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Dentistry News 05/2007



McCune looks to put bite in curfew (IndeOnline.com)
If David McCune were a dentist, he’d give the city’s curfew some dentures. McCune, D-6, told fellow City Council members Monday that the curfew needs some “teeth,” and that he wants parents of violators to pay a fine.

Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentist Performs Non-Invasive "Extreme Makeovers" (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
A recent influx in reality-based makeover television shows has seen more and more people opting for expensive, painful plastic surgery. However, "no pain, no gain" should not be the mantra when trying to look younger, says Dr.

Dental board member aided dentist at malpractice trial (Austin American-Statesman)
Case raises ethical questions, stirs talk of rule changes. Lucille Zalud was divorced, approaching 50 and hoping to improve her appearance when she found Dr. John Schiro, a Sugar Land cosmetic dentist who advertises that patients from "across the globe" choose him to fix their smiles.

How the dental board handles public complaints (Austin American-Statesman)
•Complaints about a dentist should be in writing. •If it has jurisdiction, the board prioritizes complaints based on the severity of the allegation.

Local dentist: Sugary foods 'a double whammy' for kids' teeth (The Victoria Advocate)
Chew on this, parents: Decay in young children's baby teeth is on the climb and the chow you're feeding those kids is the cavities' cause.

My carjack nightmare (Daily Telegraph)
A SYDNEY dentist says she feels lucky to be alive after a terrifying carjacking in the eastern suburbs early today.

Free Dental Clinic (WECT 6 Wilmington)
WILMINGTON -- Going to the dentist is not usually something people look forward to, but Friday they lined up for the chance to open wide.

Dental needs are unmet across state (The Charleston Gazette)
Rebecca Bowe has used the same pair of dentures since the early 1980s. Bowe, 65, started losing her teeth in her 20s. One tooth went bad, then another. A dentist eventually told her she should have the rest of them pulled. At 26, she had no teeth.

A Crisis of Care (Hartford Advocate)
On a recent afternoon, 3-year-old Jose Ruiz climbed confidently into a dentist’s chair at the Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, despite the howls of protest and sniffles of surrender emanating from children in chairs around him.

Man Arrested Pretending to be Dentist (FOX 5 Atlanta)
VILLA RICA, Ga. (FOX 5) -- A wanna-be dentist is accused of working on more than 100 patients from his living room, using a drill you could buy at any hardware store. Investigators in Carrollton said Ernesto Estrada did not sanitize his equipment and doesn't even have any formal training in dentistry. Nicole Allshouse reports. Click video for more information.

25/04/07 - There are some great dentists out there - don't tar all with the same brush (Louth Leader)
EDITOR - After so much bad press about dentists and waiting to be seen, I feel I must say that over the weekend after suffering in silence I had to go to my dentist on Monday in the hope that I could be seen without an appointment.

Police bust illegal dentist working out of home (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
CARROLLTON , Ga. (CBS 46 News) -- Carrollton Police say they have uncovered an illegal makeshift dentist office that was being run out of a home.

A Crisis of Care (Hartford Advocate)
On a recent afternoon, 3-year-old Jose Ruiz climbed confidently into a dentist’s chair at the Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, despite the howls of protest and sniffles of surrender emanating from children in chairs around him.

Dentist, volunteers help ailing man (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HIGHLAND | A fundraiser on Friday will help ease the medical bills of a Schererville man in need of his second liver transplant since February.

Wife-killer dentist is pursuing new trial (The Star-Ledger)
A dentist convicted of killing his wife wants a new trial. Pohatcong Township dentist Roy Rambo, now 56, contends that the court froze his assets over an estate battle with his son, precluding him from getting the counsel of his choice.

Stowe dentist wins Joe's Pond ice-out contest (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
WEST DANVILLE -- The block dropped, the clock stopped and a Montpelier dentist who lives in Stowe was declared the lone winner of this year's ice-out on Joe's Pond. ... - By David Delcore Times Argus Staff

Protesters gather outside dentist's office (Palm Springs and Coachella Valley Local News and Guides)
Several protesters gathered in front of a La Quinta dental office Tuesday, hoping to raise awareness about Dr. Jeffrey B. Mazer, a convicted sex offender who has practiced there for about a year.

Man charged with running unlicensed dental practice (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Authorities have arrested an illegal immigrant on charges that he ran an unlicensed dental practice out of his home in Carrollton. Ernesto Estrado is accused of performing procedures on hundreds of illegal immigrants who were afraid to go to a licensed dentist. Authorities say the man used pliers, box cutters and etching blades he bought at a hardware store to pull teeth, fill cavities and create ...

Police: Unlicensed Dentist Used Box Cutters (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Authorities say the man used pliers, box cutters and etching blades he bought at a hardware store to pull teeth, fill cavities and create dentures.

Police: Unlicensed Dentist Operated on Immigrants (13 WMAZ Macon)
You must be a member to add a comment! CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested an illegal immigrant on charges that he ran an unlicensed dental practice out of his home in Carrollton.

Dr. Azimi, Downtown Las Vegas' General and Cosmetic Dentist, Offers Easy Test for Diagnosis of Gum Disease, Hereditary ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
LAS VEGAS----A new test is available that allows dentists and patients to combat gum disease. The test is called DNA-PCR and is administered at Dr. Azimi's downtown Las Vegas dental office.

Neks Web Seminar Features Leading Pediatric Dentist Dr. Lawrence Kotlow (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Neks Technologies Inc, a company specializing in developing and manufacturing innovative dental products, today announced that Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, a leading pediatric dentist, is presenting a Web Seminar entitled: "Child-Friendly Caries Detection" demonstrating the effectiveness of the D-Carie(TM) mini caries detection device on children. Registrants can learn how dentists like Dr.

Toddlers Need to Watch Their Mouths–and They'll Need Help Doing It (US News & World Report)
For the first time in decades, decay in baby teeth is on the rise among 2- to 5-year-olds, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Parents need to take heed, says Mary Hayes, a pediatric dentist and spokeswoman for the American Dental Association. "If baby teeth are left to decay, [children are] more likely to have a ...

Dr. Azimi, Downtown Las Vegas' General and Cosmetic Dentist, Offers Easy Test for Diagnosis of Gum Disease, Hereditary ... (RedNova)
A new test is available that allows dentists and patients to combat gum disease. The test is called DNA-PCR and is administered at Dr. Azimi's downtown Las Vegas dental office. There are two parts to DNA-PCR testing.

Dentist found dead in trunk of his own car (The Star-Ledger)
A Bloomfield dentist was found dead in the trunk of his own car yesterday, but investigators said it does not appear to be a homicide.

Dentist's body in car trunk (The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY - A Bloomfield dentist was found dead in the trunk of his own car yesterday, but investigators said it didn't appear to be a homicide.

Dentist who left ex-wife no money claims in lawsuit he was strip-searched (Daily Southtown)
A deadbeat Orland Park dentist jailed for failing to pay his ex-wife alimony claims in a lawsuit he was subjected to an illegal and humiliating strip-search by Cook County jailers.

ARNOLD: Fire guts nail salon, dentist's office (Jefferson County Journal)
A two-alarm fire at an Arnold strip mall Sunday night is still under investigation.

Dentist Cleared of Animal-Cruelty Charges (Mountain View Telegraph)
By Lee Ross Mountain View Telegraph A Tijeras man who faced charges of extreme cruelty to animals recently reached a settlement with Bernalillo County.

Police bust illegal dentist working out of home (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
CARROLLTON , Ga. (CBS 46 News) -- Carrollton Police say they have uncovered an illegal makeshift dentist office that was being run out of a home.

Neks Web Seminar features leading Pediatric Dentist Dr. Lawrence Kotlow (CanadaIT.com)
Montreal (May 2, 2007)- Neks Technologies Inc, a company specializing in developing and manufacturing innovative dental products, today announced that Dr. Lawrence Kotlow, a leading pediatric dentist, is presenting a Web Seminar entitled: "Child-Friendly Caries Detection" demonstrating the effectiveness of the D-Carie mini caries detection device on children.

Dentist sues over jail strip search (UPI)
A suburban Chicago dentist claims he was illegally strip-searched by jailers after he was arrested for failing to pay his ex-wife alimony. A judge last November found Dr.

Dentist sues over jail strip search (The Washington Times)
ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 3 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago dentist claims he was illegally strip-searched by jailers after he was arrested for failing to pay his ex-wife alimony.

Authorities: Dentist had bag on his head (The Star-Ledger)
Homicide investigators say there was a plastic bag over the head of a Bloomfield dentist when he was found dead in the trunk of his car.

Dentist sues over jail strip search (New Kerala)
ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 3: A suburban Chicago dentist claims he was illegally strip-searched by jailers after he was arrested for failing to pay his ex-wife alimony.

Dentist may have used plastic bag to kill self (The Jersey Journal)
KEARNY - Homicide investigators say there was a plastic bag over the head of the Bloomfield dentist whose body was found in the trunk of his car Wednesday.

Fraud dentist told to repay debt (BBC News)
A dentist who committed what is believed to be one of the largest frauds of the NHS is ordered to pay back £600,000.

Traveling dentist gets to route of problems (KVOA Tucson)
MESA, Ariz. -- Phillip Hendrix is filling a niche market for the elderly, bedridden and those afraid of dentist's offices. The 39-year-old Chandler resident is a mobile dentist...

Nothing to smile about (The Charleston Gazette)
Wayne County dentist Dan Brody teaches about oral hygiene at Huntington's Central City Elementary. Nine-year-old Garrett Howell gets his teeth cleaned at a dental clinic in Lincoln County. Garrett passed his checkup with no cavities.

'Public' practice dentist will fill Westside space (The Greenville News)
BEREA -- The owners of a Westside shopping center will add a dental office to their mix of tenants this month.

Do we listen to our dentist? Study says no (Poughkeepsie Journal)
There's limited evidence that so-called behavior management techniques help dentists convince patients to brush and floss their teeth properly. That's the conclusion of British researchers who reviewed four previous studies that included a total of 344 people with periodontal (gum) disease.

Dentist must give £260,000 back to NHS (Yorkshire Post Today)
A DENTIST who was jailed for four years for defrauding the NHS has been ordered to repay almost £260,000. (05/05/2007 09:30:20)

Here's how a design smiles (Chicago Sun-Times)
Meet a Chicago hipster by night and top-notch dentist by day, Dr. Kimberly Caldwell. You might have seen her smiling logo hung out front of her office on 1835 N. Milwaukee Ave. or heard of the catchy name for her practice, "Kimberly Smiles."

Hundreds take advantage of dental care clinic (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
When was the last time you saw the dentist? For some who can't afford it, it's been years. This weekend, the chance at dental care brought hundreds and hundreds out to the Roanoke Civic Center. In fact, so many that two days in a row, organizers had to turn people away.

Bombs Kill 8 Americans in Iraq As Sectarian Tension Rises; 95 Iraqis Killed or Found Dead (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
The two-story house located at 1205 Matlock Road was the residence of local dentist, T.J. Blevins and his wife, Georgia. No one was at home when the fire started.

Weird news (Kansas City Star)
Britain’s General Dental Council found dentist Alan Hutchinson guilty in April of several hygiene violations, including frequent hand-washing lapses, failure to sterilize instruments that he had taken off treatment trays to clean his own ears and fingernails with, and we’ll leave it at that. The council said it needed another hearing to decide whether Hutchinson’s habits impaired his treatment of ...

Dentist brings the pain to your doorstep (Tucson Citizen)
MESA - Phillip Hendrix is filling a niche market for the elderly, bedridden and those afraid of dentist's offices.

Early dental care protects against 'baby bottle decay' (The News Journal)
Q: My 2 1/2-year-old has never been to the dentist. Her upper front teeth have always been a little dark, but now they are becoming smaller and darker. I looked at her other teeth and they appear to be normal.

A Crisis of Care (Hartford Advocate)
On a recent afternoon, 3-year-old Jose Ruiz climbed confidently into a dentist’s chair at the Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, despite the howls of protest and sniffles of surrender emanating from children in chairs around him.

Sara's Smile (The Nassau Guardian)
Sara hesitated, then looked into the mirror. Her dentist urged her to smile. Smiling didn't come naturally to Sara because she had a condition called "gummy smile." Whenever she did smile, she would always cover her mouth to avoid embarrassment.