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Dentistry News 12/2007



Dentist, Library Giving Away Pine Saplings (Suncoast News Pasco)
A local dentist continues to branch out with an annual giveaway of thousands of pine tree saplings to help area residents go green. Dr. Garland Forbes said he believes in the importance of replenishing and preserving trees. The local endodontist specializes in root canal treatments at his offices on Madison Street in New Port Richey and in Spring Hill.

Dentist's license suspended for over-sedating patient (KING 5 Seattle)
A Shoreline dentist is in trouble after a female patient was found at his office drugged and with no clothes on from the waist down. Now investigators are looking for more potential victims.

Children’s dentist in free treatment alert (The Journal)
A CHILDREN’S dentist has accused the Government of overinflating targets for the treatment of young people under 18.

Shoreline dentist's license suspended (Seattle Times)
A Shoreline dentist's license was suspended by a state board after it found that he heavily sedated a female patient, who was found partially...

Using the Wind to Save Energy (The Post-Standard)
A local dentist has eliminated two-thirds of his family's annual energy costs by installing a small-scale windmill at his Lincoln home. Samuel Barr installed the 120-foot-tall tower and three-blade fiberglass turbine on his two-acre parcel of land atop the Burleson Road hill two years ago.

The Top Three Reasons You Need a Will (Benton Evening News)
(ARA) - What's a piece of paper in anybody's life? How much can it really affect anybody? You know you should go to the dentist. You know you should get up a little earlier every morning so you wouldn't have to rush.

Dental group says Wrigley sugar-free gum has oral health benefits (WABC-TV New York)
The nation's largest dentist group now says gum can be good for you, as long as it's sugar-free.

THE TOUGH CUSTOMER- Root of it: Dental bills put bite on credit (The Hook)
A visit to the dentist might be expected to cause a day or two of mouth and gum discomfort, but not a four-year pain in the neck. Unfortunately, that's what it gave Earlysville resident Dan Brown, a former Marine helicopter pilot and currently a teacher at Monticello High School.

Dental scholarship keeps smiles bright (Daily Liberal)
Sophie Halpin wants to give something back to the community that has given her so much, which is why she will be back in Dubbo in five years to “pull out some teeth” and ease the chronic dentist shortage.

Help needed to bring dental care to working poor (CTV.ca)
Scott Cuffley never thought a toothache might kill him. But, because he couldn't afford to go to a dentist to have it treated, it almost did. And many other Canadians are at risk of the same thing.

Dentist's Tree Giveaway Grows To 4,000 (The Tampa Tribune)
A dentist's efforts to help residents go green is branching out: 4,000 seedlings - double last year's total - will be given away this week.

Words of mouth (The Charleston Gazette)
Dr. Carol Buffington, a Hamlin dentist, peeks into 6-year-old Cleah Slack’s mouth and determines that she needs two extractions. Buffington is serving on a task force that’s proposing widespread changes to fix West Virginia’s oral health woes.

Smart Dentist's Guide Receives Rave Reviews (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
A new guidebook for dentist's provides unique insights on how to create a more profitable less stressful practice.

Music review Blast of jazz big band heralds genre's growth (The Oregonian)
It's not true of, say, dentist bills or rampaging elephants. But for big bands, unsurprisingly, bigger is indeed better.

Smart Dentist's Guide Receives Rave Reviews (PRWeb)
A new guidebook for dentist's provides unique insights on how to create a more profitable less stressful practice. (PRWeb Dec 3, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: (link) RW1wdC1TdW1tLUNyYXMtSG9yci1UaGlyLVplcm8=

Just Over 70 Percent Of Children In England See An NHS Dentist (Medical News Today)
Just over 70 per cent of all children in England have seen an NHS dentist in the last two years, a report for the Information Centre for health and social care (The IC) reveals.The report; NHS Dental Statistics for England, Quarter 1, June 2007; showed 54.9 per cent (27.9 million) of the entire population was estimated to have been seen in the two years leading up to 30 June 2007. [click link ...

How the peanut butter dentist spreads smiles (Times Online)
Dental care is terrifying for autistic children. One expert can turn the ordeal into a treat

NTSB Report Final in Missouri Crash That Killed Lubbock Dentist (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
Dr. Paul Johnson, a longtime Lubbock dentist, was killed in the crash, along with his wife, Marcia, and their friends Bill and Betty Roach.

Clark Howard Puts Teeth Whiteners To The Test (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
What if you don’t want to pay the big bucks for a cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth? Channel 2 Consumer Advisor Clark Howard put some over the counter teeth whiteners to the test.

Law Could Require Kids To Go To Dentist (WVVA Bluefield)
The West Virginia Dental Association says that as many as 40 percent of West Virginia Children never see a dentist.

Missing in action: Together again (Dallas Morning News)
On a recent July morning, Sallie Stratton visits the dentist's office to get a root canal. Instead of returning to work, she takes the rest of the day off to recuperate.

Journalist was paper's 'editorial compass' (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Todd Duvall, longtime opinion page editor for The State Journal in Frankfort, died unexpectedly Sunday night. He was 60. "There's a big hole in our newsroom today," said Carl West, editor of the Frankfort newspaper. Mr. Duvall had worked at the paper for 30 years. West said Mr. Duvall died about 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center after collapsing at a dentist's office. An ...

LOSING CHUCK, FINDING SALLIE (Dallas Morning News)
On a recent July morning, Sallie Stratton visits the dentist's office to get a root canal. Instead of returning to work, she takes the rest of the day off to recuperate.

Brentwood dentist appointed to state health board (The Tennessean)
BRENTWOOD — Thomas S. Underwood of Brentwood, a dentist with a practice in Green Hills, has been appointed to the state Public Health Council by Gov. Phil Bredesen, according to an annoucement last week from the governor's office.

Scottsdale home nets $4.1M (The Arizona Republic)
A surgeon, and a dentist who is president of a dental group in Illinois, are among the buyers and sellers in this weeks done deals.

How Safe Are Your Dentist's Products? (WKBW-TV Buffalo)
Some dental labs are concerned with the quality of products sent out of the country to be made.

Dental clinic controversy catches dentist off guard (The Taunton Gazette)
Dr. Mark Doherty said he had no idea his public dental clinic at Taunton High School was in jeopardy until he read about it in the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Dentist's retirement didn't last long (The Florida Times-Union)
FERNANDINA BEACH - Douglas Petersen planned for a retirement filled with golf.

State knew of dentist's crime history (Seattle Times)
The state Department of Health said it was following the law when it granted a dental license to a man with a criminal past who is now suspected...

Dothan dentist to run for Congress (Montgomery Advertiser)
A Dothan dentist is the latest to announce his candidacy for the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Terry Everett, R-Rehobeth.

Scottsdale home nets $4.1 million (The Arizona Republic)
A surgeon, and a dentist who is president of a dental group in Illinois, are among the buyers and sellers in this weeks done deals.

Dentist with record got licensed in Washington (The Columbian)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A man whose dentist license has been suspended because of suspected misconduct with a female patient in Shoreline had previously been accused of trying to molest a girl in the Boston area.

Missing Stones guitar was given to dentist (Guardian Unlimited)
Brian Jones's first electric guitar was given to a dentist to cover a bill, apparently

The Evidence Should Be Beyond Doubt When A Dentist's Career Is At Risk, Says BDA, UK (Medical News Today)
Changes to the standard of proof used in professional fitness to practise cases are being challenged by the British Dental Association. [click link for full article]

Missing Rolling Stones Guitar At Dentist (ContactMusic)
Music legend BRIAN JONES' first ever electric guitar has been discovered more than 40 years since it went missing - at a dentist's surgery in London,

Dentist caught off guard by Taunton High dental clinic controversy (The Enterprise)
TAUNTON— Dr. Mark Doherty said he had no idea his public dental clinic at Taunton High School was in jeopardy until he read about it in the Taunton Daily Gazette.

Northeast Notes: Dentist was a compassionate innovator (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A woman strives to keep memory of her late father, an innovative dentist, alive. Give the gift of Webster's history. The Webster Community Chest needs help.

Community mourns passing of popular dentist (Ridgecrest Daily Independent)
Lt. Ralph Rungo came to China Lake in 1960 as a Navy dentist and returned five years later to stay. He tended the teeth of local residents for almost four decades before retiring in 2003.

Economics for Humans: Tyler Cowen on Using Incentives for a Better Life (Knowledge at Wharton)
Tyler Cowen wants to help you live a richer, more rewarding life -- and no, he's not an executive coach, televangelist or diet guru. Rather, he is the latest in a series of economists applying academic insights to everyday life. In his new book, Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist (Dutton Adult), Cowen, a professor ...

Missing Stones Guitar Given To Dentist (Undercover)
A guitar once belonging to Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones that has been missing since the early 60s has been recovered in London.

Community mourns passing of popular dentist (Ridgecrest Daily Independent)
Lt. Ralph Rungo came to China Lake in 1960 as a Navy dentist and returned five years later to stay. He tended the teeth of local residents for almost four decades before retiring in 2003.

Web-conferencing player started as dentist-management firm (The Arizona Republic)
A dentist with an MBA has helped a Phoenix business make the unlikely leap from a troubled dental-practice management company into a major independent provider of Web-conferencing software.

Local Calendar (Kane County Chronicle)
Free Health Clinic FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Tri City Health Partnership,  318 Walnut St., St.Charles. The free medical clinic cares for low-income adults and children with the assistance of volunteer physicians, dentist, nurses and other medical specialists. TCHP partners with Delnor-Community Hospital, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, Provena Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Tri-Cities Open MRI and ...

A grim job for Monterey dentist (The Monterey County Herald)
Until the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a plane crash in San Luis Obispo County 20 years ago today was the biggest mass-murder-suicide case ever in the United States.

Thousands still hunting for a dentist (prestontoday.net)
Hundreds of people have contacted health bosses in their search for a dentist, it has emerged. (07/12/2007 09:34:52)

A dentist's daily grind (The Globe and Mail)
Toronto's running-obsessed dentist completes his 29th year of his daily running streak

Photo 1: Dentist brings traveling van to brighten area kids' smiles (The Herald)
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Dentist brings traveling van to brighten area kids' smiles (The Herald)
Dorothy Dixon is one dentist young children are not afraid to visit. Dixon, a hygienist and a coordinator for the Colgate and Family Dollar Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, performed free dental screenings at Central Child Development Center in Rock Hill on Thursday and Friday.

Local Calendar (Kane County Chronicle)
Free Health Clinic FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Tri City Health Partnership,  318 Walnut St., St.Charles. The free medical clinic cares for low-income adults and children with the assistance of volunteer physicians, dentist, nurses and other medical specialists. TCHP partners with Delnor-Community Hospital, Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, Provena Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Tri-Cities Open MRI and ...

HOLIDAY CHEER FOR TROOPS IN IRAQ (Mobile Press-Register)
Fairhope dentist Dr. Kaye Shaw set out with an ambitious goal: collect 10,000 Christmas cards to send to U.S. troops in Iraq. It was, she said, a "pie in the sky" ambition.