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Dentistry News 08/2009

Australians avoid the dentist - survey (Herald Sun)
FEAR of the dentist, a visit's impact on the hip pocket or lack of time sees many Australians put off an annual dental check.

More natural redheads avoid dentist (UPI)
CLEVELAND, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Natural redheads tend to fear the dentist more than most because of a genetic variant that makes them sensitive to pain, a Cleveland Clinic researcher said.

Making dentistry kid friendly (The Dalton Daily Citizen)
Visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience. If the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair sends chills down your spine, imagine how much worse it can be for a child.

Australians avoid the dentists - survey (Sky News Australia)
Fear of the dentist, a visit's impact on the hip pocket or lack of time sees many Australians put off an annual dental check.

Blair White: Pure Green (Lansing State Journal)
To many, the music is nerve-racking, the lights unforgiving, the chair imposing. The dentist's office is a terrifying place.

Survey: Australians don't like visiting the dentist (The Examiner)
SYDNEY - Fear of the dentist, a visit's impact on the hip pocket or lack of time sees many Australians put off an annual dental check. A MBF Healthwatch survey shows more than half (57 per cent) of respondents had not visited the dentist for a preventative check-up in the past year.

Unlicensed Activity Hurts Businesses (Orange Cove and Mountain Times)
The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) works to ensure that individuals who are supposed to be licensed – whether as a contractor, or a dentist, or an accountant – are, in fact licensed.

Thanko USB dental device will help prove you still need a dentist (Engadget)
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Innerviews: Dentist grins at life (The Charleston Gazette)
Everyone calls her "Dr. Azita," affectionate shorthand for Azita Misaghi, an Iranian dentist reared until age 15 in Pakistan. Indoctrinated from childhood to pursue medicine as the only acceptable career, she bucked the brainwashing a...

Chesterfield Business Licenses for Aug. 3 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The following are recently issued business licenses in Chesterfield County. Dr. Jeryl A. Abbott DDS, PC (professional service-dentist); licensee same, 151 Le Gordon Drive, Midlothian 23114. Guadalupe’s Cleaning Co. (personal service); licensee Maria G. Aguilar, 3913 Ivyridge Drive, Chester 23831. Adetokunbo Allen-Akinpelu (retail merchant); licensee same, 3998 Grey Hound Court, Midlothian 23112.

Property owners brace for tax jump (The Post and Courier)
MONCKS CORNER — Many Berkeley County residents are bracing for a tax increase at a time when they're struggling in a stagnant economy. Residents recently got reassessment notices. Hanahan dentist J. Brad Palles says his taxes will go up, and it couldn't come at a worse time.

Dynastic Glaswegian keen to prove he is his own man (u.tv)
He may have an unassuming day job, working as an NHS dentist in central Glasgow. But when Anas Sarwar begins campaigning to win the seat for Labour at the next general election, he will be carrying one of the best-known names in Scottish politics.

Dentist turns white teeth into $25 million for kids (Ramona Sentinel)
Published 08/03/2009 - 9:49 a.m. When Ramona resident and dentist Dr. Jeffrey C. Gray started his “Smiles for Life” charitable foundation in 1998, he never dreamed that 10 years later $25 million in donations would have been handed out to causes around the world.

Babe Ruth baseball: Appleton team commands attention in Mattoon, Ill. (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
Appleton dentist David Emanuel had plenty of holes to fill when he assembled his Babe Ruth tournament baseball team for 15-year-olds last June.

LSUHSC's Leigh 1 of only 10 RWJF health policy fellows (EurekAlert!)
( Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center ) Janet Leigh, BDS, DMD, Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, is one of ten Health Policy Fellows selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for 2009-2010. She is the first dentist to be selected since 1999. The award comes with a grant in the amount of ...

Joplin dentist accused of Medicaid fraud (The Springfield News-Leader)
Attorney General Chris Koster today filed a civil lawsuit against a Joplin dentist, alleging he made false and fraudulent claims to Missouri's Medicaid program.

911 Tapes Played During First Day Of Dentist Trial (WFMY News 2 Greensboro)
Three witnesses took the stand in the murder trial of Dr. Kirk Turner.

Ask the doctor: Going to the dentist can be bad for your heart (Daily Mail)
Dr Martin Scurr, one of the country's leading GPs, tackles a deadly heart infection and constant numbness.

Ozarks Dentist Accused of Medicaid Fraud (KSPR Springfield)
Missouri's Attorney General is filing a civil lawsuit against a Joplin dentist for Medicaid fraud.

Attorney General’s Medicaid lawsuit focuses on Joplin dentist (The Joplin Globe)
The Missouri attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a Joplin dentist seeking restitution for alleged fraudulent claims submitted to the state’s Medicaid program.

Dentist called to talks on his future (Rochdale Observer)
A DISGRACED dentist has been called to a meeting with hospital bosses to discuss his future.

Average dentist pay tops £89,000 (Channel 4)
Dentists earn an average of £89,062 in England and Wales, figures showed. The data, for dentists in 2007/08, was released by the NHS Information Centre.

Charity clinics can be reform model (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
At charity clinics throughout Georgia, patients with no health insurance or who don't qualify for government programs jam telephone lines to obtain an appointment. If the clinic doesn't take appointments, patients line up at the doors and wait for hours for a chance to see a doctor, nurse or dentist.

Lack Of Quorum Scuttles Meeting (New London Day)
Mystic - The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission postponed a public hearing Tuesday night on a controversial proposal by a Mystic dentist and her husband to revise the town's zoning regulations because it did not have a quorum. The hearing has been rescheduled for Sept. 15. Sally and Donald Vail have filed an application for a zoning-regulation amendment that would allow professional ...

Woman Complains Of PZC Candidate's Non-compliance With Zoning Regulations (New London Day)
Mystic - A neighbor who opposes a controversial application by Mystic dentist Sally Vail and her husband, Donald, to amend the town's zoning regulations e-mailed First Selectman Ed Haberek this week, urging him to take into account the couple's repeated failure to comply with zoning regulations when considering whether to appoint Donald Vail to the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission. ...

Choc a block with toothy goodness (Herald Sun)
CHOCOHOLICS' prayers have been answered - a retired Melbourne dentist has created a sugarless chocolate that tastes good and helps prevent tooth decay.

Welsh Dentist Salaries Beat English By £5k (SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Dentists in Wales earn on average £5,000 more than those in England, and their yearly salary is at least four times that of the average person in Wales.

Dentist sues his lawyers after losing case against Minter Ellison (New Zealand's National Business Review)
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Dentist Trial Was All About The Crime Scene Wednesday (WFMY News 2 Greensboro)
Turner's daughter Wendy struggled with emotions as she watched and listened to the evidence. She looked away when pictures of her mother's body was shown.

Notes from Pasedna: A sci-fi doc, a stop-motion dentist and Conan's KC connection (The Kansas City Star)
As you read this, I will be working my way back from the West Coast, where I have spent the last two weeks hunting and gathering information about the upcoming television season. I haven’t quite emptied out my notebook, so here are a few more items of note.

A jaw-dropping experience in Mumbai (rediff.com)
A brief visit to a dentist in Mumbai left Sheela Bhatt gritting her teeth.

NKy Dentist Arrested On Drug & DUI Charges (The Kentucky Post)
Dentist with 20 years experience arrested Wednesday in Lewis County, Kentucky.

No. Ky. dentist charged with DUI, drugs (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Northern Kentucky dentist was arrested and charged with drunk driving and drug possession Wednesday.

N.Ky Dentist Arrested On Drug & DUI Charges (WCPO Cincinnati)
A sheriff's deputy reportedly found hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, as well as meth, in his car.

N.Ky Dentist Arrested On Drug & DUI Charges (The Kentucky Post)
Leaders from the health care community, state government, and education will join together for flu summit in September.

Dentist in talks over future (South Manchester Reporter)
A DISGRACED dentist has been called to a meeting with hospital bosses to discuss his future.

Dentist Arrested on Drug Charges (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says George K. Miller, 58, of Olive Hill, was arrested during a traffic stop on KY 59 Wednesday afternoon.

Owl City - Ocean Eyes (Rolling Stone)
Artist: Owl City Review: "The stars lean down to kiss you/And I lie awake and miss you," murmurs Minnesota MySpace sensation Adam Young on "Vanilla Twilight," a typically dreamy track from his major-label debut. Throughout Ocean Eyes, Young sets his breathy croon over gentle laptop beats and goes on about romance, the joy of spying fireflies and how he gets nervous going to the dentist. Often, ...

Dentist accused of distributing drugs (WLUC Marquette)
An indictment filed by the U.S. District Attorney's Office levels some heavy charges against a Kingsford dentist.

N.Ky Dentist Arrested On Drug & DUI Charges (The Kentucky Post)
A Northern Kentucky dentist is behind bars on DUI and drug charges. Police arrested Doctor George Miller Wednesday afternoon on Kentucky 59 in Lewis County. After a sheriff's deputy pulled him over, he allegedly found hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, as well as meth in Miller's car.

Trial resumes in case of dentist accused of killing wife (News 14 Carolina)
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Shots Fired At Irwin Dentist (KDKA Pittsburgh)
State police are investigating the attempted homicide of an Irwin dentist. Dr. John Tiano was walking out of The Dentistry on Route 30 Wednesday night when two shots were fired at him.

Police Investigate Attempted Murder Of Greensburg Dentist (WPXI Pittsburgh)
Police say someone tried to kill a Greensburg dentist Wednesday evening outside of 'The Dentistry' on Route 30 near Wendell Hermine Road.

FOX19.com and FOX19 News, weather, traffic, and sports for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky | Northern Ky dentist ... (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
LEWIS COUNTY, KY (FOX19)-- A local dentist and his passenger were arrested after drugs were found during a traffic stop. On Wednesday around 4:30pm, the Lewis County Sheriff's Department received a call about a reckless driver around the Laurel community.

Dentist's Attorneys Make Case For Self-Defense At His Murder Trial (WFMY News 2 Greensboro)
The trial is expected to last past the middle of August.

Greensburg Dentist Shot At While Leaving Office (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
Police are looking for two people who sped away from a shooting outside a dentist's office in Greensburg, Westmoreland County.

Dr Timothy Huckabee Voted Top Dentist Again (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Ft Worth Texas Magazine releases the "Top Dentists" picks for Tarrant County in the August 2009 edition. For the second year in a row Dr Timothy Huckabee was listed a Top Cosmetic Dentist.

Former area dentist faces drug and DUI counts (Zanesville Times Recorder)
FLORENCE, Ky. -- A Florence, Ky., dentist was arrested and charged with drunken driving and drug possession in Lewis County on Wednesday after sheriff's deputies say they found prescription drugs and methamphetamine.

Defense: Dentist's Wife was 'Emotionally Unstable' (FOX 8 WGHP)
Lawyers for Dr. Kirk Turner tried to paint his wife, Jennifer Turner, as emotionally unstable during testimony Thursday. The Clemmons dentist is on trial for murder. He claims he killed her in self-defense at their Davie County home in September 2007. Chad Tucker was in the Mocksville courtroom for the fifth day of testimony.

Dentist faces drug charges (The Iron Mountain Daily News)
KINGSFORD - The U.S. District Attorney's Office in Marquette has filed drug charges against a Kingsford dentist. Robert J. D'Amour, who has an office at 1075 Woodward Ave., faces 50 counts of distribution of controlled substances - oxycodone, hydrocodone and diazepam, officials at the U.S. District Attorney's Office said today. The charges stem from a time period between 2005 and 2007.