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Dentistry News 06/2009



Cracks show in Bulgaria's Muslim ethnic model (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Twenty years after Bulgaria's then-Communist regime mounted an official campaign of persecution against its Muslim minority, Mustafa Yumer fears rising xenophobia could bring the nightmare back.

Oral health of health cardholders attending for dental care in the private and public sectors (Australian Policy Online)
Creator:  David S. Brennan Health cardholders such as age pensioners and the unemployed have government entitlement cards and are eligible for public dental care. Health cardholders who visit a public dentist have a similar level of oral health and receive similar dental care as those who visit a private dentist. Subtopics:  Health Subtopics:  Ageing Subtopics:  Community health Subtopics:  ...

Firefighters Kept Busy All Weekend (WISC-TV Madison)
DEERFIELD, Wis. -- Deerfield firefighters fought back flames from a dentist's office on Nelson Road on Sunday afternoon. About 17 firefighting units from all over the area helped battle the blaze, which was still going at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

10-year-old boy wins computer for doing a good deed (The Potpourri)
A 10-year-old Tomball resident was honored by his dentist for doing a good deed. The boy, Miles Scarbrough, won a new laptop computer for his good deed.

Murder-accused dentist to be quizzed over porn (Belfast Telegraph)
Plice investigating murder-accused dentist Colin Howell have found a series of pornographic pictures, it has been reported.

Time to take care of you (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Dentist checkups, annual doctor visits, mammograms and prostate checks are often the last things to make it onto busy schedules.

Local dentist wins $10,000 playing Powerball (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Local dentist Steve Owens normally doesn't play the lottery, but a chance purchase he recently made ended up winning $10,000.

Valley dentists give a mom a brand new smile -- for FREE (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Excitement was all over Susie Jones' face as she walked into her Scottsdale dentist office for her final appointment in what has been a grinding journey.

Pa. trooper faces life for dentist's 2006 slaying (WFMJ Youngstown)
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A state trooper is due in a western Pennsylvania courtroom to formally receive a life sentence for the bloody slashing death of his live-in girlfriend's estranged husband.

Dental patients exposed to HIV risk (Channel 4)
Thousands of patients have been told they could be at risk of infections such as HIV or hepatitis because of a dentist's poor hygiene measures.

Teen at heart attack risk saved by trip to the dentist (Daily Telegraph)
A teenager was saved when a routine trip to the dentist to have teeth removed showed her blood pressure was so high she should have suffered a heart attack.

Thousand told of HIV risk after visiting 'dentist with dirty instruments' (Daily Mail)
Thousand told of HIV risk after visiting 'dentist with dirty instruments'

Foley sentenced to life in prison for killing Blairsville dentist (The Indiana Gazette)
State police Trooper Kevin Foley was sentenced this morning to life in prison without parole in the murder of his girlfriend's estranged husband. Foley, of White Township, was convicted in March of first-degree murder in the death of Blairsville dentist John Yelenic.

Dentist trip saves girl's life as test shows she was moments from heart failure (Daily Mail)
Dentist trip saves girl's life as test shows she was moments from heart failure

Dentist Saves Teen From Heart Attack (Fox News)
Most people dread going to the dentist, but in Anna Campbells case, it saved it her life.

Former State Trooper Sentenced To Life For Murdering Dentist (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
INDIANA COUNTY, Pa. -- A former Pennsylvania state trooper was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the 2006 murder of his girlfriend's estranged husband.

Ex-Trooper Gets Life Sentence In Dentist's Murder (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A former Pennsylvania state trooper convicted of murdering a Blairsville dentist three years ago will spend the rest of his life in prison. An Indiana County Judge formally sentenced Kevin Foley today for the 2006 death of Dr. John Yelenic.

Half of the public are put off going to see the dentist because of the cost (Daily Mail)
Many people say they would prefer to live with the pain, or even pull out their own teeth, rather than pay for an NHS extraction, a survey has found.

Health Alert: Dentist Can Cure Snoring (WTVO - WQRF Rockford)
People spend thousands of dollars on surgeries and treatments to cure sleep disorders and snoring. For less money, the dentist might have a more effective way to get a good night's sleep.

Ex-trooper gets life in Blairsville dentist's slaying (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A former state policeman convicted of the murder of a Blairsville dentist was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Griffin Dentist Hands Bill to Woman He Freed From Pain: $0 (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
A cancer survivor was up against the wall, nowhere to turn, nearly unconcious from lingering, painful side-effects.  Out of nowhere a Griffin dentist made her smile again, in an unexpected and generous way.  

Foley sentenced to life in prison for killing Blairsville dentist (The Indiana Gazette)
State police Trooper Kevin Foley was sentenced this morning to life in prison without parole in the murder of his girlfriend's estranged husband. Foley, of White Township, was convicted in March of first-degree murder in the death of Blairsville dentist John Yelenic.

Dentist put thousands of patients at risk of HIV (Daily Telegraph)
A dentist has put thousands of patients at risk of infections such as HIV or hepatitis because of poor hygiene measures.

Harrisonburg Dentist in General District Court (WHSV Harrisonburg)
Dentist Jennifer Moore was in front of the General District Court for a preliminary hearing in the 61 prescription drug fraud charges.

Local dentist wins $10,000 playing Powerball (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Local dentist Steve Owens normally doesn't play the lottery, but a chance purchase he recently made ended up winning $10,000.

UK dentist among air crash dead (BBC News)
A Berkshire dentist is named by French officials as one of those who died in the Air France 447 plane crash.

Va woman admits embezzling from dentist (NBC 12 Richmond)
SPOTSLYVANIA, Va. (AP) - A former employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from a Spotsylvania County dentist office. Rosalind Deborah Wright entered her plea to six embezzlement counts Tuesday. Five other embezzlement counts were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

Va woman admits embezzling from dentist (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - June 2, 2009 2:25 PM ET SPOTSLYVANIA, Va. (AP) - A former employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 from a Spotsylvania County dentist office.

Napa Dentist to give away free treatment to needy families (KFTY TV50 Santa Rosa)
Dentist giving free Emergency Dental Treatment in Napa.

Dentist's Case Heads To Grand Jury (The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)
HARRISONBURG - A Harrisonburg dentist accused of prescription fraud waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Rockingham County General District Court.

Missing dentist Jose Souza was travelling with girlfriend on Air France plane (Reading Evening Post)
The dentist feared dead after an Air France plane disappeared over the Atlantic was travelling with his girlfriend Isis Pinet.

Local dentist wins $10,000 playing Powerball (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Local dentist Steve Owens normally doesn't play the lottery, but a chance purchase he recently made ended up winning $10,000.

'Parking rage' dentist goes on trial in White Plains (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The trial of the 'parking rage' dentist began today with testimony from a WCBS-TV news reporter.

Dentist Faces Child Porn Charges (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
A dentist from Langhorne, Pa. is facing child pornography possession charges.

'Road Rage' Dentist Has His Day In Court (WCBS-TV New York)
It was a CBS 2 HD exclusive in 2007 and quickly became a viral video. Our cameras captured the altercation between a White Plains dentist and two people in a parking dispute. On Wednesday that dentist was in court facing assault and other charges. And the trial for Dr. William Moody got underway with testimony from one of our own.

Dentist arrested on child porn charges (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A dentist has been arrested for possession of child pornography.

Philadelphia Dentist Arrested For Child Porn (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
A Philadelphia dentist has been arrested in an alleged child pornography bust.

Dentist grinning after 6 decades (Deseret News)
Roger Felt always dreamed of becoming a dentist, but the U.S. government had something else in mind.

Bucks dentist held in child porn case (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Bucks County dentist is being held in lieu of $750,000 bail after being arrested yesterday on child pornography charges.

Testimony: Dentist spit in driver's face in White Plains (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The brother of a Buchanan woman shoved to the ground by a local dentist in a traffic dispute testified yesterday that the dentist called him a racial slur and spit in his face.

Dentist charged with child porn (Bucks County Courier Times)
A dentist from Middletown is charged with possessing more than 60 videos of child pornography on his computer.

St. Louis Dentist Invents "Dental Button" (KARK Little Rock)
A St. Louis dentist has come up with a way that will hopefully help patients get over the fear of the dentist drill. Dr. Michael Edwards says patients often jerk from side-to-side to avoid pain, which can be dangerous since a drill spins at hundreds of thousands of RPMs.

Suburban Philly dentist charged with child porn (WFMJ Youngstown)
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) - A dentist from the Philadelphia suburbs is behind bars after being arrested on child pornography charges. Fifty-1-year-old Michael Kushner, of Langhorne, Bucks County, is accused of viewing and downloading photos of young girls engaging in sex acts.

Suburban Philly dentist charged with child porn (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A dentist from the Philadelphia suburbs is behind bars after being arrested on child pornography charges.

St. Louis Dentist Invents "Dental Button" (KOLR - KSFX Ozarks)
(St. Louis) -- A St. Louis dentist has come up with a way that will hopefully help patients get over the fear of the dentist drill. Dr. Michael Edwards says patients often jerk from side-to-side to avoid pain, which can be dangerous since a drill spins at hundreds of thousands of RPM's.

Sonora dentist reaches out to community (The Union Democrat)
Ten years ago, Ron Neufeld, of Columbia, was awakened by an epiphany in the middle of the night. “I woke up and told my wife at 3:30 a.m. I wanted to have a camp for kids,” the 66-year-old Sonora dentist told his wife, Nadine. Appreciating all of the good fortune they had in life and wanting to give back, the Neufelds decided to start a Christ-centered, nonprofit, charitable organization — ...

Elmhurst Dentist Makes Art Out Of Smiles (Queens Chronicle)
Dr. Dolores Tiangco doesn’t think of her work as a job, and she doesn’t want you to either. She’s a dentist, a profession that strikes fear in the hearts and mouths of many. But things are different in her office at 87-08 Justice Ave., Suite 20, in Elmhurst.

Woman Testifies Against 'Parking Rage' Dentist (WCBS-TV New York)
In an emotional testimony in a Westchester courtroom, a woman who says she was attacked by a dentist in a parking rage incident took the witness stand Thursday. It was an emotionally draining day for Infante, who Thursday morning took the witness stand to relive the day that Dr. William Moody was seen pushing her down to the ground outside her job in White Plains.

Local Dentist Gives Patients Control of the Drill (FOX 2 News St. Louis)
New Invention Can Help Take Away the Pain The drill ! Ask almost anyone, they'll tell you it's the worst part of going to the dentist.

Elmhurst Dentist Makes Art Out Of Smiles (Queens Chronicle)
Dr. Dolores Tiangco doesn’t think of her work as a job, and she doesn’t want you to either. She’s a dentist, a profession that strikes fear in the hearts and mouths of many. But things are different in her office at 87-08 Justice Ave., Suite 20, in Elmhurst.