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Tooth Taxi chips away at children's dental problems (KATU Portland)
With Oregon children having among the worst oral health in the nation, a non-profit dentist office on wheels called Tooth Taxi is working to chip away at the problem. Tooth Taxi travels around the state giving free dental care to children who don’t have access to a dentist or health insurance. 

Take a bite out of pain: Discomfort taken away by dentist (The Times-News)
HAILEY - Lisa Granden used to be afraid that when she yawned, her open jaw would stay that way. The joints would lock, and she would have to work her lower jaw back and forth to get it loose enough again to close. And that wasn't all.

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

This Week on the Internet: 1 September, 2009 (3news)
A bulldog addicted to slides, a remake of the Ring featuring a chimpanzee and a dentist making an ornament of 28,000 decaying teeth - it can only be David Farrier's This Week on the Internet!

Home (and away) on the range on ‘Jon & Kate’ (MSNBC)
It's ranch life for Kate and the boys, and she even gets to take aim at a new target ... kind of. Meanwhile, Jon takes the girls to the dentist.

Dentists offer advice for the healthiest smile (Dallas Morning News)
SONYA N. HEBERT/DMN Natalie Velazquez got her teeth checked earlier this summer at a community event in Oak Cliff.The advice to "brush and floss," plus a new toothbrush, is the usual take-away from the dentist's office. But it turns out there's a lot more your dentist would like you to know. We poked and prodded at a couple of dentists, an orthodontist and a hygienist to find out what.

Dentists offer advice for the healthiest smile (Dallas Morning News)
DMN FileThere's more to healthy teeth than brushing and flossing. Find out a few more things your dentist wishes you knew.

Posted: 01-09-2009 , 17:26 GMT (Al Bawaba)
The Lebanese artist Maysam Nahas announced that she is living the time of her life with her fiancé, a dentist. Maysam said that the couple will wait to get married for now because she is busy with her music career.

Eastlake dentist teams with Dress for Success for free cleanings (Cleveland Jewish News)
Dr. Jeffrey Gross, a general dentist with more than 30 years experience, teamed with Dress for Success to offer 10 of its clients free teeth cleanings, check-ups, and custom whitening trays.

This Week on the Internet: 1 September, 2009 (3news)
A bulldog addicted to slides, a remake of the Ring featuring a chimpanzee and a dentist making an ornament of 28,000 decaying teeth - it can only be David Farrier's This Week on the Internet!

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

Former Newark dentist pleads no contest to child-sex charge (Newark Advocate)
NAPLES, Fla. -- A retired Newark dentist accused of grabbing two teen males on a Florida beach and forcing one to perform oral sex pleaded no contest Monday to a felony sex charge.

NHS to go public on dentistry (Forres Gazette)
NHS GRAMPIAN have agreed to hold a public meeting in Forres to discuss the continuing lack of an NHS dentist for the town. The move has been welcomed by members of the Forres Community Council, who raised the issue at their last meeting.

S'pore to hire foreign dentists (Straits Times)
TWO new initiatives are in the works to ease the dentist shortage here by allowing more dentists from the region to work in Singapore.

Chemo Often Leads To Dental Problems (CBS4 Miami)
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, the last thing on many patients' minds is oral health care. But chemotherapy affects fast growing cells, including those in the mouth and oral complications are common. As a dentist, Dr. Marisol Lopez-Belio knows that 40% of all chemotherapy patients will have oral complications.

Sentencing testimony for dentist's no contest sex plea turns salacious (Naples Daily News)
Affairs, a lust for his receptionist, picking up prostitutes and women for trips on Lake Erie on his yacht -- and even hallucinations.

As Palmer turns 80, readers have their say (USA Today)
Members of Arnie's Army recall their great moments with The King, Arnold Palmer, who turns 80 years old on Sept. 10:

New dentist buys old practice (The Pratt Tribune)
Dr. Ron Ingram’s dental office has a new name, as of Sept. 1. Purchased by Dr. Cody Hopkins, who has been working with Ingram since May, the office will be known as Pratt Family Dental, and will serve the dental needs of people of all ages.

Eastlake dentist teams with Dress for Success for free cleanings (Cleveland Jewish News)
Dr. Jeffrey Gross, a general dentist with more than 30 years experience, teamed with Dress for Success to offer 10 of its clients free teeth cleanings, check-ups, and custom whitening trays.

Dentist's bizarre sexual behavior described in court (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
A well-known retired dentist from Ohio, who now lives in Naples, pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious battery on a teenage boy. Now he's fighting for his freedom in a courtroom, claiming it all happened because of his medication.

Dentist's office fire put out quickly (The Lufkin Daily News)
A Lufkin dentist's office on fire was saved by the quick thinking of nearby hospital employees Wednesday afternoon.

Harold L. Ehrlich, veteran Brookline dentist (The Jewish Advocate)
Harold L. Ehrlich, an unassuming man dedicated to serving his patients and educating his students, died on August 24 at the age of 87. A Brookline dentist for 56 years, he was known for his positive attitude and warm smile. He was a gentle man who lived a long and rewarding life during which he improved many lives.

More foreign dentists (Straits Times)
TWO new initiatives are in the works to ease the dentist shortage here by allowing more dentists from the region to work in Singapore. Together with other recent measures, this can help bring down the dentist to population ratio, from about one dentist for every 3,400 people to one for every 2,200 within the next two decades, said the Health Ministry's chief dental officer, Associate Professor ...

Barrington pro Engram wins Northern Ohio PGA title by a shot over Pepper Pike's Moss (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- Barrington Golf Club professional Dave Engram used a dentist caddie Wednesday to extract his victory in the 2009 Northern Ohio PGA Championship at Chagrin Valley Country Club. Engram, 37, and a Hudson resident, shot an even-par...

Check out the music drivers will enter to at Bristol this weekend (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
There are two ways to do driver introductions -- routine and calm, as at the White House Wednesday, or blow the doors off, as Daytona is doing there above. Me, I go with the latter option. A little extra flame to announce your arrival is useful in every situation, from prerace festivities to getting called up for your turn at the dentist. Bristol Motor Speedway has released the list of tunes ...

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

Free dental exams cause for smiles (San Diego Union-Tribune)
By opening her mouth wide and letting a dentist look inside, 5-year-old Donnisha Holloway met a state requirement to attend public school.

Local Dentist Announces Run for Pa. Congressional Seat (KYW News Radio 1060)
A Huntingdon Valley, Pa. dentist will officially announce his candidacy for the 13th congressional district on Thursday night during a town hall meeting on health care -- an issue he says will be critical in the upcoming campaign.

Eastlake dentist teams with Dress for Success for free cleanings (Cleveland Jewish News)
Dr. Jeffrey Gross, a general dentist with more than 30 years experience, teamed with Dress for Success to offer 10 of its clients free teeth cleanings, check-ups, and custom whitening trays.

A date with the dentist (MSU Reporter)
I had the pleasure of getting some cavities done over the summer and I didn't realize dental assistants could be so hot. I spent hours face up with a drill in my mouth trying not to stare into the eyes of a gorgeous stranger. After an hour of spacing off into the ceiling, I finely tried to sneak a quick a peek and look her in the eyes.

NJDA creates state’s first online database of multi-lingual dentists (The Record and Herald News)
The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) recently introduced a new way for the public to search for a dentist - by the languages they speak. The new, online tool can be found at www.njda.org under the "Find-A-Dentist" button.

Dentist gets six months in sex case (The Union Democrat)
A Sonora dentist who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct was sentenced Wednesday to six months in the Tuolumne County Jail and five years probation. The sentence for Scott Carl Henning, 46, was handed down by Tuolumne County Superior Court Judge Eleanor Provost at a brief hearing attended by his family members and others.

Former dentist gets 10 years in teen molestation trial (Naples Daily News)
A Collier Circuit Court judge rejected a 68-year-old Naples man’s defense that his Parkinson’s and dementia medications made him compelled to molest a teenage boy and sentenced him today to 10 years in a state prison.

Dentist apologizes for sex act, sentenced to 10 years (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
A Naples dentist will spend 10 years in jail after pleading no contest to performing a sex act on a 14-year-old boy.

Dentist Gets 6 Mos. For Lewd Acts (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
A Sonora dentist has been sentenced to six months in Tuolumne County jail and five years of probation, KVML reported Thursday.

S.C. dentist featured in consumer magazine (Charleston Daily Mail)
Strides in the dental profession are so swift that a graduating dentist is trained only for the first two years, Dr. Steven Ghareeb said."Dentistry is changing every day - absolutely," Ghareeb said. "After dental school, a graduate is only t...

Former dentist gets 10-year prison term for molestation (Newark Advocate)
NAPLES, Fla. -- A Collier Circuit Court judge rejected a 68-year-old Naples man's defense that his Parkinson's and dementia medications compelled him to molest a teenage boy and sentenced him Thursday to 10 years in a state prison.

Ticked off! @ beach litterbugs, dentist charges (Orlando Sentinel)
•I noticed that my trash pickup is taking place on only one side of the street at a time; the truck does one side, then turns around and comes back to do the other side. Isn't this a waste of time and fuel? My street isn't so wide, and both sides could be done at the same time. Who made this decision?

Tiburon dentist launches house-call service for homebound patients (Marin Independent Journal)
A Tiburon dentist has started the Bay Area's first at-home dental service, aiming to bring dental care to the homebound.

Team dentist for Warriors and Raiders dies at 58 (Oakland Tribune)
Derric DesMarteau specialized in cosmetic procedures, 'smile design.'

Santa Fe staple, pediatric dentist retires 57 years later (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Photo: After 57 years as a children’s dentist, Cook, left, has retired and sold his practice to Tom Ashbook, right.

Warriors team dentist dies (Inside Hoops)
Angela Hill of the Oakland Tribune reports: Dr. Derric DesMarteau, longtime team dentist for the Golden State Warriors, the Oakland Raiders and other sports organizations as well as a highly regarded private dentist with a thriving practice in Piedmont, died Aug. 20 from complications from cancer. He was 58. “He had such a love of [...]

Dentist, Lion 'Fast Eddie' McClean dead at 92 (Whittier Daily News)
WHITTIER - Good-humored Whittier dentist Dr. Edward (Ed) Raymond McClean, who had a talent for bringing smiles to the faces of all he met, died Aug. 28 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. He was 92.

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

James A. Liszewski, Baltimore dentist (Baltimore Sun)
James A. Liszewski, a retired Northeast Baltimore dentist and longtime Lutherville resident, died of a heart attack Aug. 27 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 78.

Amid noisy health care debate, free clinics struggle to keep up (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
FREDERICK, Md. — One recent Monday, the line in the Church of the Brethren parking lot began to form at around 2:30 a.m. when a husband and wife arrived. They came almost 8 hours early in the hope of seeing a dentist — for free.

Portage Mallard player wins baseball scholly (Portage Daily Graphic)
Portage Mallards player Dustin Donald, 18, of Rossendale is off to school next week at the University of Manitoba to become a dentist — with a little help from the Winnipeg Goldeyes.[...]

Green Awards 2009 - winners announced (News.com.au)
A SUBURBAN dentist has taken out two of this year's news.com.au Green Awards for her invention of a biodegradable eco-friendly toothbrush.

Dentists fill a commercial real estate cavity (BizJournals)
Nobody likes to visit a dentist, unless you’re Kevin Bobb.

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.