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License suspended for dentist whose 5-year-old patient died (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
CHICAGO - State regulators suspended the dental license of Dr. Hicham Riba on Friday, two days after the death of a 5-year-old patient who fell into a coma in his office.

Dentist whose five-year-old patient died has license suspended (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
CHICAGO Regulators in Illinois have suspended the license of a dentist whose five-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died.

Dentist ruled a 'danger' (Knoxville News Sentinal)
CHICAGO - State regulators have suspended the license of a dentist whose 5-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died. Dr. Hicham Riba's practices posed an "imminent danger to the public," the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said Friday.

Dentist's license suspended after 5-year-old patient dies (Akron Beacon Journal)
State regulators have suspended the license of a dentist whose 5-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died. Dr. Hicham Riba's practices posed an ``imminent danger to the public,'' the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said Friday. It said Riba failed to properly monitor Diamond Brownridge's blood pressure, pulse and respiration during her treatment

State suspends dentist (The Herald News)
The state suspended the dental license of Hicham Riba on Friday -- two days after 5-year-old patient Diamond Brownridge died -- calling his practices an "imminent danger to the public."

Dentist's license suspended over 5-year-old's death (The Columbus Dispatch)
State regulators have suspended the license of a dentist whose 5-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died. Dr. Hicham Riba’s practices posed an "imminent danger to the public," the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said Friday.

License suspended for dentist whose 5-year-old patient died (Southern Illinoisan)
CHICAGO - State regulators suspended the dental license of Dr. Hicham Riba on Friday, two days after the death of a 5-year-old patient who fell into a coma in his office.

State takes aim at dentist (Chicago Tribune)
Report alleges he didn't monitor girl's pulse or breathing A dentist failed to monitor the pulse, breathing and blood pressure of the 5-year-old girl who slipped into a coma and eventually died when she received a sedative mix of Valium, nitrous oxide and several other drugs, according to a state report.

Dentist Whose 5-Year-Old Patient Died Has License Suspended (The Boston Channel)
CHICAGO -- Regulators in Illinois have suspended the license of a dentist whose 5-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died. They say the dentist failed to properly monitor Diamond Brownridge's blood pressure, pulse and respiration during her treatment.

State Takes Aim at Dentist: Report Alleges He Didn't Monitor Girl's Pulse or Breathing (RedNova)
By John Biemer and Charles Sheehan, Chicago Tribune Oct.

Dentist license suspended after girl's death (MSNBC)
State regulators have suspended the license of a dentist whose 5-year-old patient fell into a coma in his office and later died.

Dentist's license suspended after girl's death (CNN.com)
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Petition Calls for NHS Dentist in Dalbeattie (ITV.com)
A petition calling for a return of NHS dentistry to Dalbeattie will go before members of Dumfries and Galloway Health board today. It has been signed by nearly a thousand people.

Chicago dentist has license suspended following death of a 5-year-old patient (News-Medical-Net)
Following the death of a 5-year-old patient, a dentist in Chicago has had his license to practice suspended by State regulators.

Father-daughter dentist team care for patients together (The Press-Enterprise)
COLLEAGUES: Both are graduates of La Sierra and Loma Linda universities. In the more than 50 years that Lionel Rentschler has practiced dentistry, medicines, materials and equipment have changed.

Dentist surrenders in fatal boating hit-and-run (WBIR-TV)
He is charged with criminally negligent homicide, negligent boating and failure to render aid. Arraignment is set for November 3.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Bulls to meet 'The Dentist' (News 24 South Africa)
In Stellenbosch rugby circles he is known as "The Dentist" and WP lock Francois van der Merwe will out to drill the Bulls.

Local mom speaks out about her son's devastating dentist visit (WPMI 15)
(MOBILE, Ala.) October 2- Wanda Niles has to be physically strong to meet the needs of her nine year old son, KaLeem. Occasionally, though, it's her emotional strength that falters.

Prisoner legs it while visiting dentist (Stuff)
Police are hunting for a prisoner who escaped from custody while on a dentist's visit in Tawa, north of Wellington, this morning.

Cosmetics put dentist on course for global one-stop services (icWales)
DENTIST turned entrepreneur James Hull is raising funds for an international expansion of his dentistry and cosmetics business.

Gate City dentist indicted in fatal boat accident (WRIC 8)
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. A Tennessee grand jury has indicted the operator of a boat allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Boone Lake this summer.

Dentist on course for global one-stop services (icWales)
DENTIST turned entrepreneur James Hull is raising funds for an international expansion of his dentistry and cosmetics business.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Dentist takes bite of technology (Arizona Business Gazette)
Having a tooth replaced with a crown is no fun, especially because it involves wearing a temporary tooth covering for a few weeks while a permanent crown is created in a laboratory.

Dentist fights for job after drugs blunder (Cambridge Evening News)
A DENTAL surgeon accused of blunders which left a six-year-old boy brain-damaged has admitted using a high-risk approach.

Local dentist to expand practice (Wichita Business Journal)
Dr. Steven Rohr is expanding his dental practice to include his son, who will become a dentist soon.

Spirited Farewell For Girl Who Died At Dentist's (CBS 2 Chicago)
Five-year-old Diamond Brownridge died last week after she went into a coma during a dental procedure. CBS 2's Sylvia Gomez reports that farewell to a little girl who wanted to be a princess was heartwrenching yet spirited.

Dentist still allowed to work after decay fiasco (South London Press)
A dentist who left a schoolgirl "traumatised" after he failed to properly diagnose problems with her teeth for five years was told he can carry on working for at least nine months.

Dentist fills cavities, offers massages (Contra Costa Times)
Ricardo Perez's first brush with business came when he started selling doughnuts in a park at age 10. Years later, while studying dentistry, he decided his practice here would offer more than teeth cleanings and root canals.

Dentist Fills Cavities, Offers Massages (RedNova)
By Blanca Torres, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Oct. 6--PLEASANT HILL -- Ricardo Perez's first brush with business came when he started selling doughnuts in a park at age 10.

Rocket launcher ‘found at dentist’s house’ (North-West Evening Mail)
A RETIRED Grange dentist is accused of being part of a bomb plot after a record number of explosives were seized in a Lancashire town. David Bolais Jackson, 62, of Trent Road, Nelson, was arrested on Friday in the Lancaster area after leaving his Grange practice for the last time.

Dentist in overdose case puts up fight (Cambridge Evening News)
A DENTAL surgeon who caused permanent brain damage to a six-year-old boy with a drugs overdose is fighting to save his career today (Friday, 06 October).

Plainwell dentist remembered for `saving' tooth fairy (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
Dr. Robert J. Tisch wanted his patients, whatever the reason for their appointment with him, to walk out of his dentist's office feeling good about themselves.

Waynesboro dentist is named Business Person of the Year (Waynesboro Record Herald)
WAYNESBORO - The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce on Thursday presented Dr. Robert R. Zimmerman with the Roy S.F. Angle Business Person of the Year Award.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Dentist takes bite of technology (The Arizona Republic)
A Tempe dentist is one of 10 dentists worldwide chosen to test the new technology of the E4D Dentist machine, which eliminates the middleman in the creation of full tooth restorations, or crowns, by giving dentists the ability to make them in their office.

Language a tool for local dentist: All of her staff speak Spanish to aid clientele (Lansing State Journal)
OKEMOS - A visit to the dentist's office can be a frightening experience, what with all those needles, drills and other assorted shiny metal objects.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Waynesboro dentist is named Business Person of the Year (Waynesboro Record Herald)
WAYNESBORO - The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce on Thursday presented Dr. Robert R. Zimmerman with the Roy S.F. Angle Business Person of the Year Award.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Patient loses taste as dentist blunders in HK (Gulf Times)
HONG KONG: A Hong Kong dentist has been found guilty of misconduct after leaving a patient with no sense of taste following a wisdom tooth removal, a news report said yesterday.

Dentist abducted, killed in Kashmir (Outlook India)
In a brutal incident, suspected militants abducted and killed a dentist by slitting his throat in Baramulla district today, officials said. The body of 35-year-old Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, a dentist, was found by police at Nowpora village, 60 km from here, this morning, they said.

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: Celebrity Dentist Dr. Catrise Austin Encourages A Dental Visit This Month (PR Web)
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time for all to reconsider their oral health habits. The truth is, early gum disease is silent and painless. If left untreated, early gum disease can lead to bad breath,tooth loss, and other health problems. The purpose of this release is to urge readers to take charge of their smile this month by visiting their local dentist for a check up and

Making a child's dentist visit easy (KFVS12)
For 2-year-old Zachary Ochs, a trip to the dentist office is like another play date. "He understands that the dentist is gonna look in his mouth," said his mother, Valerie Ochs.

Dentist on a mission for elderly (Tulsa World)
He travels to nursing homes across Oklahoma and spends his days looking into the mouths of people in wheelchairs and beds. What he sees, most of the time, isn't pretty.

Waynesboro dentist is named Business Person of the Year (Waynesboro Record Herald)
WAYNESBORO - The Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce on Thursday presented Dr. Robert R. Zimmerman with the Roy S.F. Angle Business Person of the Year Award.

Woodland dentist awarded fellowship (The Woodland Daily Democrat Online)
Woodland dentist Jim Zimmerman, was awarded a fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry at its annual meeting in Denver on Aug. 5. The AGD is an organization dedicated to, providing for and recognizing continuing education for general dentists.

Dogs need to go to the dentist too (Pretoria News)
It's another day in the dentist's office. Instruments are whirring and metal braces are being affixed onto shiny white teeth. Except the patient is a German shepherd.