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Dentistry News 05/2006



At the Dentist's Office, X-Rays, Root Canals and, Now, Pampering (New York Times)
A growing number of dentists are turning their practices into "dental spas" that offer perks like fresh-baked cookies and pedicures.

Longtime Anaconda dentist retiring (Montana Standard)
ANACONDA — After 30 years of practicing dentistry, Anaconda native Chuck Stokke says he’s retiring — partially, anyway. Stokke, 57, will still provide orthodontic services to patients at the Third Street practice he recently sold to dentist Amy Lowe.

114,000 with no dentist (Leeds Today)
Outcry after survey by West Yorks health firm (01/05/2006 12:54:22)

DENTIST FRAUD (ITV.com)
A Plymouth Dentist who claimed for work he never carried out is behind bars tonight after scamming the NHS out of two hundred and eighty-five thousand pounds. Paul Carlin who called himself the flying dentist was being paid for treating bogus patients some of whom were dead.

Portsmouth dentist faces sexual abuse charges (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist will be in court Tuesday morning to for a bond hearing. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

At the Dentist's Office, X-Rays, Root Canals and, Now, Pampering (New York Times)
A growing number of dentists are turning their practices into "dental spas" that offer perks like fresh-baked cookies and pedicures.

Longtime Anaconda dentist retiring (Montana Standard)
ANACONDA — After 30 years of practicing dentistry, Anaconda native Chuck Stokke says he’s retiring — partially, anyway. Stokke, 57, will still provide orthodontic services to patients at the Third Street practice he recently sold to dentist Amy Lowe.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

MP set to take dentist fight to the top level (Rochdale Observer)
DENTISTS from Rochdale are travelling to London to demand answers from a top health minister. Rochdale MP Paul Rowen will be leading a delegation of dentists to the capital to challenge health minister Rosie Winterton.

Local dentist named entrepreneur of month (Parry Sound North Star)
PARRY SOUND – The Rotary Club has recognized Dr. John Jeffrey as a valued member of the community of Parry Sound for his high ethical standards and his community involvement.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Stage Preview: Singing dentist relates to the role of Tevye (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
If the lyrics to "Sunrise, Sunset" keep running through Howard Elson's mind, it's not just because he's playing Tevye in the Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." The show has special meaning to Elson, and it's particularly close to his heart.

Dentist, 81, was always thinking about others (Detroit News)
When Theresa Covington was a child, she remembers, her father would occasionally pull up in front of the school she and her eight siblings attended, with the family station wagon packed with luggage to take the clan on mystery trips to destinations like New York or the East Coast.

Dentist wins OK for new clinic (The Grand Rapids Press)
KENTWOOD -- Dr. David May has approval to build a dental clinic. May got special land-use approval to build a clinic in a residentially zoned site at 4144 Breton Ave SE.

Fear of dentist is a matter of age (The Advertiser)
MANY Australians, particularly the middle-aged, are so terrified of dentists they have not had their teeth examined for more than a decade, researchers say.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Kentucky Derby: Local dentist cashes in (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Last year, Ray Nikodem made his first visit to the Kentucky Derby as a horse player. On Saturday, he returns to Churchill Downs in Louisville as an owner with a chance at winning the biggest horse race in America.

Ex-dentist requests new murder trial (The Oregonian)
VANCOUVER -- A former Battle Ground dentist who was convicted last month in the stabbing death of his wife is seeking a new trial, in part because courtroom recording equipment failed to capture what was said during the last three days of his trial.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Vail dentist's drill desires started young (Vail Daily)
VAIL - The babies born between 1946 and 1964 were, until recently, the biggest generation that ever grew up in the United States.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

Dentist: Remains are Rudy's (Wausau Daily Herald)
NEILLSVILLE -- A forensic dentist has concluded remains pulled from the Chippewa River are Christine Rudy's, who authorities say was murdered by her husband.

Accident Claims Life Of Local Dentist, Dr. Dennis Fisher, 56 (Lake Wales News)
Those who knew Lake Wales dentist Dennis Fisher all have one thing in common, they said he was a “great guy.” Fisher died early Thursday morning, April 27, when his 2002 Chevrolet veered off the road and rolled over several times.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

Forensic Dentist: Remains are Rudys (WXOW-TV La Crosse)
A forensic dentist has confirmed that the remains pulled from the Chippewa River are those of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband.

Forensic Dentist: Rudy Remains Identified (WQOW-TV Eau Claire)
A forensic dentist has confirmed that the remains pulled from the Chippewa River are those of Christine Rudy, a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband.

Dentist IDs remains as those of pregnant woman (Duluth News Tribune)
NEILLSVILLE, Wis. -- The remains pulled from the Chippewa River were those of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband, according to a forensic dentist.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

Portsmouth dentist denied bond (WAVY 10)
A Portsmouth dentist was denied bond Tuesday. Police report 47-year-old Doctor Francis Lesinski was arrested Friday. He faces several sexual abuse charges.

'Dentist' extracts R100 from patient (Independent Online)
A Durban receptionist - who posed as a dentist and attempted to extract an unsuspecting patient's tooth with pliers - has pleaded guilty to fraud.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

Dentist IDs remains as those of pregnant woman (Duluth News Tribune)
NEILLSVILLE, Wis. -- The remains pulled from the Chippewa River were those of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband, according to a forensic dentist.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

Local News Thunder Bay dentist honoured (Thunder Bay Post)
A prestigious honour has been awarded to a Thunder Bay dentist. Dr. Robert Schiewe has been given the Honourary Membership Award by the Ontario Dental Association, the highest honour granted by that body.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

New dentist for 12,000 patients (The News and Star)
A NEW dental surgery will open in Carlisle next week which could cater for up to 12,000 patients. Husband and wife team Susanne and Tobias Berr will open their new practice in Victoria Place on Monday.

Husband-wife dentist team moving (Journal and Courier)
The husband and wife dentistry team of Drs. Cameron and Beth Mohr will be moving the offices of their Mohr & Mohr Smiles Dentistry across U.S. 52 at the west edge of West Lafayette later this year.

Family dentist office opens (Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Local News and Guides)
Cathedral City -- Western Dental Services Inc. has opened a new, combined full family dentistry and orthodontics office at 69160 Ramon Road in Cathedral Village East in Cathedral City.

Dentist's Role in Curbing Domestic Abuse (Newswise)
More than 90 percent of domestic violence victims suffer head, neck and facial injuries, placing dentists at the forefront of health care professionals positioned to recognize signs of abuse.

New dentist offers clean and a Polish (Greenock Telegraph)
POLISH dentist Kate Zawadzka is one of the latest recruits helping to bridge a gap in the NHS.

In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves (New York Times)
Britain's state-financed dental service, stretched beyond its limit, no longer serves everyone and no longer even pretends to try.

Dentist's Role in Curbing Domestic Abuse (Newswise)
More than 90 percent of domestic violence victims suffer head, neck and facial injuries, placing dentists at the forefront of health care professionals positioned to recognize signs of abuse.

Brits Grin, Bare Dentist Shortage With DIY Kits (ABC News)
Few Are Smiling About New National Health Insurance Rules

Dentist admits defrauding Medicaid (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A pediatric dentist who practiced in Irondequoit admitted today that he defrauded Medicaid by filing claims for dental work he didn't perform.

Dentist indicted for medical assistance fraud (The Maui News)
WAILUKU – A dentist who has provided dental services to the poor and has been an advocate for Medicaid patients for years has been indicted on 36 counts of medical assistance fraud.

Dentist office torched, investigators say (3:30 PM) (Recordnet.com)
MANTECA -- A longtime dentist was the victim of arson after their Center Street office caught fire early Wednesday morning. Flames exploded through the wooden-shingled roof and blackened the interior of the quaint cottage that has housed their business for the past three years.

Dentist admits defrauding Medicaid (Syracuse.com)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A pediatric dentist admitted Wednesday to defrauding Medicaid by filing claims for dental work he didn't perform.