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Dentistry News 09/2007



Dentist accused of bilking patient (The Sacramento Bee)
Going to the dentist isn't always a pleasant experience, but for Pollock Pines resident Joy Wilson it became painfully expensive -- and possibly criminal.

Dentist accused of bilking patient (The Sacramento Bee)
Going to the dentist isn't always a pleasant experience, but for Pollock Pines resident Joy Wilson it became painfully expensive -- and possibly criminal.

Part of dentist’s criminal record sealed (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Dr. James Gable’s quarter century career in dentistry has been a bumpy ride. The Colorado Springs man has been charged with assaulting and harassing business partners — accusations that were dismissed after he served a deferred sentence.

The Top Three Reasons You Need a Will (Richfield Reaper)
(ARA) - What's a piece of paper in anybody's life? How much can it really affect anybody? You know you should go to the dentist. You know you should get up a little earlier every morning so you wouldn't have to rush.

The Hot Table (New York Times)
Ping-Pong and pork buns make a smashing combination.

Luxuriating in tranquility at the Four Seasons (Daily Bulletin)
I've been to Four Seasons spas before, with mixed results. My memory of the facility at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Ariz., is closer to a dentist's office than a calm haven. But the Four Seasons in Westlake Village lives up to its promise as an oasis of serenity.

The pitfalls of choosing not to buy insurance (Toronto Star)
Howard Rocket bought disability insurance when he started practising as a dentist in 1972. But he let his policy lapse in 1986, when he left dentistry to start a public company, Tridont Health Care Inc.

A battle you can win (Oxford Eccentric)
A woman with whom I shared a dentist's waiting room was eager to share her story. She had been addicted to tobacco and her husband's pleadings for her to quit smoking had been to no avail. Now she had won the battle over her nicotine addiction and was thrilled to be free. Listening to her story was like a breath of fresh air.

Authorities tracking ID of severed head (phillyburbs.com)
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP - A forensic dentist will compare the teeth with dental records of a body found last month in Chester.

The Top Three Reasons You Need a Will (Benton Evening News)
(ARA) - What's a piece of paper in anybody's life? How much can it really affect anybody? You know you should go to the dentist. You know you should get up a little earlier every morning so you wouldn't have to rush.

Every area of conflict in life is battle you can win (Sidney Herald-Leader)
A woman with whom I shared a dentist's waiting room was eager to share her story. She had been addicted to tobacco and her husband's pleadings for her to quit smoking had been to no avail.

Ontario's dental hygienists permitted to work outside traditional dental office (680 News)
Dental hygienists now have the right to work outside of the traditional dental office without prior consent from a dentist. On Saturday, Ontario's 9,000 dental hygienists celebrated victory over their 14-year struggle for independence when amendments to the Dental Hygiene Act took effect.

Luxuriating in tranquility at the Four Seasons (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
I've been to Four Seasons spas before, with mixed results. My memory of the facility at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale, Ariz., is closer to a dentist's office than a calm haven. But the Four Seasons in Westlake Village lives up to its promise as an oasis of serenity.

Need to see a dentist? Join the waiting list (Wakefield Today)
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Patients rush to join NHS dentist (Sentinel)
A Dental practice has been deluged with calls after appealing for new NHS patients. Meir Dental Centre, in Penfleet Avenue, Meir, advertised available spaces in The Sentinel on Wednesday, and received more than 100 calls from people ...

Unhappy with dental treatment (The Star Online)
RECENTLY, I took my wife to the dentist as she had been complaining of a toothache. Prior to this visit, she had visited two dentists and both could not find the source of the pain.

Fergie delighted with Posh display (Peterborough Today)
A TRIP to Accrington Stanley is the footballing equivalent of a visit to the dentist. (03/09/2007)

O-line sage: Falcons' Gandy has it all but the ring (USA Today)
He is the resident sage, still pushing along as the oldest player in this NFL training camp, his 14th, no less competitive and feeling young at heart. "I can play another four or five years, maybe," Wayne Gandy, the Atlanta Falcons left tackle, said during a recent midday break. "I'm still a starter, so obviously I'm still playing at a high level. Until I get put into that position as a backup, ...

Mother inspired dentist (Delta Democrat Times)
GREENVILLE - Some people come into careers based on a lifelong dream. Others find it rewarding to seek their livelihood where there is a perceived need. Few are able to do both.

FAIR: Dentist drills competition, grows biggest cabbage (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
PALMER - Steve Hubacek has developed a big head. The Wasilla dentist and relative newcomer to the popular Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair on Friday shredded his way to the 2007 title with his 87.7-pound cabbage.

For Democrats, Primary Field Gives Confidence (New York Times)
Interviews with Democrats found them enthusiastic about their choices and confident of victory in 2008.

Lewd comments no joke (Adelaide Now)
SEXUAL comments made by a dentist to his teenage patients were no joke, the state's highest court has heard.

Lewd comments no joke (Adelaide Now)
SEXUAL comments made by a dentist to his teenage patients were no joke, the state's highest court has heard.

Dental care is as basic as an education (Lexington Herald-Leader)
During your excursions to buy pencils and paper and cute backpacks, you might have forgotten something that can save your child's life: a visit to the dentist. Earlier this year, I wrote about a 12-year-old boy in Prince George's County, Md., who died because bacteria from an abscessed tooth traveled to his brain. So considering that in Kentucky and throughout the nation tooth decay is the single ...

Fort Worth is back in the searchlight (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By ROBERT PHILPOT A few years ago, I had to make an emergency dental appointment while I was on vacation in San Francisco. The dentist looked at my information and immediately said, "You're from Fort Worth, huh? Ever been on Cops?" Now John Langley, the creator of Cops, and his son Morgan are working on a new series, Jail, which debuts tonight on KDFI/Channel 27 (a variation on the series, ...

FAIR: Dentist drills competition, grows biggest cabbage (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
PALMER - Steve Hubacek has developed a big head. The Wasilla dentist and relative newcomer to the popular Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair on Friday shredded his way to the 2007 title with his 87.7-pound cabbage.

Feds: Lakeland pediatric dentist evaded taxes (BizJournals)
A pediatric dentist guilty of tax evasion and failure to file income tax returns faces a maximum penalty of 13 years in jail and an $800,000 fine.

New Mexico man cleared in deaths of prostitutes (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - September 4, 2007 12:05 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A New Mexico dentist serving life in prison for murder is no longer a "person of interest" in the unsolved killings of...

New veterinarian allows clinic to expand services (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Dr. Erika Kellar is from a family of dentists, but for most of her life she wanted to be a veterinarian. “There was a short period I wanted to be a dentist,” said Kellar, who joined the All About Pets veterinary practice of Dr. Cami Curtis in Safford about a month ago.

Dentist faces lawsuit (Waxahachie Daily Light)
An Ennis dentist who allegedly videotaped his female employees changing in and out of their medical uniforms is facing a civil lawsuit in addition to a state jail felony charge of improper photography or video recording.

Dentist cleared in Oklahoma homicides (Clovis News Journal)
Former Clovis dentist James Smith is serving a life sentence for the slaying of Laura McNaugton. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A New Mexico dentist serving life in prison for murder is no longer a “person of interest” in the unsolved killings of several prostitutes in the Lawton area.

Health Minute: Baby Teeth (KTHV Little Rock)
Baby teeth provide an important foundation for an adult smile. In today's Health Minute, CNN’s Judy Fortin reports on when to take your child to the dentist. Click the THVideo icon to watch.

New Mexico Man Cleared In Deaths Of Oklahoma Prostitutes (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A New Mexico dentist serving life in prison for murder is no longer a ``person of interest'' in the unsolved killings of several prostitutes in the Lawton area.

Experts: Babies Need Dentist Care Early (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Baby teeth provide an important foundation for an adult smile. So how early do you need to get your toddler to the dentist?

Clovis dentist cleared in Oklahoma slayings (Portales News-Tribune)
OKLAHOMA CITY — A New Mexico dentist serving life in prison for murder is no longer a “person of interest” in the unsolved killings of several prostitutes in the Lawton area.

1300 Smiles Announces Sunshine Coast Acquisition (ONT.AX, 00756528, 20070905) (Aspect Huntley via Yahoo!7 Finance)
1300 Smiles advised that it has entered into a contract to acquire a long-established, large, multi-dentist practice located in Caloundra, one of the major commercial centres on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Caloundra City itself is growing at a rate of about 4% per year.

Dentist visit ends in charges (Daily Herald)
A Round Lake Beach dentist is charged with battery after allegedly covering the mouth of a 5-year-old patient to stop the girl from crying.

Obituary: Dr. Myron Levenson, 83, dentist, had taught at Case (The Plain Dealer)
Gates Mills - Dr. Myron Levenson, an internation ally recog nized author ity on dentistry who had a 50-year dental practice in Lyndhurst, died Saturday in the Shaker Heights home of his daughter.

Dentist fills cavities for uninsured (Oakland Tribune)
FREMONT — Lining the walls of the narrow blue waiting room are framed diplomas and certificates recognizing the merits of family dentist Mostafa "Mo" Barakzoy.

Moneta dentist expands business (Bedford Bulletin)
A Moneta dentist is planing to do his part to alleviate the shortage of dentists in the area. Dr. Eric Smith is expanding his office on Rucker Road in Moneta and plans to bring in a second dentist next year.

Dentist faces battery charges (Lake County News Sun)
A Round Lake Beach dentist faces local battery charges after police say she put her hand over the mouth of a crying patient. Hannah Kim, a dentist at Grande Smile Dental, 978 E. Rollins Road, covered the mouth of a 5-year-old patient because she wouldn't stop crying Thursday afternoon, said RLB Deputy Police Chief Rich Chiarello.

Attorney: Dentist's Aggression Caused Child To Vomit (NBC 5 Chicago)
A Round Lake Beach dentist faces local battery charges after police say she put her hand over the mouth of a crying patient.

New dentist to set up shop in Vulcan (Vulcan Advocate)
A new dentist practice is scheduled to set up shop in Vulcan starting Sept. 5. The Vulcan Dental Clinic, which will be owned by Lethbridge dentist Dr. James Jensen, will initially see patients twice a week.

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.

Area dentist fills cavities in care for uninsured (Tri-Valley Herald)
FREMONT — Lining the walls of the narrow blue waiting room are framed diplomas and certificates recognizing the merits of family dentist Mostafa "Mo" Barakzoy.

Dentist to raise funds for mental illness organization (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
Dr. Frederick Wenck, a local dentist, is participating in a fundraiser to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Wenck will donate $100 for dental work costing $200 or more and the donations will be given to NAMI.

Dentist has deadline to close Capitol deal (The Steubenville Herald-Star)
WHEELING — Carl Nix spent almost three months looking for someone to take the Capitol Music Hall off the real estate market, and he doesn’t want to have to start all over again.

Cape dentist lives out football fantasy for ND (Southeast Missourian)
Robert Haberkorn realizes a lifelong dream tonight. He'll get the opportunity to take the football field as a Notre Dame football player, in full pads and sporting the legendary gold helmet....

Dentist has a reason to smile (Tallahassee Democrat)
MaKeba Earst is all about smiles. It sounds like a simple notion for this dentist who is a native Tallahasseean.

State fines dentist $10,000 (Everett Herald)
The Lynnwood man prescribed "excessive" narcotics to one of his patients, a panel says.