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Bakersfield dentist elected president of state group (The Bakersfield Californian)
Dr. Thomas Stewart, a Bakersfield dentist, has been elected president of the California Dental Association. The process of becoming president takes about five years, Stewart said. A person works his or her way up from different offices within the association.

Chatham dentist office still collecting Beanie Babies and letters (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - After collecting almost 3,000 pounds of candy and sending it to the troops overseas, local dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley said she is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Texas Dentist Kidnapped at Gunpoint; Negotiations Underway (Officer.com)
Columbus Police reported Sunday afternoon Dr. Roberto Fierro, a Palomas, Mexico, dentist, was still in the hands of men who kidnapped from his clinic at gunpoint last Wednesday afternoon.

Palomas dentist still missing (The Deming Headlight)
At mid-afternoon Monday, Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega said it was his understanding Dr. Robert Fierro, a Palomas, Mexico, dentist was still in the hands of kidnappers.

New Jersey dentist clinic uses some robotics - Tue, 01 Dec 2009 PST (The Spokesman-Review)
HACKENSACK, N.J. – Robots may practice dentistry one day, but there will always be humans telling you to open wide, said a teacher on the cutting edge of tooth care. Dr. Nicolas Elian, an oral surgeon, said that while robots might even perform his specialty, dental implants, they won’t be able to replace a dentist’s years of education and hands-on experience.

Chatham dentist office still collecting Beanie Babies and letters (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - After collecting almost 3,000 pounds of candy and sending it to the troops overseas, local dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley said she is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

FloriDUH: Dentist is under cyberterrorism sex phone attack (Sun-Sentinel)
Dr. Robert Thousand's is a St. Augustine dentist with an endodontics (root canal) practice. He has been in the same office for ten years.

Jury awards family $3.1 million after dentist dies in Orillia bar fight (Barrie Examiner)
TORONTO - An Ontario jury has awarded $3.1-million to the family of a dentist who suffered fatal head injuries out a strip club in July, 2004. David Dumencu died after being knocked to the ground during a melee outside the club in Orillia.[...]

Woman 'feigned sedation' to catch out dentist (The Press)
A woman feigned being sedated to catch out a dentist accused of making three female patients touch him sexually while under his care, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

Dentist charged with fraud (The Brewton Standard)
A dentist with a practice in Evergreen has been charged with Medicaid fraud and first-degree theft of property, Alabama Attorney General Troy King said.

Dentist plagued with phone sex calls (UPI)
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida dentist said his office is bombarded with 400 to 500 phone calls a day from an unknown source playing a recording of a 1-900 phone sex line.

2nd Dentist Office Gets Sex Calls (WJXT Jacksonville)
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- For two weeks at Dr. Bradley Cherry's dentist office, it has not been business as usual. Every 45 seconds, the receptionist takes a call with an explicit recording from a sex hot line.

Kick in the Teeth: Dentist Overwhelmed by Sex Calls (NBC Philadelphia)
Florida dentist fields 500 calls per day from raunchy 1-900 number.

Manchester dentist charged with practicing without license (Asbury Park Press)
MANCHESTER — A dentist who authorities say was practicing without a valid license was arrested Tuesday.

Dentist charged with fraud (The Brewton Standard)
A dentist with a practice in Evergreen has been charged with Medicaid fraud and first-degree theft of property, Alabama Attorney General Troy King said.

Chatham dentist office still collecting Beanie Babies and letters (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - After collecting almost 3,000 pounds of candy and sending it to the troops overseas, local dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley said she is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Dentist plagued by 500 sex calls a day (The Scotsman)
A dentist in Florida is being plagued by hundreds of phone calls a day which play the recording of a sex chat line.

Dentist Plagued With Phone Sex Calls (OfficialWire)
A Florida dentist said his office is bombarded with 400 to 500 phone calls a day from an unknown source playing a recording of a 1-900 phone sex line.

Dentist's sedative 'unlikely to cause hallucinations' (Stuff)
Three women who allege a dentist touched them sexually while they were under his care were unlikely to have been hallucinating on a sedative, dental experts have told a disciplinary hearing.

Phil Spector Gets Out of Jail to Visit Private Dentist (KTLA-TV Los Angeles)
TOLUCA LAKE -- Convicted killer Phil Spector was released from Corcoran State Prison to visit his private dentist in Southern California.

Ex-trooper plans to appeal life sentence for slaying of Blairsville dentist (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A former Pennsylvania state trooper serving a life sentence for slaying a Blairsville dentist has hired a Pittsburgh attorney to handle his appeal.

Bristol dentist has just weeks to drill new choir for concert (This is Bristol)
Inviting anyone who can carry a tune, and even those who can't, to join a new choir to perform in concert in a matter of weeks sounds like a tall order. But for Emersons Green dentist Paul Brind, it was a challenge he was only too happy to sink his teeth into.

Chatham dentist office still collecting Beanie Babies and letters (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - After collecting almost 3,000 pounds of candy and sending it to the troops overseas, local dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley said she is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Dentist's Office Plagued By Hundreds Of Dirty Online Sex Calls (VIDEO) (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? A dentist's office in St. Augustine, Florida has a bizarre problem that's putting a serious crimp in their business. His office is plagued by hundreds and hundreds of online sex calls a day.

Trial set for dentist accused of dumping medical waste (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Superior Court Judge today set the trial date for a Main Line dentist accused of dumping medical waste from his practice into Townsend's Inlet that wound up fouling Avalon beaches in August 2008.

Dentist tells of horror at allegations (Stuff)
A Christchurch dentist accused of sexually touching three of his patients while they were sedated has told a disciplinary hearing of his horror at the allegations.

Judge to set trial date for Pennsylvania dentist ocean dumping case (Press of Atlantic City)
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE-- Pennsylvania dentist Thomas McFarland Jr., accused of dumping needles and medical materials in the ocean off Avalon in August 2008, is expected to have a trial date set today.

Trial date set for Pa. dentist accused of dumping medical waste (Press of Atlantic City)
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - The case of a Pennsylvania dentist charged with dumping medical waste that coated Avalon's beaches in the summer of 2008 will be heard by a jury next April.

Judge to set trial date for Pennsylvania dentist ocean dumping case (Press of Atlantic City)
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE-- Pennsylvania dentist Thomas McFarland Jr., accused of dumping needles and medical materials in the ocean off Avalon in August 2008, is expected to have a trial date set today.

Truck Smashes into Dentist's Office (WNEP 16 Pennsylvania)
A gaping hole was left in a dentist's office Thursday in Columbia County.

Crews battle blaze at dentist's office (WIVB Buffalo)
Firefighters in the southtowns worked late into the night, to put out a blaze at a dentist's office.

Dentist denies gum disease claims during formal misconduct hearing (Yorkshire Post)
A PATIENT who visited a dentist accused of a string of blunders involving eight clients told a disciplinary inquiry yesterday that he thought he was being treated by a trainee

Dentist will not face criminal charges (This is Hampshire)
A DENTIST investigated over allegations she misused a computer to obtain the medical records of thousands of patients will not face criminal prosecution.

Chatham dentist office still collecting Beanie Babies and letters (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - After collecting almost 3,000 pounds of candy and sending it to the troops overseas, local dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley said she is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Dentist's wife dismisses sex charges (The Press)
The wife of a dentist accused of sexually touching three female patients while they were sedated has defended her husband at a disciplinary hearing.

Court of Appeal Revives Fraud Claim Against Anaheim Dentist (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
A jury should have been allowed to decide whether an Anaheim dentist committed fraud by holding herself out as a “USC Clinical Associate Professor” five years after she left an unpaid, part-time teaching position with the school, the Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled.

Family of local dentist awarded more than $3 million in civil suit (Milton Canadian Champion)
The family of a much-loved local dentist who died from head injuries five years ago outside an Orillia-area bar has been awarded more than $3 million in a civil suit.

Chatham dentist collecting toys,letters to send to troops overseas (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - Chatham dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley has collected more than 1,000 Beanie Babies to send to troops overseas, “but we need more” and her collection of the stuffed animals continues, she said.

Dentist accused of leaving baby in car while drinking in strip club (Sun-Sentinel)
He faces charges for neglecting 8-month-old daughter The website for cosmetic dentist Dr. Omar Abdo offers "a new beautiful smile."

Local dentist honored (St. Joseph News-Press)
A St. Joseph retired dentist was honored recently for his role in establishing a local dental hygiene school.

Police: Man strikes woman over argument about dentist (Northwest Florida Daily News)
FORT WALTON BEACH – A 23-year-old Fort Walton Beach man accused of hitting his girlfriend after fighting over money for the dentist was arrested Monday on charges of battery. A man and woman were arguing about money required for a dentist for their...

Chatham dentist collecting toys,letters to send to troops overseas (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - Chatham dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley has collected more than 1,000 Beanie Babies to send to troops overseas, “but we need more” and her collection of the stuffed animals continues, she said.

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Cosmetic Dentist In San Antonio Is Now Accepting Appointments Online Via Their Newly Launched Website (dBusinessNews.com)
Silver Oaks dentist in San Antonio now allows patients to make appointments online via their new website, designed and developed by dentist website experts, Officite.

Austin Dentist Is Once Again Awarded 'Super Dentist' Award Making it the 4th in a Row (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Austin Dentist, Dr. Michael McCarty of Austin Smiles was once again nominated for the "Super Dentist" award making it the fourth award of this kind in a row. Dr. McCarty has been recognized by independent research and by his peers as one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Texas.

Denver dentist pleads guilty to prescription drug fraud (Denver Post)
Denver dentist David Hoag pleaded guilty Monday to a single felony charge that he conspired to obtain powerful painkillers for himself and four of his friends by writing fraudulent prescriptions.

Fayetteville Dentist Sues Lender (Arkansas News Bureau)
Fayetteville dentist J.B. Hays sued the Bank of Fayetteville on Monday, adding to the ever-widening rift between local banks and borrowers regarding declining real estate values.

Lithia dentist challenges Rep. Burgin in GOP primary (The Tampa Tribune)
Lithia dentist Marc Johnson, a newcomer to politics, is challenging state Rep. Rachel Burgin in the Republican primary for her east Hillsborough County state House seat, saying voters in the district never had a legitimate say on their representative.

Chatham dentist collecting toys,letters to send to troops overseas (Chatham Courier)
CHATHAM - Chatham dentist Dr. Allyson Hurley has collected more than 1,000 Beanie Babies to send to troops overseas, “but we need more” and her collection of the stuffed animals continues, she said.

OSBI TO HONOR LOCAL DENTIST (El Reno Tribune)
OSBI TO HONOR LOCAL DENTIST Wednesday, December 09, 2009 When El Reno dentist Dr. Bryan Shafer was sitting in his dental school classes, it never crossed his...