Dentistry News




The pitfalls of mail-order dentistry
Sir, – I read Fiona Gartland's article “Mail-order dentistry at root of number of complaints” (July 19th) with concern but little surprise. The idea of mail-order dentistry reliably providing effective and safe treatment is, as noted, undermined by the ...

Dockside dentistry: practitioner island-hopping around SE
Dentist Victor Stime sits in his exam room onboard the Offshore Drilling LLC, a Ranger Tug he converted into a mobile dentistry clinic. Retiring from his private practice last year, he wants to travel Southeast Alaska during the summers to serve ...

Des Moines dentist addicted to painkillers pleads to gun, drug charges
A former Des Moines dentist who used his patients to feed his addiction to painkillers could face up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug and gun charges. Shawn Michael Kerby, 38, pleaded guilty Wednesday as part of a plea agreement with ...

Thursday Troubleshooter: Dentist won't confront patients who refuse x-rays
QUESTION: I work for a dentist who allows patients to refuse x-rays. I have a patient coming in soon for a prophy who hasn't been into our office in two years and has never allowed x-rays. I also have a patient who has refused x-rays for 15 years, only ...

Dentist & Dancer: FM native enjoys the best of both worlds
For three years she did her undergraduate work at University of Iowa and then completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010. She was the recipient of the Dr. James Michael Leary Memorial ...

Dentist in toddler death case sues multiple national media outlets
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that Daisy Lynn Torres died while under the dentist's care at Austin Children's Dentistry. The story has been updated to reflect that her heart and breathing stopped at the dentistry before she was ...

Stonisch celebrates milestone with book-signing event
“The book is meant to change people's perspectives on dentistry and update them on current trends,” Stonisch said. “It's a consumer-friendly book that addresses everything from A to Z. All the categories are presented in an easily digestible manner. It ...

Straight from the horse's mouth: Exploring the basics of equine dentistry
He taught dentistry to veterinary students at Colorado State University and then practiced for a number of years in Wyoming. "The visible teeth are 3 or 4 inches long when the horse is young, but gradually wear down and get shorter and may wear out ...

Dentist Calls Media Stories on Toddler's Death Defamatory
AUSTIN, Texas (CN) — A pediatric dentist claims in a defamation lawsuit that TV host Nancy Grace and other media outlets falsely portrayed him as causing the death of a 14-month-old girl through unnecessary dental treatment. Dr. Michael Melanson sued ...

Mail order dentistry at root of number of complaints
Speaking at the launch of the service's annual report, Michael Kilcoyne said he had received 10 complaints about DIY dentistry in 2016, an increase on 2015. The complaints, which involved the use of home orthodontic kits to straighten teeth and home ...

Student Exposes Rot At The Dentistry Department Of College of Medicine At The University Of Lagos
A student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who decided to be anonymous for the fear of victimization, has revealed the infrastructural decay that has become of the dental department in UNILAG college of medicine. She said this in a video and audio ...

South Florida Based Leading Dentist Dr. Rene Piedra-Rivero Receives Special Recognition
MIAMI, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and Award winning Miami dentist, Dr. Rene Piedra-Rivero has been designated a "Qualified Dentist" by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, making him the first dentist with this distinction in Miami, ...