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First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Yet another dentist to quit NHS (Rochdale Observer)
ANOTHER dental practice in Rochdale has shut its doors to NHS patients. Dr I’ansons surgery in Drake Street has not signed the government’s controversial new contract which comes into force today.

Finding a dentist 'will get harder' (The Scotsman)
MORE than three-quarters of people believe it will be harder to find a dentist under Government reforms coming into force today, according to a poll.

Public believe reforms will make finding a dentist harder (icWales)
More than three quarters of people believe it will be harder to find a dentist under Government reforms coming into force today, according to a poll. A Which? survey has found that only 1% of people in England think finding a dentist will get easier under new arrangements.

Couple's 850-mile trip to dentist (BBC News)
A couple fly from Cornwall to Newcastle to visit a dentist after a year's wait to see one locally.

Horse Dentist Uses Old-Fashioned Techniques (KUTV.com)
OGDEN, Utah Diana Wittkopf says she is a horse dentist who uses old-fashioned practices to improve equine teeth.

First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Dentist charged with pedophilia (Bismarck Tribune)
A former Ashley dentist, who left town saying he may give up dentistry, may not have a choice. Dolan Anderson closed up his dental shops in Ashley and Jamestown in December to return to Utah, where he entered innocent pleas to five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

89 Dr. Hal Reed: Morgantown Dentist Trains Students in Fields of Guatemala (RedNova)
By Natalie Neysa Alund, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Apr. 2--Morgantown dentist Hal Reed has a soft spot for those who can't afford dental care.

First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Dentist charged with pedophilia (Bismarck Tribune)
A former Ashley dentist, who left town saying he may give up dentistry, may not have a choice. Dolan Anderson closed up his dental shops in Ashley and Jamestown in December to return to Utah, where he entered innocent pleas to five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

Dentist jailed after record fraud (BBC News)
A dentist who defrauded the NHS of more than £600,000 is jailed.

Chippewa Falls dentist leads mission to Bolivia (The Chippewa Herald)
Cochabamba, Bolivia — As we crossed over the spine of the Andes Mountains, the right wing of the Boeing 727 lifted slightly, banking the jet left to begin our landing approach.

Dentist jailed for three years for fraud (4NI)
A dentist has been jailed for three years for conning over £600,000 out of the NHS. Michael Semeniuk, 45, from Willerby near Hull, had pleaded guilty to 27 sample courts of obtaining property by deception.

Dentist is jailed after charging £600,000 for 'ghost' patients (Daily Telegraph)
A dentist who defrauded £600,000 from the National Health Service for surgery he never performed has been jailed for three years.

Dentist defrauded the NHS (The Scotsman)
A dentist who defrauded the NHS of up to £600,000 has been jailed for three years. Michael Semeniuk, of Willerby, near Hull, made 3,500 claims for treating dead patients or for work which was never done.

Dentist jailed for breaching ban (The Daily Telegraph)
A MELBOURNE man has became Australia's first dentist to be jailed for professional misconduct for repeatedly breaching orders not to practice.

Vic dentist jailed for breaching ban (The Age)
A Melbourne man has became Australia's first dentist to be jailed for professional misconduct for repeatedly breaching orders not to practice. -

First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Dentist jailed for £600,000 Yorkshire claims fraud (Yorkshire Post Today)
Cheat obtained payments for dead and fictitious patients in biggest case of its kind Dave Mark A YORKSHIRE dentist who cheated the National Health Service out of £600,000 by claiming he had treated dead and fictitious patients has been jailed for three years after the largest fraud investigation of its type. (04/04/2006 08:40:01)

Area dentist Paul Heinzel, 52, killed in car crash (The Herald News)
JOLIET — Friends and colleagues are remembering a Joliet-area dentist who died in a car crash in Las Vegas last week. Paul Heinzel, 52, of Shorewood was riding in a car that was broadsided by another vehicle on Friday, friends said.

Dentist II, The (Apollo Movie Guide)
Do you remember that famous dentistry scene in The Marathon Man? Make an entire movie out of that and you have The Dentist II. Corbin Bernsen reprises his role as Dr. Alan Feinstone a psychopathic, split personality dentist.

Free dentist once damage is done (Guernsey Press and Star)
A TOP dentist’s fears were realised yesterday when the criteria for free treatment under the new Children’s Dental Service were announced.

Dentist jailed for professional misconduct (News Interactive)
A ROGUE dentist has been jailed for three months after continuing to practise while suspended.

Dentist jailed for professional misconduct (The Mercury)
A ROGUE dentist has been jailed for three months after continuing to practise while suspended. George Varnavides, 69, who is believed to be Australia's first dentist to be jailed for professional misconduct, was found to have repeatedly breached orders not to practise.

Dentist jailed for professional misconduct (Townsville Bulletin)
A ROGUE dentist has been jailed for three months after continuing to practise while suspended. George Varnavides, 69, who is believed to be Australia's first dentist to be jailed for professional misconduct, was found to have repeatedly breached orders not to practise.

IRS says dentist owes back taxes (Neosho Daily News)
A federal court has been asked to issue an order to seize the property of a Neosho dentist for back taxes.

Denver Dentist Enhances Smiles Through Virtual Imaging (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
A well-known celebrity actor was in Denver performing a Broadway production of Chicago when the unexpected happened.

First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Judge allows jailed dentist unrestricted communication (Portales News-Tribune)
Judge Joe Parker has denied a request by the district attorney’s office to restrict verbal and written communications between homicide suspect James Smith and potential state witnesses.

Retiring dentist not ready for rocker quite yet (New River Current)
BLACKSBURG — Dr. Carlyle Gregory is finally ready for retirement. A rocking chair might be another matter. The 81-year-old Blacksburg dentist worked his final day last Wednesday, just two months shy of 54 years in family practice.

IRS says dentist owes back taxes (Neosho Daily News)
A federal court has been asked to issue an order to seize the property of a Neosho dentist for back taxes.

Prehistoric trip to the dentist had to hurt (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Proving prehistoric man's ingenuity and ability to withstand and inflict excruciating pain, researchers have found that dental drilling dates back 9,000 years.

Courier News Online - And you thought you hated going to the dentist (Bridgewater Courier News)
3:50 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have now proven what patients in dentists' chairs have often thought: Drilling teeth is downright prehistoric.

Man Was Enduring the Dentist's Drill 9,000 Years Ago (New York Times)
People living in a Neolithic village in Pakistan had holes drilled into their molars and survived the procedure, according to a new study.

Woman blacks out after dentist visit, drives car into building (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
The Lee County Sheriff's Office was clearing up an accident Wednesday afternoon at a North Fort Myers dentist office. Deputies say a car drove into the front of the dentist office just before 3 p.m.

N.Y. dentist and N.J. woman indicted in mortgage scheme (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - A dentist from Staten Island, N.Y., and a New Jersey woman were indicted Wednesday on charges they fraudulently obtained $1.36 million in mortgages and spent the proceeds on items such as a yacht, house and sport utility vehicle, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Even in Stone Age, dread of the dentist (International Herald Tribune)
Man's first known trip to the dentist occurred as early as 9,000 years ago, when at least nine people living in a Neolithic village in present-day Pakistan had holes drilled into their molars and survived the procedure.

Man Was Enduring the Dentist's Drill 9,000 Years Ago (New York Times)
People living in a Neolithic village in Pakistan had holes drilled into their molars and survived the procedure, according to a new study.

First trip to dentist need not be traumatic for kids (Southern Illinoisan)
The first trip to the dentist's office need not be traumatic for young children. Dr. Donald Summerlin with Aloha Dental in Carbondale says: "The experience should be similar to watching Saturday morning cartoons."

Burlco woman, N.Y. dentist indicted on fraud charges (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A dentist from Staten Island, N.Y., and a woman from Burlington City were indicted yesterday on charges they fraudulently obtained $1.36 million in mortgages and spent the proceeds on items such as a yacht, house, and SUV, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Stone age man used dentist drill (BBC News)
Stone age people in Pakistan were using dental drills made of flint 9,000 years ago, according to archaeologists.

2,000 MORE LOSE NHS DENTIST CARE (North-West Evening Mail)
TWO thousand more patients in Barrow have been left without an NHS dentist. The TA Kanjoo practice, in Hartington Street, has joined dentists opting out of the government’s controversial new payments system.

Video Shows Woman Driving Car Into Dentist's Office (NBC 6 Miami)
An elderly women slams her car into a Fort Myers dentist office and it's caught on surveillance video.

Prehistoric man in dentist's chair (The Herald)
It may be the most ancient torture yet discovered. Researchers have found that dental drilling dates back 9000 years.

All smiles: Dentist Alles honors contest winners (Coppell Gazette)
It's usually the last person you want to see: the dentist. During a typical visit, you're in a chair with a billion devices being poked and prodded in your mouth.

Fight Finder - Josh "The Dentist" Neer's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics (Sherdog.com)
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On the Origins of the Dentist (With a Stone-Age Drill) (New York Times)
Scientists report that man's first known trip to the dentist occurred as early as 9,000 years ago in present-day Pakistan.

Man Was Enduring the Dentist's Drill 9,000 Years Ago (New York Times)
People living in a Neolithic village in Pakistan had holes drilled into their molars and survived the procedure, according to a new study.

Dentist decries lack of LISD diversity (The Longview News-Journal)
Longview school board candidate Chris Mack said he wants to bulldoze discipline and academic plights that have led to an exodus of white students during the past few years.