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Paradise: Now Serving Dentists

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DENTAL DAMN Playa Grande, Boykin Curry (inset) High society communard Boykin Curry, fresh from the Dominican Republic where he <a href="

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2006/12/for-new-years-swells-knock-em-

back-and-knock-em-down-in-para.php" target="_blank">rang in 2007 at his self-styled utopian playground, has a New Year's resolution: Stop dissing dentists.

Curry contacted Radar to point out that, despite his oft-cited quote in the New Yorker about Playa Grande's exclusionary admissions policy ("We are going to keep it bohemian, and not filled with dentists who got lucky in the stock market"), he is most certainly not an anti-dentite.

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"I love dentists," the society maven insists. "Especially my dentist!"

Curry, who probably fears an imminent root canal, went on to explain that when he muttered those hurtful words two years ago, he was "just trying to say that we wanted to create a place where there would be artists and writers and other creatives rather than only I-bankers, lawyers, money managers (like myself), and the other usual suspects that generally populate Caribbean resorts. It was meant to be self-deprecating.... It sounds like I am putting down dentists, which couldn't be further from the truth."

Translation? From this day forward, dental professionals will be given preferential treatment over I-bankers, lawyers, and money managers, and are strongly encouraged to contact Playa Grande's New York sales office.

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