his teeth. Now, after months of intense work that involved pulling his remaining teeth and implanting screws into his jawbone, he got a winning smile this week.

“It’s wonderful,” he said. “They look great. It’s unbelievable.”

The four-month restoration process included inserting implants and opening spaces in his gums. Dr. Kolinski donated the $30,000 procedure to Mr. Perry.

Dr. Kolinski with The Refrigerator Perry

William “The Fridge” Perry and Dr. Martin Kolinski share a smile

Before Implants - The Refrigerator Perry

BEFORE and AFTER: Mr. Perry had avoided the dentist for 20 years, nearly losing half his teeth (above). Mr. Perry smiles with his new set of teeth (below).

After Implants - The Refrigerator Perry

The 15 titanium implants that Dr. Kolinski placed can be seen in this x-ray (below).

X-ray for The Refrigerator Perry