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Dentistry News 09/2005



Queens Dentist Changes Parties To Run For Public Advocate (Queens Chronicle)
Jackson Heights dentist Jay Golub spent years fighting for change on the outside. But after two unsuccessful bids for City Council as a Republican, he’s changed tactics and is taking his fight inside the belly of the beast. He’s now running for public advocate—as a Democrat.

Beloved KCK dentist dies at 62 (Kansas City Kansan)
Maureen Vernon said dentistry was pure joy for her late husband, Dr. Jerry Vernon, whom she loved very much. Jerry 62, who lost his battle with lung cancer, practiced pediatric dentistry for 38 years.

Dentist who traded drugs for alcohol is sentenced (The Indianapolis Star)
A Broad Ripple dentist was given a four-year prison term Thursday, with all but two days of the sentence suspended, after pleading guilty earlier to one count of corrupt business influence.

Help Make Your Child's First Trip to the Dentist Painless (ABC News)
A frazzled mom pulls her son kicking and screaming into my office. "I don't like this either," she says to her struggling son, "but you need to open wide for the dentist. You aren't going to hurt him are you?" she asks nervously as I tried to peer inside the mouth of the squirming child.

Dentist saves gas by riding horse to work (Cadillac News)
CADILLAC - When gas prices skyrocketed Wednesday, dentist Bethany Piziks decided enough is enough. Thursday morning she left her Olds Bravada in the garage and rode her horse to work.

Beloved KCK dentist dies at 62 (Kansas City Kansan)
Maureen Vernon said dentistry was pure joy for her late husband, Dr. Jerry Vernon, whom she loved very much. Jerry 62, who lost his battle with lung cancer, practiced pediatric dentistry for 38 years.

ASK THE DENTIST Strong silver filling (INQ7.net)
MY white filling came out two days after my dentist put it in but the gray fillings I have had for years are still there. Should I request a gray filling next time? Julie F.

Dentist returns to Williamsport from mission journey to Kazakhstan (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
Remembering the mission field... Returning from half a world away, a local dentist said his experience as a medical missionary in central Asia was rewarding so much so that he hopes to return to the region.

09-04-2005 New dentist opening office here (Plainview Daily Herald)
Plainview will have a new family dentist on Tuesday when Dr. Randall Meyer opens his office at 3109 Olton Road, Suite 302-C, behind Long John Silver´s.

Most Tasmanians put off dentist visit, says study (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Sports)
More than half of Tasmanian adults have not visited a dentist in the past year, according to a new survey released by Anglicare.

Tassie shuns the dentist (The Mercury)
MORE than a quarter of Tasmanians have not visited a dentist in the past five years, with many citing cost as the main impediment to oral health. Research released yesterday by Anglicare reveals a grim picture of Tasmanians' dental health practices -- leading to the worst teeth in the nation.

Doggy dentist gets more barks than bites (phillyburbs.com)
Dental hygienist Nancy McFarland's patients are of the furry, four-legged variety.

Beloved KCK dentist dies at 62 (Kansas City Kansan)
Maureen Vernon said dentistry was pure joy for her late husband, Dr. Jerry Vernon, whom she loved very much. Jerry 62, who lost his battle with lung cancer, practiced pediatric dentistry for 38 years.

Dentist's Daughter Turns To Teeth (Pasco.TBO.com)
NEW PORT RICHEY - Garland Forbes remembers how his daughter Rachel helped out at his dental offices when she was about 12. She sorted files and developed X-ray film. One day young Rachel caught a glimpse of an operation.

In the dentist's chair for a whiter shade of pale (holdthefrontpage.co.uk)
A new dental technique has been developed in America to make people’s teeth several shades whiter. Tamworth Herald reporter Mark Cocklin went to try the £500 treatment.

Former dentist arrested on sex abuse charges (Post-Star)
LAKE GEORGE -- A former local dentist who lost his medical license because of misconduct last year was arrested late Friday on a felony charge he sexually abused a child.

Beloved KCK dentist dies at 62 (Kansas City Kansan)
Maureen Vernon said dentistry was pure joy for her late husband, Dr. Jerry Vernon, whom she loved very much. Jerry 62, who lost his battle with lung cancer, practiced pediatric dentistry for 38 years.

Want your report card? Better visit the dentist (Chicago Sun-Times)
Want your report card? It's not enough for school kids to get vaccine shots in the new academic year. Now they also have to see a dentist.

Kentucky Dentist Convicted Of Medicaid Fraud (WKYT)
A Wayne county dentist has been convicted of medicaid fraud. The Attorney General's office says Doctor Raleigh Andrews defrauded Kentucky's medicaid program of more than $200,000 dollars.

Dentist surprises burglars, stops one (Kosciusko Star-Herald)
Dr. Win Smith of Kosciusko found two people in his Hickory Ridge home when he went there for lunch on Friday.

Local dentist honored recently for contribution to publication (Harbor Light)
Dentist Harriet McGraw of Harbor Springs was recently presented with DH Baker Dental Laboratorys 2005 Excellence in Dentistry Recognition Award for her outstanding contribution to an internationally recognized dental publication and her dedicated professional service to her community.

The Citizens Voice - News - 09/08/2005 - Former Hanover dentist pleads guilty to theft charges (Citizens Voice)
A former dentist from Hanover Township avoided an anticipated six-week criminal trial when he pleaded guilty to more than six dozen theft and criminal attempt charges on Wednesday.

Ex-dentist makes pleas of ‘guilty’ (TimesLeader.com)
Dr. Alireza Asgari might see jail time or deportation after admitting to 79 charges. WILKES-BARRE – A former area dentist pleaded guilty to 79 criminal charges Wednesday, leaving the dentist facing the possibility of being deported.

AP Exclusive: Airport shop, spa, dentist among Ohio's 9/11 loans (Ohio News Network)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Low-interest loans meant for Sept. 11 recovery helped an airport convenience store and fledgling video producers, but also a dentist and other business owners who said they didn't know they were receiving terrorism-related aid.

Former Wilkes-Barre dentist could be deported (KESQ)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. A former Wilkes-Barre dentist could be deported after pleading guilty to defrauding insurance companies and former patients. But prosecutors say it's likely Doctor Alireza Asgari will spend time in prison when he's sentenced next month.

A trip to the dentist (Borneo Bulletin)
By Cedrina Norlaila Abd. Kindergarten pupils from St. John's School in KB recently visited the Dental Clinic of the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in the Belait District.

Dentist, spa get 9/11 cash (News-Herald)
COLUMBUS - Low-interest loans meant for recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks helped an airport convenience store and fledgling video producers, but also a dentist and other business owners who said they didn't know they were receiving terrorism-related aid.

Airport shop, spa, dentist among Ohio's 9/11 loans (CentralOhio.com)
COLUMBUS - Low-interest loans meant for Sept. 11 recovery helped an airport convenience store and fledgling video producers, but also a dentist and other business owners who said they didn't know they were receiving terrorism-related aid.

The Dentist Will Hear You Now (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)
Bewildered about bleaching products? Worried about a wisdom tooth? The Ontario Academy of General Dentistry and the International Dental Congress are helping people take the first step to improving their oral health by hosting the SmileLine, a toll-free dental health hotline that consumers can call to talk one-on-one with a dentist.

Local dentist to put forensic dentistry skills to work in south (The Sentinel)
LEWISTOWN A Lewistown dentist is on his way to help in Biloxi, Miss., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Dentist's trial may come down to his word vs. hers (Observer-Reporter)
WAYNESBURG – Jurors will decide Monday whether a Carmichaels dentist forced an assistant to perform a sexual act over three years ago or if the woman made up the whole story.

Dentist agrees to plea bargain on fraud charges (Daily Telegram)
- Dr. Thomas Andre Endicott faced 72 counts of insurance fraud and illegal drug distribution. ADRIAN - A plea agreement may quickly resolve prosecution of Adrian dentist Dr. Thomas Andre Endicott on 72 counts of insurance fraud and illegal drug distribution.

Dentist hard to find - weekend roster fails to deliver (Bendigo Advertiser)
A MAIDEN Gully family is looking for answers after being forced to drive their son to Melbourne for dental treatment after he was injured at the weekend.

Local dentist helps identify bodies (The MetroWest Daily News)
M ARLBOROUGH -- A local dentist and trained responder to mass disasters has been deployed to Louisiana to set up makeshift morgues and begin identifying the dead who perished in Hurricane Katrina.

AN ARTIST'S TOUCH: Local dentist's office renovation nears finish line (Daily Journal)
MILLVILLE -- If dentistry ever gets old, Dr. Brian Kutner may have discovered a second hands-on career for himself. Kutner bonded two of his passions, dentistry and artistry, in carrying out a renovation of his Columbia Avenue office over the past five months.

Dentist hard to find - weekend roster fails to deliver (Bendigo Advertiser)
A MAIDEN Gully family is looking for answers after being forced to drive their son to Melbourne for dental treatment after he was injured at the weekend.

Westford dentist swaps brushes and floss for helmets and pedals (Lowell Sun)
WESTFORD -- Instead of lunch, dentist Steven Koff sometimes leaves his Littleton Road office and rides his black Trek for miles. Up hills and around curves, the 56-year-old rides for fun and to stay fit.

Dentist Found Guilty of Drug Charges (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- A local dentist could be heading to prison for up to 5 years. 41-year-old Dr. Peter Wolfram pleaded guilty in court to charges he tricked a 12-year-old boy into smoking crack cocaine.

Smokers Less Likely to Visit Dentist (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
MONDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers are less likely to seek dental care than nonsmokers, even though they are more susceptible to oral disease, new research shows.

Former dentist s charges mount (Post-Star)
QUEENSBURY -- A former local dentist who was arrested last week on a child sex charge has been indicted on 16 additional charges by a Warren County grand jury, including 14 counts accusing him of possessing child pornography.

Smokers less likely to visit the dentist (HealthandAge)
People who smoke are less likely to visit the dentist, even though they run a greater risk of oral health problems. A regular visit to the dentist is a must for everyone. Not only can your dentist pick up problems with teeth, he or she can also check for gum disease or oral cancer.

Dentist acquitted of sex-related charges Dentist acquitted of sex-related charges (Observer-Reporter)
WAYNESBURG – A Greene County Court jury deliberated less than one hour Monday before acquitting a Carmichaels dentist of five sex-related charges brought by his formal dental assistant.

Local dentist steps up for Barons’ Ball (The Fayette Citizen)
Sponsoring a country western fundraiser with a logo of chili peppers and a slogan of “The Hottest Ticket in Town” comes very easily to one Fayette County resident and businessperson who chooses to give back to our community, due to the community’s generosity to him and his dental practice.

Dentist to fill annex cavity (Craig Daily Press)
It took a few tries, but the Moffat County commissioners sold the courthouse annex Tuesday. In June, commissioners tried to auction the building, but no one met the minimum bid. Commissioners put the property up for sealed bids in July and received one bid.

Headaches Bite, Dentist Says (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
(PRWEB) September 14, 2005 -- There is new relief for headache pain right under your nose. It's about 2 centimeters under your nose actually.

Headaches Bite, Dentist Says (PR Web)
Are your teeth a pain in the neck? There is new relief for headache pain right under your nose. [PRWEB Sep 14, 2005]

Le Mars dentist agrees to state board findings (Le Mars Daily Sentinel)
A Le Mars dentist has come to agreement with the Iowa Board of Dental Examiners to have his license to practice dentistry be placed on probation for five years.

More smokers avoid dentist office (International Herald Tribune)
It would be natural to think that smokers make a point of getting regular checkups from a dentist.

Patients recalled after being treated by bogus dentist (Croydon Guardian)
Almost 300 patients from Croydon who may have received treatment from an unqualified dentist not registered to work in the UK are being sought by three health trusts across south London.

Hunt begins for patients who were treated by ‘dentist’ (Streatham Guardian)
Patients who may have received treatment from an unqualified dentist not registered to work in the UK are being sought by three health trusts across south London.