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Fairborn Dentist Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
A Fairborn dentist pleaded guilty to cocaine possession during a hearing in Greene County on Friday.

Fairborn dentist pleads guilty to drug charge (Dayton Daily News)
A Fairborn dentist pleaded guilty Friday to possession of cocaine during a hearing in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

7m deprived of access to an NHS dentist (Daily Telegraph)
As many as seven million people in Britain have no access to an NHS dentist, a damning new report is expected to reveal next week.

Dentist operating illegally wanted to fill a need to work (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
A 78-year-old dentist will serve two years on probation for treating patients without a license.

Sikeston police arrest area dentist and vet (Southeast Missourian)
SIKESTON, Mo -- Sikeston police arrested a local dentist and a veterinarian in connection with drug charges Friday after both doctors turned themselves in. Ted Lewis, 51, and Stephen Curry, 30, both...

Dentist designs chewable jewelry for moms of tots (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. -- Dentist Helen Bloom Smith was at her own baby shower when her twin nephews started using her glass beaded bracelet and necklace as teething toys.

Dentist says she lost county job to clout (Chicago Sun-Times)
A dentist who spent nearly 20 years working in the Cook County health system says she was laid off so a less-experienced, politically connected dentist could remain on the county payroll.

Latest visit to dentist is downright flabbergasting (The Jackson Sun)
They held my hand at the dentist's office last week, and I wasn't even in pain.

Longtime dentist valued volunteerism (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- Dr. Kenneth Cooper's love of dentistry and helping others led him to the Senior Friendship Centers in retirement so he could help low-income residents be fitted with dentures.

Fugitive Dentist Sentenced in Rape Case (Washington Post)
Minutes before he was sentenced yesterday for raping a 15-year-old patient he had drugged with laughing gas, former Bethesda dentist David E. Fuster, who lived as a fugitive in Mexico for four years, told a packed courtroom that he was guilty not of rape but of bad judgment.

Fugitive Dentist Sentenced in Rape Case (Washington Post)
Minutes before he was sentenced yesterday for raping a 15-year-old patient he had drugged with laughing gas, former Bethesda dentist David E. Fuster, who lived as a fugitive in Mexico for four years, told a packed courtroom that he was guilty not of rape but of bad judgment.

A Life Story: Lakewood dentist Chuck Hippler had a captive audience (The Plain Dealer)
Avon Lake -- Chuck Hippler's patients rarely interrupted his stories about bagging wild game or traveling to exotic lands with his family. The Lakewood dentist, who died of complications of cancer Dec. 7 at age 72, always had a captive audience in his chair.

Business awards (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Dr. Cheryl A. Pearson, a Lexington dentist, has been recognized as an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She is one of 417 dentists who hold this membership. Pearson maintains a dental practice at 3285 Blazer Parkway, No. 200. For the second consecutive year, Sea Ray of Lexington, located in Nicholasville, has been named a Top 100 Dealer by Boating Industry magazine. ...

Travis Dental Nightmare (ContactMusic)
TRAVIS singer FRAN HEALY refused to visit the dentist for 18 years - because a simple childhood check-up left him with a permanent scar. The 34-year-

Sikeston Dentist, Vet Face Drug Charges (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
A dentist and a veterinarian in the southeast Missouri town of Sikeston are accused of distributing illegal drugs.

Dentist, Veterinarian Face Drug Charges (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
A dentist and a veterinarian in Sikeston are accused of distributing illegal drugs.

For Too Many Md. Children, Too Few Trips to the Dentist (Washington Post)
On a recent day at the busy Walnut Street Dental Clinic in Hagerstown, Md., Ilaya Rajagopal treated an 18-month-old who had six cavities and lectured the child's mother, in his gentle way, about the damage caused by putting a baby to bed with a bottle.

New: Retired dentist found dead after crash (The Beacon News)
A retired Naperville dentist was killed today in a single-vehicle crash on Bailey Road near Washington Street.

Man accused of killing dentist to return to queens (The TimesLedger Newspapers)
The man accused of killing a Forest Hills dentist right in front of his 4-year-old daughter will be extradited from a Georgia jail this week, the DeKalb County district attorney's office said.

Retired dentist found dead after car crash (The Plainfield Sun)
A retired Naperville dentist was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Bailey Road near Washington Street in Naperville. The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. when a car westbound on Bailey left the roadway and collided with a utility pole, police said in a release. The driver was identified as Ben C. Turski, 88, of the 1100 block of East Bailey Road.

Vet, Dentist Face Drug Charges (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
Two drug investigations in Sikeston end with two medical professionals in trouble.  One a veterinarian, the other a dentist.

Dentist gets probation (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
MALONE -- A North Bangor dentist who admitted he entered a home in which he didn't belong and held a weapon was sentenced Monday to probation and community service.

Probation given in accident that killed dentist (The Grand Rapids Press)
GRAND RAPIDS -- For Cindy Baldridge, forgiving the man whose driving killed her husband was as much for her and the couple's children as it was for the perpetrator.

Millions cannot find NHS dentist (Channel 4)
Millions of adults have not seen an NHS dentist for almost two years because they cannot find a practice that will accept them, according to research.

Dentist pleads guilty to running body-parts ring (MSNBC)
A former dentist has agreed to plead guilty to charges he ran a body-parts ring that desecrated corpses and sold body parts for transplants.

'I've no idea when I'll get a dentist' (BBC News)
Patients are struggling to get access to an NHS dentist. One patient speaks about his fight for treatment.

Brooklyn: Guilty Plea in Body Parts Case (New York Times)
A former dentist will plead guilty next Tuesday to charges that he orchestrated a plot to plunder corpses and sell the body parts for transplants, his lawyer, Mario Gallucci, said on Tuesday. The case broke two years ago with accusations that the dentist, Dr. Michael Mastromarino, 44, of Brooklyn, was making millions by carving up corpses at a Brooklyn funeral home and selling the parts. Among ...

Dentist shortage hits 'millions' (BBC News)
One in six people are failing to get access to an NHS dentist, a poll suggests.

Brentwood Dentist, Wife Found Dead, Hooked To IVs At Home (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
The medical examiner will be performing autopsies to try to determine how a Brentwood dentist and his wife died.

Seven million patients can't find a dentist on the NHS for two years (Evening Standard)
More than seven million patients have been unable to see an NHS dentist for almost two years. Most of those denied access have paid for private care instead, says Citizens Advice.

Seven million patients can't find a dentist on the NHS for two years (Evening Standard)
More than seven million patients have been unable to see an NHS dentist for almost two years. Most of those denied access have paid for private care instead, says Citizens Advice.

Florence dentist arrested in tax evasion case (Florence Morning News)
A Florence dentist was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an income tax evasion case, according to a S.C. Department of Revenue press release.

Florence dentist arrested in tax evasion case (Florence Morning News)
A Florence dentist was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an income tax evasion case, according to a S.C. Department of Revenue press release. Charles Robert Conner Jr., 59, of 800 St. James Lane, is charged with three counts of attempt to defeat or evade tax, Florence County Detention Center booking reports show. He was released nine minutes after he was booked, but bond information ...

Surveillance Video Shows Dentist Office Vandal (WWMT 3 Kalamazoo)
KALAMAZOO (Newsnchannel 3) - Police in Kalamazoo are hoping that some surveillance video will help them find whoever's been smashing windows at a local dentist's office.

4 Women Claim Dentist Assaulted Them (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A local dentist was accused of assaulting his patients after using anesthesia to numb the women, police said.

4 Women Claim Dentist Assaulted Them (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A local dentist is accused of assaulting his patients after using anesthesia to numb the women, police say.

Dentist faces two tax charges (Island Packet)
Beaufort dentist Dr. Kyle Farnsworth, 34, has been charged with two counts of failing to file state income tax returns in 2004 and 2005, according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

Dentist-slay susp arraigned today (New York Daily News)
After months of fighting extradition, the suspect in the playground murder of a Queens dentist will be arraigned in Queens Supreme Court Thursday.

Dentist admits selling Alistair Cooke's remains (Daily Telegraph)
A former dentist has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder hundreds of corpses and sell body parts for transplants, his lawyer has said.

Suspect In Queens Dentist's Murder To Face Judge (WCBS-TV New York)
It was a heartless crime that shocked a quiet Queens neighborhood - a dentist gunned down in front of his young daughter. Now the man accused of murdering the beloved father will go before a judge.

Plymouth's only dentist loses his license due to drug abuse (CentralOhio.com)
PLYMOUTH -- The village's only dentist's office is apparently closed. Dr. Jeffery B. Stoller's license to practice was indefinitely suspended, effective Jan. 9, according to the Ohio State Dental Board. He operated his practice at 4 E. Main St. on the village square.

Pittsburgh Dentist Accused Of Assaulting Sedated Patients (WPXI Pittsburgh)
An area dentist is accused of assaulting patients turns himself into police. See what his attorney has to say about the charges. ADVANCE VIDEOS: Boyda Surrenders To Police | Attorney Talks About Charges - What Is Advance Video? IMAGES: Photos Of Dentist's Office, Suspect

Threats made during murder trial of dentist (Newsday)
A suspect in the killing of a Queens dentist, extradited from Georgia to face a second-degree murder charge, faced a packed courtroom and the anger of the dentist's family as he appeared in court Thursday morning.

Accused hitman of Queens dentist pleads not guilty (New York Daily News)
Bedlam erupted in a Queens courtroom Thursday when furious relatives of a Queens dentist screamed "Hang him!" and "Beat him to death!" when the accused hitman was led in.

Man accused of killing dentist to return to queens (The TimesLedger Newspapers)
The man accused of killing a Forest Hills dentist right in front of his 4-year-old daughter will be extradited from a Georgia jail this week, the DeKalb County district attorney's office said.

Suspected KIller of Queens Dentist in Court (FOX 5 New York)
The man accused of gunning down a Queens dentist in front of his daughter faced a judge on Thursday. And as Fox 5's Mike Sheehan tells us in his video report, there might be more people involved.

Suspect in dentist murder arraigned (WABC-TV New York)
There are new developments in the murder of a dentist gunned down in front of his young daughter.

DENTIST-SLAY SUSPECT, WIDOW IN GABFEST (New York Post)
The Russian immigrant accused of gunning down a Forest Hills orthodontist traded 65 phone calls with the victim's estranged wife, prosecutors said yesterday. The brother of slain dentist Daniel Malakov and others shouted in Russian at suspect...

Dentist Fights Government Take-over of Land (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
A dentist in Arnold, Missouri is fighting city hall, and he's doing it before the state's Supreme Court. Arnold city leaders are trying to use eminent domain to take his land for a retail development. But the dentist refuses to sell.

William 'Doc' Hunter, 70; gifted jazz pianist was dentist by trade (San Diego Union-Tribune)
When he wasn't touring the United States and Europe as an accomplished jazz pianist, William “Doc” Hunter was giving people another reason to smile.