I “Googled” Sam Aanestad and this parody website of the Congressional candidate — Sam4Congress.com — appeared at the top.
Some examples: “FYI – Sam Aanestad is not an “Oral Surgeon” or “Doctor” as he claims. He is ONLY licensed as a dentist, did not go to medical school and does not have an MD. How important is this? Not very – except as evidence of a long and deliberate habit of misleading to the voters of the district.”
Though Sam did not go to medical school, he did receive a DDS from UCLA and his Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Highland Alameda Hospital in Oakland.
More on “Dentist claims the right to be called Dr.” in the UK is here.
You get the point. The internet is changing how we communicate.