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Dentistry News 12/2005



Dentist to compare bite marks (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
The next step in the Columbus Stocking Strangler case is for a forensic dentist in Atlanta to compare the bite mark impression found in Columbus three weeks ago to that of Carlton Gary, the man convicted in 1986 of three of the 1970s murders.

£35 fee to register with NHS dentist (icWales)
PATIENTS desperate to find an NHS dentist are being charged £35 each for the privilege of registering with a practice. A dental surgery in Swansea city centre is advertising several thousand NHS places, which will be available in January 2006.

Dentist jailed over 'ghost' claims (Guardian Unlimited)
A dentist was jailed today after claiming thousands of pounds for fictitious and dead patients.

Dentist jailed over 'ghost' claims (Guardian Unlimited)
Society: A dentist was jailed today after claiming thousands of pounds for fictitious and dead patients.

Woman allegedly stole $268,000 from dentist (Greater Milwaukee Today)
WAUKESHA - A West Allis woman took advantage of a "trusting" boss and stole more than $268,000 from the dental clinic where she worked, according to a criminal complaint.

Dentist is jailed over fraud (Express and Star)
A Black Country dentist has been jailed for 15 months for swindling the NHS out of thousands of pounds by creating "ghost" patients and falsifying records.

Grease Pit Grammar: Dentist exuberant over exorbitant rates (Kingsport Times-News)
"I have discovered that my dental coverage will fall under the auspices of another dental provider," said a customer of Wade's Dixieco whose screen name is Coalybay.

Fire does $2 million damage to dentist's office; arson suspected (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, 11:54 a.m. Dec. 4 (SIGNONSANDIEGO): Authorities believe a burglar set fire to a dentist's office in Scripps Ranch Sunday, causing $2 million in damage but no injuries.

Dentist gets his teeth into new surgery battle (prestontoday.net)
A dentist previously knocked back when he tried to open a surgery in Preston has launched a fresh bid for a new practice. (05/12/2005 14:15:06)

Police: Burglar Sets Fire To Dentist's Office (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Authorities believe a burglar set fire to a dentist's office in Scripps Ranch Sunday, causing $2 million in damage but no injuries.

Police: Burglar Sets Fire To Dentist's Office (10 News San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- Authorities believe a burglar set fire to a dentist's office in Scripps Ranch Sunday, causing $2 million in damage but no injuries. The blaze at a strip mall at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd. was reported at 5:21 a.m., San Diego fire information officer Maurice Luque said.

Dentist drills busy in Prince Albert (CBC Saskatchewan)
If the announced closure of the Weyerhaeuser plant has been a kick in the teeth to Prince Albert, it's at least kept dentists busy lately. The pulp and paper operation is slated to close early next year putting nearly 700 people out of work.

DENTIST IS STRUCK OFF (Daily Mirror)
A DENTIST has been struck off after he molested a schoolgirl. Michael Taylor, 62, admitted two sex charges last June and is considered to pose a high risk of re-offending.

A dentist's dream (Columbian Missourian)
Lynn Miller comes across as modest, much like the small brick building that houses his dental practice at Tenth and Locust streets. Surrounded by patches of landscaping and surface parking lots, the building, as well as its owner, is about to change.

Kinder, gentler dentist's office (Mount Shasta News)
Walk through the office of Mount Shasta dentist Angela Ferrari, DDS, and you'll encounter fine art, graceful arches, Roman style columns and stone tile floors more associated with a museum than cavities.

Elderly 'fuelling' dentist demand (BBC News)
The rising number of people keeping their teeth well into old age is placing unprecedented demand on dentists, say experts.

School counselor needs dentist to ease pain, not create it (The News-Press)
Tye McKeehan, a counselor at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts (K-8) in Lehigh Acres, has a mouthful of problems. McKeehan, 37, has been to numerous dentists, yet can't find one to soothe his 24/7 pain.

Inquiry seeks answers to dentist shortage 'crisis' (Yorkshire Post)
Mike Waites Health Correspondent AN investigation is being launched into the dire shortage of NHS dentists in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

Angola dentist appeals 90-day suspension (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
ANGOLA – The Angola dentist whose license was suspended last month has petitioned the Steuben Circuit Court to review the decision, claiming the disciplinary process did not follow proper procedures.

ASK THE DENTIST Diet for gums (INQ7.net)
MY DENTIST TOLD me to have a balanced diet for better gums. What does she mean?--Tesa S.

Dentist, baker, fruitcake maker (Minot Daily News)
Minot dentist Garnet Seiffert makes fruitcake so good that people actually eat it. "(Some say) it's the only fruitcake they've ever liked," said Seiffert, who makes 100 pounds of the sweet treat each Christmas season.

VIP was dentist's crowning moment (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Dentistry was his profession, golf was his passion. Truth is, Dr. Frank Filipowicz found golf first. He was a caddie and an assistant pro at the Brookfield Country Club in Buffalo before he earned the degree in dentistry that led to his 35 years as a practicing periodontist in Richmond.

Practice cannot find new dentist (The Courier)
THE CLOSURE of a clinic in Glenrothes is to add to Fife’s dental service woes, it has emerged.

This dentist is pulling for the poor, uninsured (Baltimore Sun)
Retired army dental surgeon has been performing extractions for nearly two decades in Western Md. Tammy Spiker has a heart-shaped hole in her tooth. It's badly infected and hurts.

One million not registered with NHS dentist (SNP)
The data, compiled from a series of parliamentary answers to questions tabled by SNP MSP Tricia Marwick, reveal that, according to the Scottish Executive’s own figures, a third of Scotland’s under-16s and two thirds of over-60s are not registered with an NHS dentist.

Confusion at dentist’s (The Evening Telegraph)
A Dundee city centre dental practice has been swamped by elderly patients demanding free treatment, following misunderstandings about entitlement, writes Marjory Inglis, medical reporter.

Dentist works with refugees (Bega District News)
BEGA dentist Dr Terry Wong will be leaving soon for Nepal where he will provide dental services to Tibetan refugees through Tashi Palkhiel, a Tibetan refugee education and dental health non-profit charitable organisation.

Stepping forward for education; foundation, chamber to honor CEO, dentist (The Stamford Advocate)
NORWALK -- The Norwalk Education Foundation and Norwalk Chamber of Commerce will honor two local businessmen tomorrow for their financial contributions to the education community.

Dentist may have answer: Mouth guard designed to eliminate some concussions (Patriot Ledger)
If Marshfield dentist Dr. Gerald Maher is ever in the market for a spokeswoman for his Maher Mouth Guard, Marybeth Nixon would be an ideal candidate. ‘‘It’s amazing,’’ said Nixon, mother of Duxbury High School football and lacrosse standout Chris Nixon.

A massage at the dentist's office? (News-Record)
HIGH POINT -- Do you get just a little bit anxious about going to the dentist? Think a massage might help? What if you could go from the massage table to the dentist's chair without leaving the building?

A massage at the dentist's office? (Greensboro News-Record)
High Point's planning board recommends rules that would make it easier for day spas to open near medical offices.

Mobile dentist fills gap (Manchester Online)
A DENTIST from Blackpool thinks he's found an answer to Greater Manchester's unhealthy teeth - and it comes on wheels.

Decline in patients registered with NHS dentist (icWales)
The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is falling, figures showed today. Between September 2004 and September 2005 the number of registered patients fell by 21,765.

BARROW DENTIST OPEN FOR NHS PATIENTS (North-West Evening Mail)
A DENTIST is taking on new adult NHS patients in Barrow. JM Forde dental surgery in Hartington Street are now accepting the names and telephone numbers of new NHS patients.

Turtle visits the dentist (News 10 Now)
It wasn’t your average operation at one Watertown dental clinic Wednesday. The patient was a hard shelled turtle.

Drop in patients who have NHS dentist (icWales)
PROBLEMS afflicting NHS dentistry in Wales are continuing to mount, as new figures show a marked decline in regis-trations. In one Welsh county less thana quarter of the population is now registered with an NHS dentist.

Number of people with NHS dentist is tumbling (The Vale Advertiser)
FIGURES showing fewer North Wales patients are signed up with an NHS dentist were yesterday branded "shocking". The region was the worst in Wales with just 38.8% of people registered.

ASK THE DENTIST Chewing pencils (INQ7.net)
I HAVE A HABIT OF CHEWING pencils. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t know that this was wearing out my tooth. Why didn’t my tooth hurt? -- Steve P.

Planners Okay Dentist Office (Wiscasset Newspaper)
A new dentist office will open in Wiscasset on Churchill Street, following planning board approval Monday night. Catherine Bunin-Stevenson's orig-inal plan to open a dental office in an expanded private home was chang-ed, scaling the project back to just the existing building.

DENTIST WILL FACE TRIBUNAL (Daily Record)
A DENTIST is to face a disciplinary tribunal after an investigation found his treatment of patients was sub-standard. The probe followed a complaint by a patient at 43-year-old Andrew Boyd's surgery in Ayrshire.

Polk City Dentist Gets 4 Years (The Ledger)
A Polk City dentist was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for evading payment of federal income taxes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa. David Goldston also was ordered to pay restitution of $449,643 to the Internal Revenue Service and was fined $7,500.

Bright whites: Dentist opens teeth-whitening spa in downtown Stamford (Norwalk Advocate)
Maintaining healthy teeth is one thing, but those in pursuit of exceptionally pearly whites are visiting a new type of spa.

New dentist donates services to those in need (KBCI Boise)
POST FALLS, Idaho POST FALLS, Idaho New dentist Kevin Hintz opened his Post Falls practice less than six months ago and he's already trying to make it a whiter Christmas.

New dentist donates services to those in need (KBCI Boise)
POST FALLS, Idaho POST FALLS, Idaho New dentist Kevin Hintz opened his Post Falls practice less than six months ago and he's already trying to make it a whiter Christmas.

An Engineer, a Dentist, a Veterinarian Build Bone Tissue (Newswise)
Most oral cancers are detected at advanced stages, requiring surgery and radiation. Repair of the diseased tissue often requires reconstruction. A more viable scaffold material capable of faster and higher quality bone formation could improve clinical outcomes for all oral constructions.

Dentist says open (wallets) wide! Buyers vie for home (Boston Herald)
A Weston mega-mansion put on the market by a dentist who treats local sports stars and celebrities is homing in on a real estate slam dunk. Even as the once-hot residential real estate market cools precipitously,...

Hearing Set in Georgia Dentist's Case (About.com)
Attorneys for a Georgia dentist, who is accused of killing is wife in 2004 and his girlfriend in 1990, will argue that jurors in one trial should not hear about charges his faces in the other, in a hearing set...

Clovis dentist arrested in murder case (KVIA)
CLOVIS, N.M. A Clovis dentist faces an open count of murder in the death of a woman whose body was found earlier this month by a group of hunters.

Local dentist charged with murder (Portales News-Tribune)
Forensic evidence led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a local dentist with Portales ties suspected of killing Clovis resident Laura McNaughton. Police said James Smith, 36, of Clovis, is charged with an open count of murder.

Dentist arrested in homicide (Clovis News-Journal)
Forensic evidence led to the arrest Tuesday morning of a local dentist suspected of killing Laura McNaughton. Police said James Smith, 36, of Clovis, is charged with an open count of murder. McNaughton, 30, was fatally strangled, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler.