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Dentistry News 01/2006



Take Your Child To The Doctor And Dentist - Healthy Tips For Your Teens (Medical News Today)
Preventing disease is easier -- and less painful! -- than curing it, so make sure your teenager gets regular check-ups.

COMPLETE CLEANSING KEY TO SUCCESSFUL TOOTH EXTRACTION: DENTIST (Central News Agency)
Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Dry socket or infection after tooth extraction is the last thing a dentist wants to see. Complete cleansing of the targeted tooth and adjacent area will go a long way to avoiding such complications, according to a Taiwan dentist.

Tucumcari dentist uprooting and moving on -- sort of (Quay County Sun)
Tucumcari’s Clarence Bernard Fitzner Jr. said it has not been odd for him to get emergency calls in the middle of the night. No, not to put out a fire or deliver a baby, but to alleviate what he deems one of the worst pains people can endure — a toothache.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

Another dentist quits NHS (The News and Star)
ANOTHER Carlisle dental practice today announced that it is to go private. Letters this morning arrived with patients of Westhuizen’s, on Scotland Road, informing them of the decision and adding to the city’s growing dental crisis.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

State will evaluate capacity of dentist charged in killing (Portland Oregonian)
A former Battle Ground dentist charged with his wife's murder will undergo a state evaluation to determine whether emotional distress or a physical condition prevents him from fully comprehending the crime he is accused of committing.

Walker dentist designated to CADPP (The Pilot-Independent)
The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently designated the dental practice of O.F. Ringle, D.D.S., in Walker as a provider for the Critical Access Dental Provider Program (CADPP).

Casper dentist sees ruin caused by meth abuse (Billings Gazette)
CASPER -- A Casper dentist choked up on Wednesday as he described his experience treating patients with "meth mouth." "I was ignorant of real life," said Dr. Lowell Dawson.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

Dr. Frank Knoblock - Long-time Green Forest dentist remembered (Eureka Springs Times-Echo)
GREEN FOREST - Dentist Frank Knoblock, also known as “Doc,” died Monday, Dec. 26 after battling heart complications for 12 years. Knoblock practiced dentistry in Green Forest for 26 years after moving from Lisle, Ill., in 1978.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

'Meth mouth' awes dentist from Casper (Billings Gazette)
CASPER - A Casper dentist choked up on Wednesday as he described his experience treating patients with "meth mouth." "I was ignorant of real life," said Dr. Lowell Dawson.

Case against area dentist to be heard in February (The Daily Star)
ONEONTA — The case against a city dentist who was the target of sexual-harassment allegations last year will be heard next month. Two former employees of Dr. Richard Polgar filed claims against the dentist with the state Division of Human Rights.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

Casper dentist sees ruin caused by meth abuse (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper dentist choked up on Wednesday as he described his experience treating patients with "meth mouth." "I was ignorant of real life," said Dr. Lowell Dawson.

Area dentist offers lessons learned in business (Springfield Business Journal)
Preparation proved invaluable to dentist George Graham and his wife Robbin when they relocated their practice in August 2004. Even a serious motorcycle wreck three weeks into construction didn’t slow progress on the Grahams’ $1.25 million project, which finished on time and on budget.

Dr. Michael J. Volatile Sr., 80, dentist (Baltimore Sun)
Dr. Michael J. Volatile Sr., a retired Baltimore dentist and longtime Towson resident, died of cancer Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 80.

Left in agony by dentist ‘lottery’ (Rochdale Observer)
A WHITWORTH woman has blamed a ‘postcode lottery’ for being refused treatment at the Dental Access Unit in Rochdale on Christmas eve. Lorraine Taylor, a 24-year-old hairdresser, endured seven days of agony as a result and her first Christmas with her baby daughter was ruined.

Board denies Angola dentist (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
INDIANAPOLIS – An Angola dentist accused of diagnosing fictitious cavities lost her bid Friday to regain her license to practice when the Indiana Board of Dentistry voted 6-0 to continue Dr. Penelope Dunlap’s suspension.

Angola dentist's suspension extended (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
INDIANAPOLIS - An Angola dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that did not exist has lost her latest bid to regain her license.

Dentist recalls Maktoum generosity (AME Info)
The first-ever UAE national to study dentistry, Dr. Mohammad Hamdan Al Shamsi, told Gulf News yesterday how he studied at the personal expense of the late Ruler of Dubai, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who passed away last week. He attended Cairo University between 1968-1973.

Manteca dentist worked (Manteca Bulletin)
Editor’s note: Dr. Elverne (Al) Tonn is a volunteer on the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT). The Manteca resident was dispatched to Ground Zero in New York after Sept. 11 and twice to New Orleans where he helped identify victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Dentist's Suspension Extended (WRTV Indianapolis)
ANGOLA, Ind. -- An Angola dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that did not exist has lost her latest bid to regain her license.

Dentist promises less pain (Connersville News-Examiner)
Going to the dentist is something most people seem to want to avoid. But thanks to new laser equipment, Dr. Brian Moore said the next trip patients make to his office could be pain-free.

An engineer, a dentist, a veterinarian build bone tissue (EurekAlert!)
Oral and pharyngeal cancers rank among the most prevalent worldwide, although they account for only about three percent of all cancers in the United States.

So where can you get an NHS dentist? (icWales)
North Wales One dentist (in Barmouth) is accepting new NHS patients. Seven others are accepting children, up to secondary school age. South-West Wales Only one dentist, in Swansea, is accepting new NHS patients. Another dentist, in Bridgend, is accepting children up to secondary school age.

Banned dentist refused leave to practise again (Liverpool Echo)
A BUNGLING Wirral dentist who still owes a patient thousands of pounds after a protracted lawsuit has been refused permission to return to the profession.

Dentist 'groped' girl, 16, in surgery (Yorkshire Post)
A DENTIST lured a 16-year-old girl to his surgery before groping her breasts and attempting to groom her for future abuse, a court heard yesterday. Muzzafar Zaman, a married 40-year-old, denied sexual assault when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

No breaks for dentist accused of diagnosing 63 fake cavities (Chicago Sun-Times)
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Angola dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that did not exist has lost her latest bid to regain her license. The Indiana Board of Dentistry voted last week unanimously to extend Penelope Dunlap's suspension through May 4.

Factory unit dentist set to open (BBC News)
Planners give the go-ahead for a unit on a Powys industrial estate to be converted into a dentist surgery.

Steve Martin plays a dentist who falls victim to a con gone wrong. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Steve Martin plays a dentist who falls victim to a con gone wrong. -

Dentist denies sex attack on teenage patient (Huddersfield Daily Examiner)
A DENTIST asked a 16-year-old sedated female patient if he could try out a new technique - then fondled her breasts while she sat in his chair, a court heard.

Dentist Accused of Unsanitary Conditions: Unsterilized Dental Tools Among Health Department's Charges (RedNova)
By Kevin Graman, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jan.

'MY 2 TEETH WERE RUINED BY DENTIST' (Daily Mirror)
AN art teacher had her two front teeth filed to stumps and fitted with veneers she did not need by a bungling dentist, a misconduct hearing was told yesterday.

Weeping girl tells of assault by dentist (Yorkshire Post)
Robert Sutcliffe A SCHOOLGIRL who claims that a dentist sexually assaulted her during a visit to his surgery broke down and wept as she relived the ordeal at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

Thousands lose an NHS dentist (prestontoday.net)
Thousands of dental patients have been left out in the cold after the latest NHS dental surgery announced it would become private. (11/01/2006 12:46:36)

Longtime local dentist retires 01-11-2006 (Plainview Daily Herald)
Dr. Robert Pitts remembers the day he and his wife, Martha, drove through Plainview looking for a place for him to establish his dental practice.

Steuben judge declines review of Angola dentist’s license (Frost Illustrated)
INDIANAPOLIS— Angola dentist Penelope Dunlap’s challenge to her license suspension by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry last month has been dismissed by a Steuben County Court. Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter brought the emergency suspension action to the board’s attention following an inve

Deregistered dentist may face jail (Herald Sun)
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Deregistered dentist may face jail (News Interactive)
A MELBOURNE deregistered dentist could be jailed for continuing to practise during his suspension.

Deregistered dentist may face jail (The Australian)
A MELBOURNE deregistered dentist could be jailed for continuing to practise during his suspension. Carlton dentist George Varnavides, 69, was originally found guilty of unprofessional conduct of a serious nature in 2003 and suspended between January 2004 and January 2006.

Gwinnett County to try dentist first (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - AUGUSTA, Ga. A dentist accused of killing a girlfriend in Augusta 15 years ago and his wife in Buford 13 months ago will stand trial first in Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett County to try dentist first (Macon Telegraph)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A dentist accused of killing a girlfriend in Augusta 15 years ago and his wife in Buford 13 months ago will stand trial first in Gwinnett County.

Manteca dentist aids in heartbreaking Katrina work (Recordnet.com)
MANTECA - Bodies were brought every 20 minutes. And the routine was always the same. Wash them. Check for identification. Take fingerprints.

UK Dentist's Kiwi Honour (Totally Jewish)
A British dentist who helped identify victims of the Asian tsunami is to be honoured by the New Zealand government. Dr Vivienne Levy was among the first people to be named as being eligible for a new medal after volunteering to work in the affected region for three weeks.

Gwinnett County to try dentist first (AccessNorthGA)
AUGUSTA - A dentist accused of killing a girlfriend in Augusta 16 years ago and his wife in Buford 13 months ago will stand trial first in Gwinnett County.

Deregistered dentist could face jail (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
A Melbourne deregistered dentist could be jailed for continuing to practise during his suspension.

An Engineer, A Dentist, A Veterinarian Build Bone Tissue (E-dental.com)
Oral and pharyngeal cancers rank among the most prevalent worldwide, although they account for only about three percent of all cancers in the United States