Monday, October 20th, 2014

Orajel Creator Dies

David-Morris-KernFamily members say David Morris Kern, the creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches and later mouth sores, has died.  He was 103.  Kern died peacefully Friday at a group home in Paradise Valley. 

Born in 1909 in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kern worked as a pharmacist before becoming a salesman for Norwich and Warner Pharmaceuticals.  

He created Orajel with the help of a chemistry professor after buying a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility with his brother and two partners. Kern developed Orajel because he sought to find relief for teething babies.

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