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Dentistry News 03/2008



Dentist hopes business skills will help him in Cheras battle (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: They say politics and business are incompatible.

Dentist under fire for inaccurate testimony (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
At a small-town courthouse in one of rural Mississippi's poorest counties, Dr. Michael West swore under oath that a dead girl had bite marks all over her body and that they were made by the two front teeth of the man charged with murdering her.

Retired dentist fills a new need (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Ken Johnson envisioned a free dental clinic for low-income kids; now he volunteers at the new clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

Shoreline dentist loses his license for 7 years (Seattle Times)
A Shoreline dentist has lost his license to practice for seven years, after being found to have heavily sedated a female patient who later...

N.C. dentist stuck in Cameroon amid unrest (The News & Observer)
Several North Carolina residents have been trapped in the African country of Cameroon amid riots and political unrest for almost a week.

The Hacker: My dentist and I hole monsters to put smiles back on our faces (Independent)
It may not have the beauty of the blooming of an early daffodil or the first peep at a primrose, but there's a joy to be had from the springtime flowering of hope in a hacker's heart that this could be his year.

Shoreline WA dentist loses his license for 7 years (Seattle Times)
A Shoreline dentist has lost his license to practice for seven years, after being found to have heavily sedated a female patient.

Retired dentist fills a new need (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
Ken Johnson envisioned a free dental clinic for low-income kids; now he volunteers at the new clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

Dentist office made comfortable, even fun (Chillicothe Gazette)
Infinite Smiles, a new dental practice in Powell operated by a Chillicothe High School graduate, is promising central Ohio families an innovative approach to dental treatments and patient care.

Shoreline dentist loses license for 7 years after incident (KOMO Seattle)
A Shoreline dentist has lost his license to practice for seven years, after being found to have heavily sedated a female patient.

Rowley first-graders learn how to keep their pearly whites healthy (The Daily News of Newburyport)
ROWLEY and mdash; The first-graders at Pine Grove School sat quietly and listened intently to the special visitors of the day on Tuesday and mdash; Dr. Craig Lubinsky, a dentist, and Breeann White, a dental assistant and mdash; as they described the important aspects of oral hygiene.

Mistakes down the stretch overshadow positives in 110-104 loss to Warriors (OregonLive.com)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Don't be surprised if Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan pays a visit to the dentist office today.

6News video: Learning through play (Lawrence Journal-World)
Banging sticks together while singing songs, getting familiar with the letter D, reading stories about going to the dentist - and it isn't even noon yet. It's been a busy morning for this group of four-year-olds who are part of the pre-kindergarten pilot program. In what might look like play, early childhood educators say there is lots of learning going on.

Dentist's volunteer work is noted (The Fresno Bee)
LEMOORE -- Don Siegal retired as a dentist with the U.S. Navy in 1989.

The new tooth fairy (Culpeper Star-Exponent)
In a small trailer set up beside Comet Field adjacent to Floyd T. Binns Middle School and Sycamore Park, Culpeper Dental Associates' Dr. Robert McCall peers into the mouth of Vernell St. John. It's a new experience for both patient and dentist. St. John isn't used to going to a dentist - for months she's agonized over a bad toothache because she couldn't afford dental care. McCall isn't used to ...

Dentist turns away pregnant mum (prestontoday.net)
A heavily pregnant woman was turned away from her dental check-up in Preston after being told the practice had reached its limit for NHS appointments. (03/03/2008 10:01:59)

Photographer Leonard Levy focused on life's milestones (The Salem News)
BEVERLY and mdash; Whenever somebody walked into Leonard Levy's photo studio, he had a way of making that person relax. Like the dog puppet. Levy barked so loud and so often in his basement studio to get his young subjects to smile, it was two years before the dentist upstairs realized the photographer didn't own a dog.

Dentist's testimony disputed (Hattiesburg American)
MACON - At a small-town courthouse in one of rural Mississippi's poorest counties, Dr. Michael West swore under oath that a dead girl had bite marks all over her body and that they were made by the two front teeth of the man charged with murdering her.

North State Marketplace: March 3, 2008 (The Record Searchlight)
• Redding dentist helps campaign • All Saints donates to Youth for Christ • Edward Jones adviser hosts financial seminar • How to start business is topic of college class

Lifewatch: New Dentist X-rays (WECT 6 Wilmington)
Every year, millions of people go to the dentist complaining about tooth aches.  Now, there's a new device that could mean faster relief for you.

Bail denied for trooper in slaying of Blairsville dentist (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A suspended state trooper will not be allowed to post bail while he awaits trial for the murder of Blairsville dentist John J. Yelenic.

Dentist kills himself on traffic stop (Northwest Florida Daily News)
A dentist from Alabama shot and killed himself in Bay County on Monday as a state officer tried to question him during a routine traffic stop. John Warren Jr. was pronounced dead in the cab of his truck, parked on the side of northbound U.S. 231, about a half-mile south of State 20. Authorities said they are still trying to figure out why Warren took his life. “We have no indication as to a ...

NC Dentist Back at Work After Fleeing Riots in Africa's Cameroon (WRAL.com Raleigh)
While sipping on a cup of coffee, Dr. Keith Phillips began the morning like he normally does. He flipped through several patient charts, signed off on some office paperwork, answered his cell phone periodically, and began checking his e-mail. Sitting relaxed in his office, he met briefly with his partner, Dr. Jonathan Cuthrell.

Dentist back at work after fleeing riots in Africa's Cameroon (Asheville Citizen-Times)
WINSTON-SALEM -- While sipping on a cup of coffee, Dr. Keith Phillips began the morning like he normally does. He flipped through several patient charts, signed off on some office paperwork, answered his cell phone periodically, and began checking his e-mail.

Winston-Salem dentist recalls unrest in Cameroon (Greensboro News & Record)
While sipping on a cup of coffee, Dr. Keith Phillips began the morning like he normally does. (Credit: "By ANDY MATTHEWS An AP Member Exchange ")

Opp Dentist Kills Self During Traffic Stop in Fla. Panhandle (WTVY Dothan)
Authorities say a south Alabama dentist shot and killed himself during a traffic stop in the Florida Panhandle.

BREAKING NEWS: Lee County Dentist Testifying in Federal Fraud Trial (Bristol Herald Courier)
ABINGDON, Va. - Roy Shelburne was calm on the witness stand this morning during hours of cross-examination in his federal fraud trial. The Lee County dentist is accused of performing unnecessary dental procedures on low-income patients, including children, and collecting payment multiple times for the same treatment. Shelburne was questioned today about billing at his practice, the quality and ...

Dentist Kills Self During Traffic Stop (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Authorities say a south Alabama dentist shot and killed himself during a traffic stop in the Florida Panhandle. Doctor John Warren Junior of Opp died at the scene.

Opp dentist kills self during traffic stop in Florida Panhandle (Miami Herald)
Investigators are trying to determine when an Opp dentist was last seen in his hometown and what he might have been doing in the Florida Panhandle when he shot and killed himself during a traffic stop.

Judge rejects bail request for trooper in dentist's murder (Centre Daily Times)
An Indiana County judge will not let a state trooper post bond to get out of jail while he awaits trial on charges he killed a Blairsville dentist.

Shoreline dentist's license suspended (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
State health officials and the Washington State Dental Commission suspended a Shoreline dentist's license for seven years for allegedly overmedicating a female patient and exposing her from the waist down.

Rail Hawks Announce New Team Dentist (OurSports Central)
Dr. Bobbi Stanley, of Stanley Dentistry, and The Carolina Rail Hawks, United Soccer Leagues Football Club (USL/FC), are pleased to announce that Dr. Stanley has accepted an invitation to become the official team dentist.

Woman Arrested in Threat to Brother of Slain Dentist (New York Times)
The sister of a Queens doctor who is facing charges in the killing of husband, was charged on Tuesday with threatening the victim’s brother.

Dentist's suicide still under microscope (Northwest Florida Daily News)
OPP, Ala. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine when an Opp dentist was last seen in his hometown and what he might have been doing in the Florida Panhandle when he shot and killed himself during a traffic stop.          Dr. John Warren Jr., 50, described by an associate as "very dignified,'' was pronounced dead in the cab of his Chevrolet truck Monday afternoon after what authorities ...

Trial of Lee County Dentist to Continue for Another Day Judge Rules (Bristol Herald Courier)
ABINGDON, Va. – The fraud trial of Lee County dentist Roy Silas Shelburne will continue for another day, a federal judge decided Tuesday. Closing arguments are to be held today, and the case is expected to be in the jury’s hands by lunchtime. Shelburne is accused of doing unnecessary dental work on children and double-billing for dental services. He was calm through hours of cross-examination on ...

Opp dentist's death shocks town (The Andalusia Star-News)
Members of the Opp community were devastated Monday to learn of the death of Opp dentist John Warren Jr. of a self-inflicted gun shot wound following a traffic stop in Bay County, Fla.

Jury to get fraud case of Lee County dentist (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
ABINGDON -- The fraud trial of Lee County dentist Roy Silas Shelburne will continue for another day, a federal judge decided. Closing arguments are to be held today, and the case is expected to be in the jury's hands by lunchtime. Shelburne is accused of doing unnecessary dental work on children and double-billing for dental services.

Trooper accused of killing dentist denied bond (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
INDIANA, Pa. -- An Indiana County judge will not let a state trooper post bond to get out of jail while he awaits trial on charges he killed a Blairsville dentist

Clarence McNair Named Top Dentist (The Star)
Well-known Port St. Joe native Dr. Clarence McNair was presented with a prestigious “Top Dentist” in Periodontics designation last month.

York dentist suspected of illegal distribution of pain medication (Lincoln Journal Star)
A York dentist was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally distributing pain medication. Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol executed a search warrant around noon at the office of Mark Brouillette, 622 Burlington Ave.

Dentist's license pulled for patient abandonment (The Pekin Daily Times)
Times staff writer PEKIN - Allegations made by two dental patients have led to the indefinite license suspension of a Pekin dentist.

Dentist fundraising while he works (St. Catharines Standard)
Putting the white in people’s smiles is part of the ordinary workday for St. Catharines dentist Dr. Tom Pekar. But over the next four months, Pekar’s regular routine will take a new twist. And the brighter smiles Pekar creates for his patients will be shared by hundreds of [...]

York dentist accused of illegally distributing drugs (York News-Times)
YORK -- Dr. Mark Brouillette, 48, a longtime York dentist, was arrested yesterday around noon, at his office, by officers with the Nebraska State Patrol, the York County Sheriff's Department and the York Police Department. He is accused of illicitly prescribing painkillers.

Jury deliberates in fraud case involving dentist (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
ABINGDON -- Jury deliberation continues today in the federal fraud case of Roy Silas Shelburne, a Lee County dentist accused of doing unnecessary dental work and double-billing for dental services. After four hours of considering the case Wednesday afternoon, the jurors decided to break for the night and return at 9 a.m. today. When the case was placed in the jury's hands, Shelburne and about ...

York dentist arrested, suspected of distributing pain medication (Lincoln Journal Star)
A York dentist was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of illegally distributing pain medication. Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol executed a search warrant around noon at the office of Mark Brouillette, 622 Burlington Ave.

Dallas Dentist Trains Navy Dentists on New Therapy to Treat Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The observance of Sleep Apnea Awareness Day today, March 6, has taken on new importance for Dr. Keith Thornton, third-generation Dallas dentist and recognized expert on the treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

Dentist Accused Of Firing Shots In Cookeville (WSMV Nashville)
A dentist is accused of losing his cool and firing a gun outside a Cookeville restaurant.

Slain dentist's sister-in-law charged in threat (The TimesLedger Newspapers)
Police arrested the sister of Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova, the Forest Hills woman charged with arranging the murder of her estranged husband, on charges that she threatened the slain dentist's brother, the Queens district attorney said.

BREAKING NEWS: Dentist Guilty on all Federal Counts (Bristol Herald Courier)
A federal jury has just found Lee County dentist Roy Silas Shelburne guilty on all counts of fraud. He was accused of doing unnecessary dental work and double-billing for it. After more than seven hours of deliberations over two days, the jury found Shelburne guilty of health care fraud, racketeering, structuring a transaction to avoid reporting requirements and seven counts of money laundering. ...

Pennington Gap dentist guilty of racketeering, fraud charges (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - A federal jury has found a former Pennington Gap dentist guilty on 10 felony charges, including racketeering and fraud.