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Lodi Dentist Admits To Groping Patients (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A Lodi dentist has pleaded no contest to four counts of sexual battery, admitting that he fondled and groped female patients.

Lodi Dentist Admits To Groping Patients (KCRA.com)
A Lodi dentist has pleaded no contest to four counts of sexual battery.

Dentist cleared of groping teen (icCoventry)
A BIRMINGHAM dentist has been cleared of committing a string of sex attacks on a teenage girl in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Nigel Whitling, 68, was found not guilty at Birmingham Crown Court of six sample counts of indecent assault alleged to have taken place between 1988 and 1992.

Scottsdale P-D says it needs more evidence against dentist (KVOA Tucson)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Scottsdale police continue investigating allegations of sexual assault against a Scottsdale dentist.

Kids Rewarded with Sweet Treat for Going to Dentist (KPHO Phoenix)
(CBS 5 NEWS) - Here's a sweet deal for kids: go to the dentist this month and get free ice cream!It's all part of a new promotion kicking off National Children's dental health month.Children who get a dental checkup in February will receive a coupon for a free McDonald's ice cream cone.

Police: Dentist found stabbed to death in his home (WCAX 3)
AMHERST, N.Y. Police say a suburban Buffalo dentist was found stabbed to death in his home early this morning.

Heart attack man 'told to see dentist' (icWales)
A daughter called for an investigation today after claiming her father died from a heart attack only 20 minutes after an NHS Direct nurse advised him to seek help from a dentist.

Dentist found fatally stabbed in his home (New York Newsday)
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) _ A 64-year-old dentist was found fatally stabbed in his suburban Buffalo home Thursday.

Dentist found fatally stabbed in his home (Syracuse.com)
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — A 64-year-old dentist was found fatally stabbed in his suburban Buffalo home Thursday. Joseph Matteliano was apparently able to dial 911 after being stabbed around 2:30 a.m. but died before rescue crews could get him to a hospital, police said.

Amherst Dentist Stabbed to Death in Own Home (WIVB-TV Buffalo)
(Amherst, NY, February 2, 2006) - - A case of murder has marred the peace in one of America's safest suburbs. News 4's Lorey Schultz has the latest on the violent death of a dentist in Amherst.

Guerrilla ambush on dentist's mercy trip (Hertfordshire Mercury)
A JOURNEY through India took a terrifying turn for a dentist and two nurses from East Herts when gun-wielding guerrillas ambushed their train.

Car Crashes Through Dentist's Office (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
BREAKING NEWS: An out of control car crashed right through the front of a Smyrna dentist's office this morning.

Primate practice: Local dentist perfects smiles of Louisville Zoo animals (Oldham Era)
Cecil is going to the dentist. Like many other 7-year-olds, Cecil appears before Dr. Thomas Clark on this clear, cold Wednesday morning for a tooth cleaning and checkup, which he receives every two years.

Woman Drives Into Dentist Office (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
A 23-year-old woman was ticketed after she lost control of her 1989 Toyota Camry and crashed into a dentist office, Smyrna police said.

Dentist finds a silent killer (GeelongInfo)
AN overdue dentist visit proved a blessing in disguise for Mike Durinck. Continual bleeding after a procedure was the first clue the Hamlyn Heights man could have a serious health problem.

Amherst Police Asking for Help in Solving Dentist's Murder (WIVB-TV Buffalo)
(Amherst, NY, February 3, 2006) - - Police in Amherst are asking for the public's help to solve the murder of a dentist.

Take the pain out of a visit to the dentist (The Observer)
Anyone looking for an NHS dentist will know it can be a hard slog to find one among all the private practitioners. Various studies estimate the shortage of NHS dentists in the UK to be between 1,000 and 4,000 - and the situation could be about to get worse.

Crime-fighting dentist (Orlando Sentinel)
His expertise in forensic dentistry brings work from the Medical Examiner's Office and from disaster-response teams. In his work as a forensic dentist, Dr. Ken Cohrn is doing his part to take a bite out of crime.

DENTIST PROBED (Sunday Mail)
THE NHS have offered 3500 patients FREE dental check-ups after complaints against a top dentist. Officials are investigating claims that Andrew Boyd, 43, botched basic work such as fillings, extractions and fitting crowns.

About oral cancer screenings Oral care Routine visit to the dentist led to early detection of lymphoma (The Herald)
Signs and symptoms of cancer, said Dr. Sol Silverman, include pain and discomfort. Signs of early oral cancer can be discoloration that is white, red or red and white, and lesions, little ulcers or lumps. When cancer is advanced, it is usually large and painful. "It's the early diagnosis you want to make," Silverman said.

PEOPLE: Blackwood dentist is named fellow (Courier-Post)
Camden County College dental professor and administrator Catherine Boos, of Blackwood, has been named a fellow in the American College of Dentists. Boos was chosen for the honor for her contributions to the advancement of her field.

Newtown dentist, family die in crash (phillyburbs.com)
Residents of Ewing, N.J., the Kraut family was killed in a fiery plane crash in South Carolina.

Bucks dentist, wife and 3 daughters killed in plane crash (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
An orthodontist, his wife, three daughters, and their baby-sitter were identified yesterday as the victims of a fiery plane crash in South Carolina.

Open wide; local dentist provides care to underserved elementary students (Boonville Daily News)
BOONVILLE - “Give Kids A Smile,” a one day event, was held today at the office of Stumph Dentistry. The event provided free preventative and restorative dental work for 22 5th grade students from David Barton School.

WIFE OF DENTIST, PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE IN CUBA, MAKES A DESPERATE APPEAL ON BEHALF OF HER ILL HUSBAND (La Nueva Cuba)
By Rebeca Rodríguez Souto Distributed by: Laida Carro Recorded, transcribed and translated to English Coalition of Cuban-American Women Infosearch: Celso Sarduy Agüero Bureau Chief Cono Sur/Sudamérica Research Dept.

Local dentist replaces trustee (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SOUTH HOLLAND | Trustee James Veld has resigned from the Village Board and been replaced by Dr. James Sullivan, a dentist and social activist.

Boston Cosmetic Dentist Helaine Smith Now Offers Advanced "Pain-Free" Dentistry (PR Web)
95 million North Americans avoid the dentist due to fear; Sedation Dentistry, or "Pain-Free Dentistry," offers patients a relaxed and enjoyable experience. [PRWEB Feb 7, 2006]

Dentist relished challenges (The Trenton Times)
EWING -- Like every other challenge in Dr. Jon M. Kraut's 50-year life, the well-known dentist and businessman took on flying with a passion that eventually led to thousands of hours in the air and a respect from fellow pilots.

Take the pain out of a visit to the dentist (Guardian Unlimited)
With NHS care being reformed, Lisa Bachelor looks at how to avoid a large cavity in your finances.

Boston Cosmetic Dentist Helaine Smith Now Offers Advanced "Pain-Free" Dentistry (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Boston, MA (PRWEB)– February 7, 2006 – Boston cosmetic dentist Helaine Smith ( http://www.helainesmithdmd.com ) has announced she recently received her sedation dentistry credential and is now offering patients advanced sedation dentistry techniques. Dr. Smith received her credential from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

Health Tip: My Dentist Wants Me to Take an Antibiotic (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
(HealthDay News) -- Our mouths are full of bacteria. Combined with mucus, they cause a sticky plaque to form on our teeth.

Primate practice: Local dentist perfects smiles of Louisville Zoo animals (Oldham Era)
Cecil is going to the dentist. Like many other 7-year-olds, Cecil appears before Dr. Thomas Clark on this clear, cold Wednesday morning for a tooth cleaning and checkup, which he receives every two years.

Dentist relished challenges (The Trenton Times)
EWING -- Like every other challenge in Dr. Jon M. Kraut's 50-year life, the well-known dentist and businessman took on flying with a passion that eventually led to thousands of hours in the air and a respect from fellow pilots.

Dentist in Burlco murder case kills himself, lawyer says (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Dennis King, a dentist charged with fatally shooting his wife in their Mount Laurel home in March, has committed suicide, his attorney said yesterday.

Dentist gets new license to work (NorthJersey.com)
A children's dentist, newly relicensed, has quietly returned to work in New Jersey five years after state officials banned him amid allegations that he had injured 13 patients, some of them seriously.

Acquaintance of slain dentist questioned (The Buffalo News)
Amherst police have questioned a possible suspect in the stabbing death of a 64-year-old dentist last week, but no charges have been filed as investigators continue their search for the killer, authorities and sources said Tuesday.

New Development in Murder of Dentist (WIVB-TV Buffalo)
(Williamsville, NY, February 8, 2006) - - As family and friends say goodbye, there's a new development in the murder of a dentist from Amherst.

Bucks dentist, wife and 3 daughters killed in plane crash (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
An orthodontist, his wife, three daughters, and their baby-sitter were identified yesterday as the victims of a fiery plane crash in South Carolina.

Health Tip: My Dentist Wants Me to Take an Antibiotic (MedicineNet.com)
Title: Health Tip: My Dentist Wants Me to Take an Antibiotic Category: Health News Created: 2/8/2006 1:58:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 2/8/2006 1:58:17 AM

Undercover: Has Your Dentist Been Disciplined? (WOAI)
Your smile and your mouth are important to you. You probably don't want just anyone working on them. The News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooters take you undercover to find out what you might not know about your dentist.

'Upstart' Waikato dentist against fluoride (Stuff)
A Waikato dentist is urging Hamilton City Council not to support fluoridation because he says there is so much doubt about its safety and effectiveness.

Bucks dentist, wife and 3 daughters killed in plane crash (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
An orthodontist, his wife, three daughters, and their baby-sitter were identified yesterday as the victims of a fiery plane crash in South Carolina.

"Person of Interest" Questioned in Amherst Dentist's Murder (WIVB-TV Buffalo)
(Amherst, NY, February 8, 2006) - - Police have questioned a "person of interest" in the murder of a dentist in Amherst.

Funeral Services for Dentist (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
Friends and family paid their last respects today to a well known dentist who was murdered inside his home last week in the town of Amherst. Funeral services were held for Doctor Joseph Matteliano Wednesday.

Dentist-turned-writer sets novel in Memphis (Germantown Appeal)
Yet another Mississippi writer has set a novel in the Memphis and Shelby County area. Dr. J. John Portera is already receiving widespread acclaim for his new novel, "Conspirators of Revenge," released a few months ago.

NHS dentist promise for 26,000 (BBC News)
A private company is to be used to cut the number of people waiting for a place with a NHS dentist.

NHS dentist promise for 26,000 (BBC News)
A private company is to be used to cut the number of people waiting for a place with a NHS dentist.

Woman flies to Poland for dentist (BBC News)
A woman flies to Poland to see a dentist because she claims it is cheaper than having treatment in the UK.

Pediatric dentist will open office Monday (Greeley Tribune Online)
Pediatric dentists in Weld County are few and far between, but a new dentist has arrived to work on little teeth.

Dentist and helper hoped to extract millions (Independent Online)
Dr Sarel Jacobus van Zyl and his personal assistant, Nettie Ferreira, have been accused of submitting false claims totalling R10,3-million, according to Secunda police.