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Dentistry News 03/2006



Patients force dentist to scrap NHS opt-out (The Scotsman)
PATIENT power has forced a dental practice to scrap plans to opt out of the NHS.

Fears over NHS dentist access (The Scotsman: Health)
THE majority of the public think it will get harder to find an NHS dentist in England in the next year, a survey revealed today.

500 ULVERSTON KIDS TO BE LEFT WITHOUT NHS DENTIST (North-West Evening Mail)
AT least 500 children in Ulverston are to be left without an NHS dentist. The Dental Surgery on Cavendish Street, Ulverston, will not treat children on the NHS from April 1.

Seeing The Dentist Is Easier In Familiar Settings (KOMO)
The Smile Mobile brings dental help to those who need it.

Your Dentist Says It Won’t Hurt (Bluffton News-Banner)
Just so you will know why I am writing such a column, I have been to my dentist twice this week. Since I am writing a column with this sort of title, I am not about to tell you who my dentist is.

Abscess agony for David in dentist search (The Vale Advertiser)
A MUM last night told how her son was "pushed from pillar to post" in a fruitless 120-mile search for treat-ment for an agonising mouth abscess.

Visit to the dentist led to hefty court fines (The Galway Advertiser)
A 21-years-old man found asleep in a dentist's surgery had nodded off, not from the effects of anaesthesia, but from the effects of drink, Galway District Court heard this week.

Death threat dentist struck off (BBC News)
A former Kent dentist is struck off after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.

Toledo dentist in legal trouble (ABC 13 Toledo)
As of Wednesday, Doctor Shabir Hashin was indicted on two counts of gross sexual imposition, which is a fourth-degree felony. His lawyers said the allegations are false and his client is shocked by the charges.

Dentist Indicted: Two Counts Gross Sexual Imposition (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- According to Jerome Phillips, the attorney representing Dr. Shabbir Hashim, two of the dentist's former employees have accused him of inappropriately touching female patients while they were under anesthesia.

A Day at the Dentist Oral hygiene is all part of staying healthy (The Greater New Milford Spectrum)
Everybody knows you need to eat right and stay fit if you want to be healthy. But there are several other components to the health package, including a sharp focus on oral hygiene.

Dentist "gives back smiles" to domestic violence victims (WSMV Nashville)
For women who have survived a life of domestic violence, finding happiness in the simplest things can be a journey. One Nashville woman was afraid she would never be happy again until she met someone who donates time by "giving back smiles" to those who need it the most.

Woman fails to find NHS dentist - so has tooth pulled with pliers (Daily Mail)
A woman told today how she got a friend to pull out one of her teeth with a pair of pliers and filmed the gruesome process on a mobile phone after failing to find an NHS dentist

Dentist's cautious welcome for deal (Harrogate Advertiser)
AFTER weeks of uncertainty, a dental practice in Harrogate has finally received its new NHS contract but a low salary offer is well below practice needs, claims the practice manager.

Toledo dentist indicted on sex-related charges (The Toledo Blade)
A West Toledo dentist has been indicted by a Lucas County grand jury on two counts of gross sexual imposition after being accused of touching two female patients while they were under anesthesia.

'Flying dentist' on fraud charges (BBC News)
A dentist who visited elderly patients in their homes is charged in connection with a £500,000 fraud.

ASK THE DENTIST Yellow teeth (INQ7.net)
WHAT toothpaste would you recommend for yellow teeth? -- Jessica B. There are a lot of toothpastes out there that have whitening ingredients. Are they safe? I personally would use them with caution and at the most maybe two weeks and then see if there is an improvement.

HALF OF BARROW WITHOUT NHS DENTIST (North-West Evening Mail)
MORE than half of Barrow people cannot register with an NHS dentist. And 50 per cent of children in the town suffer from tooth decay. The figures were released as health chiefs announced the creation of a new three-dentist NHS surgery serving Barrow.

Dentist surrenders, arraigned on sex charges (The Toledo Blade)
A dentist who is accused of fondling female patients in his West Toledo office surrendered to authorities yesterday and was arraigned in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Toledo Dentist In Court on Sex Charges (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO-- A West Toledo dentist was arraigned Friday morning on charges of gross sexual imposition. Dr. Shabbir Hashim pleaded not guilty and goes on trial May 15th.

WHERE WE LIVE: Dentist soothes insurance pain (Contra Costa Times)
When Ali Shirani holds a free clinic for needy children the visits are rarely painless. Most of the children need root canals, extractions, fillings, or some combination.

WHERE WE LIVE: Dentist soothes insurance pain (Contra Costa Times)
When Ali Shirani holds a free clinic for needy children the visits are rarely painless. Most of the children need root canals, extractions, fillings, or some combination.

New public dentist appointed for region (Armidale Express)
Member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay has welcomed the appointment of a new dentist to provide public dental services in Armidale, Glen Innes and Inverell.

WHERE WE LIVE: Dentist soothes insurance pain (Contra Costa Times)
When Ali Shirani holds a free clinic for needy children the visits are rarely painless. Most of the children need root canals, extractions, fillings, or some combination.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Pleasure and pain in the dentist's chair (Guardian Unlimited)
Will the biggest shake-up in years leave you down in the mouth? Tony Levene reports.

Pediatric dentist wants to teach children healthy habits (The Herald-Tribune)
Dr. Kimberly D. Thiel has opened a pediatric dental office at 4120 Woodmere Park Blvd., Suite 7, in Venice.

Dentist returns (Bega District News)
LOCAL dentist Terry Wong, along with nine others from Australia, travelled to Pokhara Valley, Nepal, recently as part of a dental team providing treatment to Tibetan refugees and Nepalis.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Milan Babic, the former dentist who led a revolt of Croatian Serbs in the Balkan wars and (The Jamaica Observer)
Babic, 50, showed no sign of despair before he killed himself Sunday evening, a tribunal spokeswoman said. But three weeks ago, he reaffirmed his remorse for his crimes, saying his guilt was a "pain that I have to live with for the rest of my life."

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Dentist will not fill gap (prestontoday.net)
RESIDENTS of a Lancashire village are to get a new dentist – but he will not take NHS patients . (07/03/2006 11:31:08)

Dentist inspection scheme launched (Irish Examiner)
A new scheme was launched today by the Health Service Executive to ensure dentists providing free treatment to patients are up to scratch. Up to 80% of the population is entitled to free or subsidised dental treatment.

Dentist Arrested for Death Threats (WTAP-TV)
Threats are something police don't mess around with. "We assume that they will carry it out because we don't know what issues they are having at home," Parkersburg Police Officer Greg Collins says.

Toledo Dentist In Court on Sex Charges (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO-- A West Toledo dentist was arraigned Friday morning on charges of gross sexual imposition. Dr. Shabbir Hashim pleaded not guilty and goes on trial May 15th.

Dr. Donald Tiemeyer Frey, 88, Longtime Towson Dentist (RedNova)
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun Mar. 8--Dr. Donald Tiemeyer Frey, a retired Towson dentist who enjoyed waterfowl hunting, died of heart and lung failure Thursday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. The Homeland resident was 88. Dr.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Minister hails dentist reforms (icWales)
CHANGES to the way dentists are paid for the work they do will open up access to NHS dental services across Wales, Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons said today.

Smile! Dentist has NHS places (icNewcastle - Evening Chronicle)
Dental patients on Tyneside have been given another chance to get treatment on the NHS.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

NHS dentist shortage ‘intolerable’ – council (The News and Star)
THE NHS dentist shortage across west Cumbria has prompted Allerdale councillors to put pressure on the government.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Dentist accused of false cash claims (Belfast Telegraph)
A DENTIST accused of failing up to 200 of his patients and making a string of false payment claims will not face a full hearing until August. George Kelso (53), was practising dentistry in Belfast when the authorities launched a probe into his affairs.

Dentist to pay damages after wisdom teeth op (Independent Online)
A Cape Town dentist has been ordered to pay damages to a patient who is suffering numbness in her face after she had her wisdom teeth were removed, according to a Cape High Court ruling.

Queues to sign at private dentist (BBC News)
Hundreds queue to re-register at their dentist in south Wales after the practice says it is to end NHS adult treatment.

Rockin’ dentist loves food and the outdoors (The Sentinel)
If you are someone who fears visiting the dentist, maybe you should book yourself into Dr. John Ferry’s practice. It is based beside Conodoguinet Creek in Camp Hill, and from the dental chair one can look down onto the steam below or enjoy the busy bird feeder hanging outside.

Having a baby? See your dentist (Star-Gazette)
Local program stresses the importance of good dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you might not be thinking about your teeth and gums. But you should be.

Toledo Dentist In Court on Sex Charges (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO-- A West Toledo dentist was arraigned Friday morning on charges of gross sexual imposition. Dr. Shabbir Hashim pleaded not guilty and goes on trial May 15th.

LAWYER DITCHED MY DENTIST CASE (Sunday Mail)
I NEED a lawyer to represent me after my own solicitor pulled out at the last minute. My case, against a dentist, has been going on for two years. What can I do?

Patients queue to join dentist (icWales)
HUNDREDS of patients queued at a dental surgery in South Wales yesterday after it announced it was going private. People lined up from 7.30am after Dinas Powys' Castle Court practice sent letters saying it was to stop NHS treatment for adults.