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Dentistry News 08/2006



Cherry Hill dentist makes his office a place to relax (Courier-Post)
When Djuna Wojton called a local clinic to make an appointment with a dentist, she was greeted by a less-than-professional, gum-chewing receptionist. It was a big turn-off for the Philadelphia resident.

Dentist recruitment criticised (BBC News)
The British Dental Association in Wales criticises the way local health boards recruit dentists in north Wales.

Dentist, patient have something to smile about (Everett Herald)
EVERETT - Her attitude was great. But her teeth were brown and crooked.

City dentist loses license (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH -- A local dentist had his license suspended and was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation based on a history of state law violations dating back to August 2003.

Sentencing For Suspect in Dentist's Death (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
They will grieve the loss the rest of their lives. That was part of a statement read in court Wednesday on behalf of the family of slain Amherst dentist Dr. Joseph Matteliano at the sentencing of his admitted killer.

Portsmouth dentist denies child sex charges (WVEC Norfolk)
The attorney for a Portsmouth dentist facing child sex charges claims the charges stem from a bitter divorce. 47-year-old Francis Lesinski was in Va. Beach court Wednesday on 11 new charges of abusing two girls under the age of 13 from 1993 to 2002.

Wash. dentist convicted of stabbing wife with scissors sentenced (KGW Portland)
A former Battle Ground, Wash. dentist convicted of stabbing his estranged wife to death with scissors was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison on Wednesday.

Teen gets 16 years for killing dentist (Syracuse.com)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old was sentenced to 16 years in prison after apologizing for killing a dentist in his home.

Teen gets 16 years for killing dentist (WHEC-TV-10)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 17-year-old has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing a dentist in his suburban home earlier this year. Patrick Farrell of Buffalo apologized during his sentencing yesterday for killing doctor Joseph Matteliano in early February.

Dentist opens shop in Gaslight Village (The Grand Rapids Press)
EAST GRAND RAPIDS -- A tooth-whitening room probably isn't the first thing that comes to eager shoppers' minds in the new Gaslight Village. The honor of being the first to move into the new village, though, goes to Bess Afendoulis.

New dentist takes over Westlake practice (The Acorn)
Kathleen Carson, DDS has taken over the dental arts practice of Michael Rieder of Westlake Village, who has retired. Rieder was in practice in the Conejo for more than 30 years.

Dentist gets 23-year sentence for killing wife (KATU)
VANCOUVER, Wash. - A dentist convicted of stabbing his estranged wife to death with her sewing scissors was sentenced in Vancouver to 23 years in prison.

Dentist sentenced to 23 years for killing estranged wife (Albany Democrat-Herald)
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A dentist who was convicted of stabbing his estranged wife dozens of times with her sewing scissors has been sentenced to 23 years and four months in prison.

I WILL DIE FOR A DENTIST (The North Wales Chronicle)
A LLANGEFNI man has become so desperate for dental treatment that he is contemplating suicide. Eric McGough, 41, says he wants to “blackmail” the health service in order to receive the dental work he believes he urgently needs.

Teen gets 16 years for killing dentist (WCAX 3)
BUFFALO, N.Y. A 17-year-old has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing a dentist in his suburban home earlier this year.

Dentist sentenced to 23 years for killing estranged wife (Albany Democrat-Herald)
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A dentist who was convicted of stabbing his estranged wife dozens of times with her sewing scissors has been sentenced to 23 years and four months in prison.

Battle Ground dentist sentenced to 23 years for killing estranged wife (The Daily News)
VANCOUVER -- A dentist who was convicted of stabbing his estranged wife dozens of times with her sewing scissors has been sentenced to 23 years and four months in prison.

Dentist sentenced for stabbing wife (The Oregonian)
VANCOUVER -- A Battle Ground dentist has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for stabbing his estranged wife to death with a pair of sewing scissors.

Service for ex-Novato dentist Thursday (Marin Independent Journal)
The Presbyterian Church of Novato will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday for former Novato resident Steve Boughton. Boughton, who practiced dentistry in Novato before moving to Idaho, had battled leukemia since his diagnosis in November.

Maureen's Medical Moment: Laser zapping power at the dentist (WNDU 16)
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Dentist appointment saves Chillicothe man's life (Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune)
Everyone needs a hero, which is why movies like Superman, Spiderman, and the X-men do well at the box office. Audiences flock to the movies and dream of either meeting a hero or being a hero themselves.

I WILL DIE FOR A DENTIST (The North Wales Chronicle)
A LLANGEFNI man has become so desperate for dental treatment that he is contemplating suicide. Eric McGough, 41, says he wants to “blackmail” the health service in order to receive the dental work he believes he urgently needs.

Anaheim dentist fills a void in care (Orange County Register)
Anaheim dentist donates time to help low-income kids without dental insurance.

Without Insurance, Dentist Wait Can Be Painful (RedNova)
By Sarah Arnquist, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Aug. 6--Alexis Shelton of Morro Bay lost her appetite and became whiny and unruly this summer because she had a toothache.

I WILL DIE FOR A DENTIST (The North Wales Chronicle)
A LLANGEFNI man has become so desperate for dental treatment that he is contemplating suicide. Eric McGough, 41, says he wants to “blackmail” the health service in order to receive the dental work he believes he urgently needs.

Don't scrap vouchers says dentist (Port Macquarie News)
HASTINGS residents could suffer if the dental voucher scheme, which allows public patients to see a private dentist for free, is slashed. The Opposition has released a dental policy that states the scheme would be cut if it was to win next year's election.

UK immigration officials refuse to allow NHS dentist to keep job in Scotland (The Scotsman)
A FOREIGN dentist keen to carry on working in Scotland's critically understaffed dental service is being forced to return to her own country because immigration officials do not consider her to be a "highly skilled" migrant.

Dentist appointment saves Chillicothe man's life (Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune)
Everyone needs a hero, which is why movies like Superman, Spiderman, and the X-men do well at the box office. Audiences flock to the movies and dream of either meeting a hero or being a hero themselves.

Harrow dentist on new complaints panel (Harrow Times)
HARROW dentist Shamir Mehta has been appointed to the regional panel of the new Dental Complaints Service. The service helps to resolve complaints about private dental care.

Bluffton Dentist, Wife, Others Visit African Country to Teach Blacksmithing, More (Bluffton News-Banner)
By JUSTIN PEEPER Nestled in the African jungle about 300 miles south of the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo lies the village of Bulape, population 20,000.

Masked man robs dentist (The Australian)
AN armed man has robbed a dental surgery in Sydney's north, threatening the receptionist with a pistol.

Masked man robs dentist (News Interactive)
AN armed man has robbed a dental surgery in Sydney's north, threatening the receptionist with a pistol.

Dentist surgery robbed at gunpoint (Sydney Morning Herald)
A masked man robbed a dentist's surgery at gunpoint on Sydney's North Shore yesterday, police say. The man walked into the surgery's waiting room on Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, about 4.15pm and threatened the receptionist with a grey pistol, police said.

Beaver Falls dentist gets the call: House on fire (The Beaver County Times)
WHITE TWP. - Richard Lipscomb got the distressing telephone call at his Beaver Falls dental practice Monday afternoon that nobody wants to get: His house was on fire.

Indian dentist refused visa to work in Scotland (New Kerala)
London, Aug 8: An Indian dentist who moved to Scotland as part of official efforts to fill vacancies has been asked to return to India because British immigration officials do not consider her a "highly skilled" migrant.

Indian dentist refused visa by Scotland (The Times of India)
LONDON: An Indian dentist, who moved to Scotland as part of official efforts to fill vacancies, has been asked to return to India because British immigration officials do not consider her a 'highly skilled' migrant.

Dentist granted 5 years’ probation (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Board of Dentistry put Angola dentist Penelope Dunlap on probation Friday – allowing her to treat patients for the first time since her license was suspended last November.

Berkeley dentist, pioneer in many fields, dies at 81 (Inside Bay Area)
BERKELEY — James Saddler, 81, a widely known Berkeley dentist who had practiced for more than 50 years, died Aug. 4 at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley after a prolonged illness.

Residents react to dentist's death (Visalia Times-Delta)
Patients, friends and family members talked Tuesday about Visalia dentist and outdoorsman Edward Dwight "Ted" King, who was killed last week when a tractor-mower he was driving overturned in rural Merced County.

Dentist on probation for 11 charges of fraud, theft (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Board of Dentistry voted 6-0-1 to place the license of Angola dentist Penelope Lynn Dunlap on indefinite probation at the request of Attorney General Steve Carter.

Dentist relocates to Minden Village (The Record-Courier)
The staff of Carson Valley Dental Care recognizes that some people are nervous about going to the dentist by making the experience as comfortable as possible.

Dentist who diagnosed nonexistent cavities can resume practice (WISH-TV Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS An Angola, Indiana, dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that didn't exist is preparing to resume her practice for the first time since her license was...

Dentist Accused of Misdiagnosing Cavities to Resume Practicing (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Angola, Indiana, dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that didn't exist is preparing to resume her practice for the first time since her license was suspended in November. The Indiana

Bits 'n' Pieces: Dentist dances his way to victory (The Columbian)
Daniel Kim used to be known as the singing dentist. After winning a charity dance competition, his new title may be the dancing dentist. The Cascade Park dentist won the Pearson Air Museum's July 29 competition, Dancing with the Local Stars, which was a nod to the popular television show.

Fraud dentist told to repay debt (BBC News)
A dentist who defrauded the NHS of at least £200,000 is ordered to sell off his properties to repay the debt.

Dentist James Saddler, 81, dies (Inside Bay Area)
BERKELEY — James Saddler, 81, a widely known Berkeley dentist who had practiced for more than 50 years, died Aug. 4 at Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley after a prolonged illness. Mr.

Dentist Office Charged With Insurance Fraud (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a D.C. dental clinic who is accused of submitting false insurance claims. The U.S. Attorney's office in D.C. says 47-year-old Afsaneh Tehrani, of McLean, is charged with health care fraud and making false statements.

Dentist office charged with insurance fraud (WAVY 10)
WASHINGTON A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a D-C dental clinic who is accused of submitting false insurance claims.

Owner Of Dentist Office Charged With Insurance Fraud (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a D.C. dental clinic who is accused of submitting false insurance claims. The U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. said 47-year-old Afsaneh Tehrani of McLean, Va., is charged with health care fraud and making false statements.

Overcoming dentist phobia (INQ7.net)
KINNY SALAS - A GREAT SMILE DOES HEAPS FOR ONE’S sex appeal. Essentials for a “hot” smile are great teeth and fresh breath.