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Dentist's office gutted by fire (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
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Clinics for seniors Mobile dental clinics will help seniors who might not have access to a dentist (Leduc Representative)
Starting in spring of 2007, the province of Alberta will have mobile dental clinics available for seniors who can’t afford dental work.

Dentist loses trial, must pay tickets (North Platte Bulletin)
A 74-year-old North Platte dentist facing 23 counts of fraud in an investment and banking scheme was found guilty of three traffic violations after a 45-minute trial Nov. 17.

Mound dentist facing charges for swindling (5 Eyewitness News)
A former west Metro dentist is the target of a criminal investigation. Mound police say Dr. Jeffrey Soule took money from his patients and ran. At least six families were left with incomplete, and in some cases, painful orthodontic work.

Dentist is braced for expansion after selling equity stake for £90m (icWales)
DENTIST turned entrepreneur James Hull has successfully sold a substantial equity stake in his business for around £90m.

Dentist is braced for expansion (icWales)
DENTIST turned entrepreneur James Hull has successfully sold a substantial equity stake in his business for around £90m.

Profile of a Newsmaker: Dentist from China helps Norwich youths (Norwich Bulletin)
In the News: Zheng Xu, a pediatric dentist from Beijing, China, is now working at United Community & Family Services. She provides dental treatment to children at the UCFS Health Center at 47 Town St. in Norwich on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Laura gets teeth into life as a horse dentist (The Scotsman)
HORSE-LOVER Laura Chaffe went to great lengths to get her dream job.

Dentist's license put on 10-year probation (The Star Press)
MUNCIE -- The State Board of Dentistry voted 6-1 recently to place the license of Muncie dentist Teresa McCrady on indefinite probation for 10 years. Earlier this year, McCrady's license was placed on emergency suspension after a drug arrest.

Dentist gets to the root of snoring problems (Kansas City Star)
Company: Nancy Addy operates a full-service general dental practice, performing such services as exams, cleaning and crown and bridgework. She also specializes on cosmetic dentistry, working with women who have eating disorders or who have been sexually abused.

Board sanctions dentist who took pain meds (News Link Indiana)
Muncie dentist Teresa McCrady has her license on 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to writing fraudulent prescriptions.

Pompano girl's death in dentist chair sparks criminal investigation (Sun-Sentinel)
Prosecutors and police are conducting a criminal investigation of two dentists who treated a 10-year-old Pompano Beach girl who died while having a tooth pulled in March.

Pompano girl's death in dentist chair sparks criminal investigation (Sun-Sentinel)
Prosecutors and police are conducting a criminal investigation of two dentists who treated a 10-year-old Pompano Beach girl who died while having a tooth pulled in March.

Dentist charged with fraud (wigantoday.net)
A WIGAN dentist recently accused of leaving one of his patients virtually toothless has now appeared in court charged with fraud. (06/12/2006 08:24:17)

Asperger boy’s painful ordeal at the dentist (Harlow Citizen)
A BOY with Asperger syndrome was struck off his dentist's register after arriving 15 minutes late for an appointment. Fourteen-year-old Kyle Guttormsen was told he'd been "deregistered" when he arrived at Victoria Dental Practice in New Brighton on Friday morning.

$92,000 billing fraud by dentist's wife-manager (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer today announced that a Brighton woman pleaded guilty in Monroe County Court on charges that she deceived the Medicaid program by billing for dental exams that never took place.

Vineyard Smiles brings dentist to schools (Martha's Vineyard Times)
A new oral health program aimed at Island preschool children in Head Start and students in grades K-8 from low-to-moderate income families makes a trip to the dentist just a walk down the school hall.

Dentist's wife pleads guilty to defrauding Medicaid (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. A Rochester-area woman has pleaded guilty to illegally billing Medicaid for dental exams that never took place.

Dentist's wife pleads guilty to defrauding Medicaid (WCAX 3)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. A Rochester-area woman has pleaded guilty to illegally billing Medicaid for dental exams that never took place. State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer...

Dentist found dead by escort (The Wilmslow Express)
A RESPECTED Alderley Edge dentist died at his Trafford Road home after drinking heavily and taking morphine with an escort girl, an inquest heard. David Hillary, 53, whose father, Jack, lived with him at the surgery where he practiced for nearly 20 years, died just ten days earlier of lung cancer.

Dentist Officer Manager Pleads Guilty To Fraud (WROC Rochester)
(Brighton) -- A dental office manager in Brighton has admitted to illegally billing Medicaid thousands of dollars for dental exams that never took place.

Dentist's wife pleads guilty to defrauding Medicaid (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. A Rochester-area woman has pleaded guilty to illegally billing Medicaid for dental exams that never took place.

Parents should start early to promote good dental hygiene fpr their children, dentist says (Athens Review Online)
By Rachel Kubicek THE JOPLIN GLOBE (JOPLIN, Mo.) Joplin, Mo. — If you have ever wondered when you should start attending to your child’s oral health, the answer is right away.

Dentist faces death penalty hearing (Clovis News Journal)
A three-day hearing to determine whether or not prosecutors can seek the death penalty against a Clovis dentist starts Monday, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler.

Dentist quits NHS in row over payment (Barnsley Today)
A BARNSLEY dentist is to go private in protest at a new payment system - leaving 4,000 patients without NHS treatment. (08/12/2006 09:36:16)

`DIRTY` DENTIST WILL NOT BE STRUCK OFF (Isle of Wight County Press)
By Suzanne Pert - Friday, December 8, 2006 A GERMAN dentist who dropped his trousers at a Christmas party and asked a woman to fondle him has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct but will not be struck off.

Dentist Jailed Over NHS Fraud (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Dentist David Heppleston has been jailed for four years for defrauding the National Health Service. More follows...

TV quiz dentist jailed over fraud (ITV.com)
A dentist who won £64,000 on TV quiz Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? has been jailed for four years for defrauding the NHS out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Dentist Jailed For £450k NHS Con (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A dentist who won £64,000 on the television quiz Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has been jailed for four years for defrauding the NHS out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. David Heppleston, 45, conned the NHS out of nearly £450,000 over an eight-and-a-half year period, York Crown Court heard.

Dentist who cheated NHS is jailed (BBC News)
A dentist who defrauded the NHS by creating "ghost" patients and claiming for fictitious treatments is jailed for four years.

'Greedy' quiz show dentist jailed for defrauding NHS (Times Online)
A crooked dentist who scooped £64,000 on the television quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire was today jailed for four years for defrauding the NHS out of hundreds of thousands of pounds....

Parents should start early to promote good dental hygiene fpr their children, dentist says (Athens Review Online)
By Rachel Kubicek THE JOPLIN GLOBE (JOPLIN, Mo.) Joplin, Mo. — If you have ever wondered when you should start attending to your child’s oral health, the answer is right away.

B.C. dentist offers free care (Battle Creek Enquirer)
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Fake patients rob dentist (Deccan Herald)
Two persons, in the guise of patients, gained entry into a dental clinic, attacked the doctor and made away with Rs 12,000 cash and an expensive mobile phone, in Basaveshwarnagar on Thursday night.

Four years for dentist in £450,000 NHS fraud (Daily Telegraph)
A dentist who won £64,000 on the television quiz Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? was jailed for four years yesterday for defrauding the NHS of almost half a million pounds.

Four years for dentist in massive NHS fraud (Yorkshire Post Today)
TV quiz winner used 'ghost' patients Julie Hemmings A "CARING and conscientious" dentist who won £64,000 on TV's Who Wants to be a Millionaire has been jailed for four years for stealing almost £450,000 from the NHS. (09/12/2006 07:46:28)

Mission makes dentist happy (Tennessean)
Back when he was a successful, if unhappy, mall dentist in Cool Springs, Keith Chapman would go home at night and threaten to pitch it all and become a missionary in Africa. He and his wife both thought it just joking born of frustration.

Dentist scammed over phone (Daily Journal)
VINELAND -- A dentist who fell for a telephone scam had an undetermined number of charges added to his credit cards Thursday, police said.

Dentist who won on Millionaire is jailed for £450,000 fraud (Daily Mail)
A dentist who won £64,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? was cheating the Health Service out of nearly half a million pounds

Gilbert dentist practices commercial flying, photography in spare time (The Arizona Republic)
Paul DiMaggio likes to work with his hands and gets to do so in dramatically different ways.

Dentist on a mission to help smiles abroad (Lansdale Reporter)
Bob Daschbach is on a mission. Over the last 18 months he has reached out from a successful dental practice in Souderton to a poor rural community in Honduras to help people smile.

Boy with Asperger's struck off dentist's register for being 15 minutes late for appointment (Awares)
NEW BRIGHTON, Wirral, UK: A boy with Asperger's syndrome was struck off his dentist's register after arriving 15 minutes late for an appointment.

Restraining Order Sought Against Fake Dentist (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
The state is working to shutdown an unlicensed dentist. The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry will try to get a restraining order against Francisco Franco on Monday.

ZUCK: Shock and awe at the dentist's office (The Sun Chronicle)
Sunday, December 10, 2006 11:43 PM EST He had to be kidding. He must be making a joke. Which wasn't very fair, since I couldn't laugh thanks to all the sharp metal instruments rummaging through my mouth at the moment.

Death penalty hearing underway for Clovis dentist (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
A Clovis dentist was in court Monday for what is expected to be a three-day hearing on whether he should face the death penalty in his upcoming trial.

Clovis Dentist Hearing (KAMR NBC4 Amarillo)
12/11/2006 CLOVIS -- A Clovis dentist may be facing the death penalty. A three day hearing started today, in which the state has to prove there`s enough evidence to seek the death penalty, and the defense has to prove there`s not.

Unpaid Dentist Bill Gets Handicapped Van Repossessed (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A wheelchair-bound veteran said he was stunned when his handicapped van was repossessed after he failed to pay a dentist bill.

Clovis Dentist May Face Death Penalty (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
A former Clovis dentist could face the death penalty for the kidnapping and murder of 30 year old Laura McNaughton.

ZUCK: Shock and awe at the dentist's office (The Sun Chronicle)
Sunday, December 10, 2006 11:43 PM EST He had to be kidding. He must be making a joke. Which wasn't very fair, since I couldn't laugh thanks to all the sharp metal instruments rummaging through my mouth at the moment.

Fire guts Gautier dentist's office (Mississippi Press)
GAUTIER -- An early morning fire not only blew the doors off a local dentist office, but caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.