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Bond set at $1M for dentist charged with killing his wife (Winston-Salem Journal)
Attorneys presented starkly different versions yesterday of Kirk Alan Turner, the Clemmons dentist charged with murder in the death of his wife, Jennifer Jean Wittwer Turner, last year. Prosecutors described a man so angry with his wife over a hotly-contested separation and a lawsuit against a woman that she alleged had an affair with him that he slit his wife's throat with a pocketknife. ...

'Road rage' dentist arrested again, tells tale to Dr. Phil (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - "Road rage'' dentist Dr. William Moody's office is on Court Street, but he'll be spending time next week in White Plains City Court after he was accused Wednesday of violating a court order of protection by speaking to the victim of the Nov. 9 rant that was caught by news cameras and became an Internet sensation.

Local dentist scores Super Bowl tickets (The Grand Rapids Press)
ADA -- It's not like local dentist Jim Brennan had to pull teeth to extract a pair of tickets for Super Bowl XLII in the first row behind the New York Giants' bench.

Murrysville dentist admits fraud (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Murrysville dentist pleaded guilty to health care fraud yesterday in federal court. ...

Terence Blacker: All the news that's fit to leave in a dentist's waiting room (Independent)
You know the feeling. A newspaper has been left on a train or in the dentist's waiting-room. It is the type of rag which, under normal circumstances, you would never read, but there it is, you have not actually bought it yourself and you are bored. The lead story, about Chelsea love-rat Ashley Cole or troubled star Britney Spears, catches your eye. You pick it up.

Woman says dentist pulled 13 extra teeth (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A woman who visited one of South Carolina's oldest and busiest high-volume denture clinics had 13 upper teeth extracted by mistake, she alleges in a lawsuit.

Chester dentist's study links oral and heart health (Daily Record)
A Chester dentist is the newest voice in a growing choir of dentists and cardiologists who say patients with heart disease are more likely to suffer from gum disease and tooth loss. Dr. David Goteiner, who operates a private practice on North Road, had his study published earlier this month in the Journal of Periodontology.

Local 7th-grader wants to become dentist (WWAY 3 Wilmington)
» e-mail this story | discuss | print Local 7th-grader wants to become dentist WILMINGTON -- A local middle school student already knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up: a pediatric dentist. And at 13 years old, he is already helping kids improve their oral health. Jackson David is a seventh-grader at Myrtle Grove Middle School who goes out into the ...

Accused Dentist Posts Million-Dollar Bond (WGHP Greensboro)
DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) -- Kirk Turner, a Clemmons dentist charged with murdering his wife, was released from custody Friday afternoon after posting a million-dollar bond. Turner is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death with a pocket knife. Turner said she attacked him first, and he was only defending himself.

Valentine's Day guide: Gifts, recipes and more (MSNBC)
Your sweetie doesn’t have to spend a fortune for rocks on Valentine’s Day. A dentist tells you how to banish bacteria for a fresh-smelling mouth.

People with disabilities facing long wait for dentist (CBC Saskatchewan)
People with intellectual disabilities are having a hard time accessing dental care in Saskatoon - with some waiting years for routine checkups.

Oak Harbor dentist was drinking at work, state alleges (Everett Herald)
An Oak Harbor dentist who is accused of drinking alcohol and then treating a patient has had his license suspended by the state Department of Health. The state alleges Michael W. Ostrom drank on the premises of a Seattle dental office, where he was temporarily working last year.

Another Pittsburgh Dentist Faces Assault Charges (WPXI Pittsburgh)
McKEESPORT, Pa. -- Another local dentist is facing charges. Dr. Norman Demos is accused of sexually assaulting a female patient. A 53-year-old woman claims the McKeesport dentist touched her inappropriately and made sexual comments to her during an exam on Jan. 9, 2008.

Ex-Wife Arrested in Dentist's Murder (WCBS 880 New York)
WCBS-TV is reporting the ex-wife of gunned down Queens dentist was arrested today and being held for murder.  READ MORE>>

Ex-wife of slain dentist arrested (WABC-TV New York)
Police have arrested the ex-wife of a New York dentist who was murdered on a playground in Queens.

Ex-Wife Arrested in Murder of Queens Dentist (FOX 5 New York)
Police have arrested the ex-wife of slain Queens dentist Daniel Malakov Thusday and charged her with his murder, the NYPD said. Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova faces murder and conspiracy charges in the October 28, 2007, shooting death of Malakov in front of their daughter in a playground.

Ex-Wife Arrested in Murder of Queens Dentist (FOX 5 New York)
Police have arrested the ex-wife of slain Queens dentist Daniel Malakov Thursday and charged her with his murder, the NYPD said. Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova faces murder and conspiracy charges in the October 28, 2007, shooting death of Malakov in front of their daughter in a playground.

Slain Dentist’s Wife Is Charged With Murder and Conspiracy (New York Times)
A doctor from Queens was arrested in the killing of her estranged husband, a dentist who was shot in October in front of their 4-year-old daughter.

Wife arrested in NY dentist's slaying (AP via Yahoo! News)
Police arrested the wife of a slain orthodontist Thursday, alleging she conspired in his shooting death at a playground where he had taken their 5-year-old daughter.

McKeesport Dentist Accused Of Indecent Assault (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A McKeesport dentist is behind bars after police heard a disturbing story from a female patient.  Dr. Norman Demos is accused of indecent assault.

Wife Of Queens Dentist Charged With His Murder (WCBS-TV New York)
The estranged wife of murdered Queens dentist Daniel Malakov has been arrested and charged in connection with his murder, CBS 2 HD has learned. Sources say an indictment was handed up earlier Thursday and that Mazeltov Borukhova was to be charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

McKeesport dentist faces sex assault charges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A McKeesport dentist was arraigned yesterday on a charge of indecent assault of a female patient. ...

'She knew he'd be in the park,' cops say Wife arrested in dentist slay (New York Daily News)
The ex-wife of slain dentist Daniel Malakov was arrested Thursday on charges of plotting to kill him on a playground in front of their 4-year-old daughter.

Dentist's Wife Accused Of His Murder (FOX 5 New York)
We'll learn more later today about the arrest of a dentist's wife accused of killing him. Family members of Daniel Malakov have said all along that they suspected Mazoltuv Borukhova was the killer. The Queens District Attorney is holding a news conference at 11:30 am. Watch the video for a complete report by Fox 5's Katherine Creag.

Police: McKeesport dentist fondled stroke victim during exam (WFMJ Youngstown)
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Police say a McKeesport dentist fondled a female stroke victim during an examination. Dr. Norman Demos has been arraigned on a charge of indecent assault, but denies doing anything wrong during the examination on Jan. 9.

Police: McKeesport dentist fondled stroke victim during exam (Centre Daily Times)
Police say a McKeesport dentist fondled a female stroke victim during an examination.

Wife arrested in dentist's death at Queens playground (AM New York)
Police have brought murder charges against the ex-wife of a Queens dentist who was gunned down in a playground in front of their 5-year-old daughter.

DA fingers ex-wife in dentist slay (The TimesLedger Newspapers)
The ex-wife of slain Forest Hills dentist Daniel Malakov, long suspected by his relatives of being involved with his murder, was ordered held in jail without bail following her arraignment on murder and conspiracy charges Friday.

'Parking rage' dentist from White Plains to get psychiatric evaluation (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The "parking rage'' dentist who was arrested after he became irate because a car was blocking the entrance of a Court Street parking lot agreed today to cooperate with a psychiatric evaluation although his lawyer said the touchy teeth-puller "doesn't think it's necessary.''

Dentist to open clinic aimed at Medicaid clients (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
BINGHAMTON -- About 30,000 Broome County residents with limited or no access to basic dental care will be the focus of a new clinic on Chenango Street, based on the vision of a young dentist from New York City seeking to serve the poor.

Man Accused of Killing Dentist Exchanged 91 Calls With Dentist’s Wife (New York Times)
Phone calls with the suspect and other evidence suggested that the murdered dentist’s wife was involved in the murder.

Attorney calls McKeesport dentist's bond 'harsh' in assault case (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Police charged a McKeesport dentist with indecent assault after a patient said he touched her inappropriately.

'Parking rage' dentist to get psychiatric evaluation (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The "parking rage'' dentist who was arrested after he became irate because a car was blocking the entrance of a Court Street parking lot agreed yesterday to cooperate with a psychiatric evaluation although his lawyer said his client "doesn't think it's necessary.''

In Dentist’s Death, Clues Line Up After a Big Break (New York Times)
A homemade silencer with fingerprints on it and recordings of phone calls between the suspected gunman and the estranged wife of the slain man helped detectives crack a classic case.

PSI report: Convicted former dentist admitted drug offenses (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
The pre-sentence investigation, or PSI, on a retired Bartlesville dentist recently sentenced to spend six months in prison for possession and distribution of prescription drugs states that John S. Riddlebarger admitted he was guilty of the offense.

PSI report: Convicted former dentist admitted drug offenses (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
The pre-sentence investigation, or PSI, on a retired Bartlesville dentist recently sentenced to spend six months in prison for possession and distribution of prescription drugs states that John S. Riddlebarger admitted he was guilty of the offense.

"Dentist on Wheels" rolls back into town (KOTA Rapid City)
The Ronald McDonald care mobile will make pit stops across KOTA Territory and offer free dental exams to children who don't have dental insurance.

Extreme makeover — Bartlesville style: Idea by local dentist evolves into Hollywood-esque project for several health ... (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
What started as a simple idea to showcase Bartlesville’s talents from the health and beauty profession has escalated into a Hollywood-esque makeover project.

PSI report: Convicted former dentist admitted drug offenses (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
The pre-sentence investigation, or PSI, on a retired Bartlesville dentist recently sentenced to spend six months in prison for possession and distribution of prescription drugs states that John S. Riddlebarger admitted he was guilty of the offense.

The Wealthy Dentist Posts Survey Results on Dentistry and Romance: When Coworkers Get Involved (PRWeb)
Dental practice romances heat up for one in five dentists, according to a Valentine's Day survey by the Wealthy Dentist. For most, mixing business with pleasure proves to be a bad idea, but a few find lasting love. (PRWeb Feb 11, 2008) Read the full story at (link) prweb688913.htm

Cavity caps might be option for kids (The Columbus Dispatch)
Children who squirm through Novocain shots and the whir of the dentist's drill one day might find relief from across the Atlantic.

Mushers, dog teams embark on Race to the Sky (Casper Star-Tribune)
RIMINI, Mont. -- Sleeping bag, dog food, headlamp -- musher and North Dakota dentist Roger Johnson answered affirmatively Saturday as a Race to the Sky official read from a supply checklist less than an hour before the start of the Montana sled-dog competition.

AUDIO from Medialink and Colgate: A Healthy Smile - Not Just a Question for Your Dentist (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
New research suggests proper care of your teeth and gums might be important to your heart health. About 8 in 10 adults have experienced some form of gum disease. Unchecked, gingivitis, an early form of gum disease and the first stage of gum inflammation, can lead to a more serious form called periodontitis.

New Zealand deports 101-year-old Briton (Times Online)
A 102-year-old retired dentist from Hampshire and his 87-year-old wife will pass into their newly adopted country of New Zealand this weekend with a smile at passport control and, presumably, a little welcoming party.

Watchdog sides with investor (The Record)
A Glen Rock investor who said his former broker ran up commissions on his account has been awarded $64,605 in damages. The investor, dentist Robert Scherrer, won the award from Brill Securities Inc. of New York in a complaint filed with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Extreme makeover — Bartlesville style: Idea by local dentist evolves into Hollywood-esque project for several health ... (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
What started as a simple idea to showcase Bartlesville’s talents from the health and beauty profession has escalated into a Hollywood-esque makeover project.

PSI report: Convicted former dentist admitted drug offenses (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
The pre-sentence investigation, or PSI, on a retired Bartlesville dentist recently sentenced to spend six months in prison for possession and distribution of prescription drugs states that John S. Riddlebarger admitted he was guilty of the offense.

At 92, he's the picture of healthy living (Miami Herald)
Saul Weinstein, 92 Miami retired photographer WWII vet: In World War II I was a photographer with the Army Air Corp. I didn't fly but I did develop pictures. When I came home and was living in New York I got a terrific shot of Times Square on V-E Day from The New York Times building. The windows on Broadway were open, people were throwing out paper and goods. I climbed out of a dentist's office ...

Mushers, dog teams embark on Race to the Sky (Casper Star-Tribune)
RIMINI, Mont. -- Sleeping bag, dog food, headlamp -- musher and North Dakota dentist Roger Johnson answered affirmatively Saturday as a Race to the Sky official read from a supply checklist less than an hour before the start of the Montana sled-dog competition.

Elum, Bodine set sights on a Dist. 12 title repeat (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Most youngsters dread even the thought of visiting the dentist. Not Jasmine Elum, Bodine's high-scoring guard. "For some reason, I always liked going to the dentist," she said. "I guess I was fascinated by the tools, the materials, the whole process."