Home > Dentistry News

Dentistry News 08/2007



Man: Sister killed for belittling dream (Asahi.com)
A 22-year-old man said Tuesday he killed his sister and dismembered her body because she belittled his dream of becoming a dentist to make money for a desert oasis.

Somers dentist accused in Medicaid scam pretended money went to charity (The Journal News)
A Somers dentist and his wife, already accused of bilking Medicaid out of more than $2 million, face new criminal charges alleging that they tried to hide more than $800,000 from investigators by putting the money into an overseas bank account and later claiming they had given it to charity, the state Attorney General's Office said.

Dentist molded by life-altering past (Allen American Star)
Allen resident Blanca Lemus remembers two things from her child hood: her father baking a cake when she turned 5-years-old and the war in her country.

Children's teeth get needed help (Birmingham News)
A Mountain Brook dentist and his Vestavia Hills business partner have invested $500,000 in turning a long vacant, 90-year-old drug store into a state-of-the-art pediatric dental clinic in Woodlawn aimed at children from low-income families.

A journey of 2,933 miles starts with trip to dentist (Reno Gazette-Journal)
NOTE: The Reno Gazette-Journal is following Earl and Cathy Rau on their 2,933 mile road trip this week from Edgewater, Fla., to Northern Nevada for Hot August Nights.

Doping Dentist Pair Charged With Rx Fraud, Identity Theft (Queens Chronicle)
(Kevin Ryan) Two Middle Village dentists were charged with writing fraudulent prescriptions to support their drug habits. A Middle Village dentist has been charged with stealing his own children’s identity to write bogus prescriptions and obtain highly addictive pain killers.

Local dentist joins school's hall of fame (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Retired local dentist Dr. Carl

Suspended Dentist's Patient Explains Ordeal (CBS 5 Phoenix)
CBS 5 Investigates spent more than five months this year looking into the practice of a Valley dentist who had racked up more than 70 complaints. After CBS 5's investigation aired, the state temporarily suspended Dr. David Naisbitt's license.

Horse dentist denied work - State appeals court ruling (The Saratogian)
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Chris Brown, 63, a lay horse dentist who has practiced his trade for more than 30 years, is out of work again, at least temporarily.

Many Hunterdon Hispanics not utilizing health care (The Star-Ledger)
Nearly 30 percent of Hunterdon County's Latino population has never seen a dentist. Only 41 percent have a "medical home" to go to for health care when sick or in need of medical ad vice.

Man fined for claiming orgasm at dentist (Independent Online)
A man who made obscene noises and claimed he was orgasmic while under treatment by a woman dentist has been fined.

Dentist opposed to mercury fillings may be reinstated (The Des Moines Register)
A former Waterloo dentist whose license was suspended after he warned patients about the purported danger of mercury fillings may resume practicing...

Dentist opposed to mercury fillings may be reinstated (The Altoona Herald-Mitchellville Index)
A former Waterloo dentist whose license was suspended after he warned patients about the purported danger of mercury fillings may resume practicing if he passes professional exams, state regulators say.

Dentist and Ohioans buy historic Wheeling music hall (FOX 45 Dayton)
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) -- A Wheeling, West Virginia, landmark has been sold to a local dentist and a couple from nearby Bellaire, Ohio.

Dentist and Ohioans buy historic Wheeling music hall (WFMJ Youngstown)
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - A Wheeling, West Virginia, landmark has been sold to a local dentist and a couple from nearby Bellaire, Ohio. Dr. Manny Velez says he and partners Theresa and Jim Childers have signed an agreement to purchase the Capitol Music Hall. Velez vows it will reopen by October.

Dentist, Ohio couple buy historic Wheeling music hall (The Columbus Dispatch)
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Live Nation has sold the Capitol Music Hall, a landmark closed because of costly fire code violations, to a dentist who vows to reopen it by October.

Call for school dentist visits (Warrnambool Standard)
CHILDREN need more visits from the school dentist and better education about cleaning their teeth, a Warrnambool city councillor believes. Cr Adrian Jacobs believes fluoride has only a small part to play in preventing school-age children's teeth from decay.

Health Tip: Swollen Gums Can Signal Poor Health (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
(HealthDay News) -- Swollen gums are a symptom of problems ranging from poor hygiene to a serious health problem such as lack of vitamin C (scurvy). If you discover that you have swollen gums, speak to your doctor or dentist about determining a cause.

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Local Dentist (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
Charges have been dropped against a local dentist, but he is not totally off the hook.

Weird News — Cheaper than real dentist (Mankato Free Press)
In May, one of the world’s Christian “dental healers,” the interdenominational Rev. Steve Jones, set up his latest revival tent, near Bradenton, Fla., and began not only allegedly curing toothaches but growing teeth and turning amalgam fillings into gold, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Overseer sought for local dentist (Evansville Courier & Press)
Finding another dentist willing to supervise dentist Daniel Fink is the main obstacle to Fink returning to practice.

Dentist molded by life-altering past (Allen American Star)
Allen resident Blanca Lemus remembers two things from her child hood: her father baking a cake when she turned 5-years-old and the war in her country.

Half of Lothian residents without NHS dentist (The Scotsman)
AROUND half of all Lothian residents are not registered with an NHS dental practice - despite a huge rise in the number of dentists working in the region.

Meredith dentist identified as crash victim (The Citizen of Laconia)
A Meredith dentist has been identified as the victim of a fatal car accident on Parade Road Thursday morning. Robert T. Fiorillo, 57, of 2 Follett Road, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident, which was reported at 7:26 a.m.

Mayors on the Campaign Trail (and the Dentist in Distress) (New York Times)
New books by two canny campaign consultants cover a lot more political territory beyond New York?s City Hall, but they also offer intriguing insights into the dynamics of mayoral races past and future.

PAUL POTTY FOR PEARLIES (Sunday Mirror)
I WORRY Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts is getting a taste for cosmetic surgery. After getting a tooth capped last week, the opera singer has booked into posh Surrey dentist Johan Steiger to whiten and straighten the lot for £20,000. What's next - liposuction?

Migrating Dental Care (The Post-Standard)
The 6-year-old, who was smiling and talking to the hygienist, starts to cry as soon as she gets to the dentist's chair. "She thinks they are going to pull her tooth," her 9-year-old brother explains.

Dentistry was his destiny (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
There was a time when Hyde Park dentist Rick Singel didn't want to be peering at your calcified teeth and bleeding gums.

Joseph McCloskey, dentist, dies at 89 (The Record)
Joseph McCloskey was an upstanding, churchgoing dentist and father of four who had -- how can we put this? -- an adventurous streak. Well into his 50s, he took up motorcycling.

Dentist blamed for botched root canal (The New Zealand Herald)
A dentist has been found responsible for a botched root canal that led to a patient needing more than $10,000 in dental repairs.

Dentist molded by life-altering past (Allen American Star)
Allen resident Blanca Lemus remembers two things from her child hood: her father baking a cake when she turned 5-years-old and the war in her country.

Joseph McCloskey, dentist, dies at 89 (The Record)
Joseph McCloskey was an upstanding, churchgoing dentist and father of four who had -- how can we put this? -- an adventurous streak. Well into his 50s, he took up motorcycling.

Suspended Evansville dentist moves closer to reinstatement (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year. Dr. Daniel J. Fink had practiced dentistry for 28 years before his license was suspended in January and he was removed from his Evansville practice. Accusations against Fink included that he made sexual remarks to employees or ...

Dentist punished for misconduct seeks to reopen her practice (Boston Globe)
An office manager who sold sexual aids via office telephone. A dentist who treated patients while wearing a belly-dancing costume. A patient who thought her "face was going to explode" from an infection after she had two teeth pulled.

Suspended Evansville dentist moves closer to reinstatement (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year.

Suspended Dentist Moves Closer To Reinstatement (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
(EVANSVILLE - AP) -- An Evansville dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year. Dr.

Suspended Evansville dentist moves closer to reinstatement (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year.

Suspended Evansville dentist moves closer to reinstatement (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year.

Dentist struggles to re-open office (Portsmouth Herald)
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An office manager who sold sexual aids via office telephone. A dentist who treated patients while wearing a belly-dancing costume. A patient who thought her "face was going to explode" from an infection after she had two...

Dentist Punished For Misconduct Seeks To Reopen Practice (WMTW Auburn)
A Waterville dentist cited by the state licensing board for a laundry list of violations including incompetence, bad record-keeping and inappropriate administration of drugs is trying to reopen her practice.

Suspended dentist could soon be back in business (14 WFIE Evansville)
An Evansville dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year.

Suspended Evansville Dentist Moves Closer to Reinstatement (22 WSBT South Bend)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A dentist accused of exposing himself to an assistant and showing a cell phone picture of his genitals to staff members could be practicing again by the end of the year.

Dentist molded by life-altering past (Allen American Star)
Allen resident Blanca Lemus remembers two things from her child hood: her father baking a cake when she turned 5-years-old and the war in her country.

Shenanigans in the office doom dentist (Berkshire Eagle)
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — An office manager who sold sexual aids via office telephone. A dentist who treated patients while wearing a belly-dancing costume. A patient who thought her "face was going to explode" from an infection after she had two teeth pulled.

Judge orders 50-mile protection for harassed dentist (The Tribune-Democrat)
EBENSBURG — A Westmont man was ordered Monday to stay at least 50 miles from a dentist’s home after being put on probation for a year on his guilty plea to harassment of the dentist and the dentist’s family.

Dentist celebrates 50 years in practice (Asbury Park Press)
When he first opened his office on Newman Springs Road in 1957, he was a young dentist trying to make a name for himself.

A million more patients have lost their NHS dentist (Daily Mail)
The number of patients denied access to an NHS dentist has soared by more than 1million. The Government's chief dental officer admitted yesterday that Labour's botched contracts designed to increase the number of NHS dentists had had the opposite effect

Dentist details conversations with 'Clown' (Chicago Sun-Times)
A Park Ridge dentist whose two brothers were slain in a gangland hit testified today that he asked his patient and long-time acquaintance, reputed top mobster Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo, why his brothers were killed.

Dentist: Toothache led to mobster's arrest (Chicago Tribune)
A toothache led to the arrest of reputed mob boss Joey "The Clown" Lombardo in January 2006, a dentist testified today.

A million more patients have lost their NHS dentist (Evening Standard)
The number of patients denied access to an NHS dentist soared by more than 1million after 500 abandoned the state sector last year.