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Dentistry News 08/2008



Doctor, dentist admit aiding each other's drug habits (KING5 Seattle)
Jacob Kerst and Keith Levitt admitted in federal court Thursday they wrote prescriptions for one another.Both part of drug abuse program

Spokane dentist faces another legal challenge (The Spokesman-Review)
A Spokane dentist under investigation in the unreported death of a Spokane man last year also is in the defendant’s chair in a Spokane County Superior Court malpractice trial, where he’s accused of leaving a 29-year old Spokane woman disabled after a series of jaw surgeries.

NHS dentist row over sacking clause (Channel 4)
A dentists' union is launching a legal challenge after the Government decided to appeal against a judicial ruling that dentists cannot be sacked without reason.

Dentists suspended after principal's root canal death (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago school principal went into cardiac arrest during root canal surgery The licenses of two dentist brothers have been suspended in connection with the death of a Chicago school principal during routine root canal surgery in December, state officials said Friday.

Carroll County Dentist Has Several Battery Charges Dropped (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A Carroll County dentist, charged with hitting his patients, is now saying he was justified and acted in self-defense. Dr. Gordon Austin is charged with hitting eight different patients, including a child.

Carroll County Dentist Has Several Battery Charges Dropped (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A Carroll County dentist, charged with hitting his patients, is now saying he was justified and acted in self-defense. Dr. Gordon Austin is charged with hitting eight different patients, including a child.

Carroll County Dentist Claims Self-Defense in Battery Charges (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A Carroll County dentist, charged with hitting his patients, is now saying he was justified and acted in self-defense. Dr. Gordon Austin is charged with hitting eight different patients, including a child.

Carroll County Dentist Has Several Battery Charges Dropped (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A Carroll County dentist is claiming self defense after being accused of hitting his patients during surgery.

Charleston dentist still practicing after 50 years (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON — After 50 years on the job, Dr. Robert Blagg said he still enjoys his dentistry practice.

Charleston dentist still practicing after 50 years (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON — After 50 years on the job, Dr. Robert Blagg said he still enjoys his dentistry practice.

Slain dentist's wife sentenced to life (Orlando Sentinel)
After 15 years on Florida's death row, Virginia Larzelere has been spared the death penalty. Larzelere, 55, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for her role in the 1991 murder of her husband, Dr. Norman Larzelere. She won the chance for a new sentence after the Florida Supreme Court ruled her attorneys failed to present key evidence during the penalty phase. Circuit Judge Joseph G. Will ...

Distric Attorney wants death penalty in dentist murder case 11:18 AM (WCNC Charlotte)
Three suspects charged in connection to the murder of a Salisbury dentist could be put to death if convicted. Candice Drye, Christopher Boyd and Jonathan Barnett are accused of killing Dr. David Boyd. Boyd was found bound and strangled in his Rowan County home in June.

Dartmouth dentist, new MDS president, wants more access to dental services for less advantaged (The Standard-Times)
DARTMOUTH — Dr. Milton A. Glicksman, the new president of the Massachusetts Dental Society, said "huge numbers of workplace hours" are lost each year because of dental disease.

Charleston dentist still practicing after 50 years (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON — After 50 years on the job, Dr. Robert Blagg said he still enjoys his dentistry practice.

Volunteering for a vacation (The Pantagraph)
There's no need to pull teeth to get retired dentist Rick Martin to pack his bags. Just tell him someone needs volunteers somewhere to help somehow and he's on his way.

Niagara Honor Roll / Achievers and achievements (The Buffalo News)
• Dr. RobJenkins joined Niagara Cerebral Palsy in the organization's Article 28 Dental Clinic on July 1. He is the son of a dentist, a Western New York native and 2007 graduate of the University at Buffalo Dental School. He has worked in private practice at Erie County Medical Center and at several local nursing homes and will be accepting new patients in the clinic. For more information or to ...

Hamilton, Cureton honored at Main Street supper (Greenville Advocate)
A willing "behind the scenes" volunteer and a longtime dentist were honored for the positive difference they have made in their community Tuesday night during the annual Main Street Summer Supper downtown at The Chef's Table.

Scientists develop ultra-sensitive optical protein sensor, a first for a salivary diagnostic test (News-Medical-Net)
For people who dislike needles, medical tests that require a drop of saliva instead of a vial of blood will one day make a trip to a doctor or dentist much easier. But as scientists now construct the first of these saliva tests for early signs of cancer and other diseases, they continue to push the technological envelope in interesting ways.

Dentist helps young patients to have no fear (BizJournals)
Dr. Steve Velez’s patient had to have an X-ray and her teeth cleaned, but the daunting dental instruments and fear of pain was the last thing on her mind because she was too busy comparing her muscles with her brother’s during the blood pressure test, joking with her dentist and telling him stories about the latest Hannah Montana episode.

Volunteering for a vacation (The Pantagraph)
There's no need to pull teeth to get retired dentist Rick Martin to pack his bags. Just tell him someone needs volunteers somewhere to help somehow and he's on his way.

Fewer dentists accept Medicaid patients (The Salt Lake Tribune)
By the time Medicaid patient Tawnee Wood got an appointment at the Community Dental Center in Smithfield, she'd dialed at least a dozen other dentist's offices - all over the state.

Rare cancer took Ruth, dentist says (The Journal News)
Everybody who knows anything about baseball history and the lore of the Yankees knows about the death of Babe Ruth and his bittersweet farewell to the Yankee faithful.

Albert Leatherman was dentist in Lorain -- Obituary (The Plain Dealer)
UPDATED: 04 :48 a.m. EDT, August 04, 2008 Twins Julie and Lisa York watch the candy they are tossing sail into the crowd lining Ravenna Rd. during the annual Twins Day Festival parade on Sat. August 2, 2008.

Scientists Develop Sensitive Salivary Sensor (Kansas City InfoZine)
For people who dislike needles, medical tests that require a drop of saliva instead of a vial of blood will one day make a trip to a doctor or dentist much easier. But as scientists now construct the first of these saliva tests for early signs of cancer and other diseases, they continue to push the technological envelope in interesting ways.

Our Services (KTRE-TV East Texas)
Conscious Sedation Anxious? Afraid of the dentist? Fear no more! Comfort, low stress, and faster healing are just some of the benefits of conscious sedation.

Volunteering for a vacation (The Pantagraph)
There's no need to pull teeth to get retired dentist Rick Martin to pack his bags. Just tell him someone needs volunteers somewhere to help somehow and he's on his way.

IRS to dentist: This is not a drill (The Aspen Times)
ASPEN - A local dentist is butting heads with the Internal Revenue Service, apparently is refusing to comply with an audit.

Correction: Dentist's Office Death (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - In an August First story about a Chicago patient's death during a root canal, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, misspelled the first name of 1 of the dentists.

Dentist pleads guilty of racketeering (Pensacola News Journal)
Dentist accused of having sex with teen awaits sentencing after he pleads guilty to racketeering.

Local News (Lethbridge Herald)
Root canals on four-legged animals may not be standard veterinarian procedure for smaller centres like Lethbridge, but Jo Terry only had to look to Dr. David Malmberg, a local dentist, to help out her family’s pet, named Pacey.

Volunteering for a vacation (The Pantagraph)
There's no need to pull teeth to get retired dentist Rick Martin to pack his bags. Just tell him someone needs volunteers somewhere to help somehow and he's on his way.

Dentist in sex case enters racketeering plea (Pensacola News Journal)
Dentist accused of having sex with teen awaits sentencing after he pleads guilty to racketeering.

Downtown duplex catches fire (Newark Advocate)
NEWARK -- Debbie Moss was coming home from the dentist Monday afternoon when she saw smoke coming out the back of her house.

Longtime dentist bids goodbye (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
CORINTH - Who will be entrusted with the dental care for 6-year-old Chloe Browning is not known yet.

West Palm Beach attorney in Florida's anti-tobacco lawsuit dies at 78 (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Palm Beach attorney Robert Montgomery Jr., who represented the state of Florida in a landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies, has died. He was 78. He also represented Kimberly Bergalis in a notorious 1990 case in which she claimed she contracted HIV/AIDS from her dentist.

Jimmy Wayne’s Words of Wisdom (Great American Country)
Aug. 1, 2008 — Jimmy Wayne had just ended a gruesome visit to the dentist for oral surgery when he got the news that his current single, "Do You Believe Me Now," had reached the Top 10 on the national country charts. "Entering the Top 10 sure beats getting your wisdom teeth pulled," he said with a laugh, which hopefully didn’t hurt too much.

Dentist: Rare cancer took Babe Ruth (Daily Record)
WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - Anybody who knows anything about baseball history and the lore of the New York Yankees knows about the death of Babe Ruth and his bittersweet farewell to the Yankee faithful.

Bolivian Referendum Points Up Clashing Visions (Washington Post)
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia, Aug. 5 -- Henrri Zeballos, a lawyer, and his wife, a dentist, gathered the kids in their minivan for a Sunday-morning drive through their home town of Santa Cruz.

Man sues over pulled teeth (UPI)
LOUISBURG, N.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A Bunn, N.C., man claims his dentist committed malpractice when he failed to give back four teeth that were pulled in 2005.

Injuries hamper hockey women (Stuff)
Black Sticks skipper Lizzy Igasan is back on her feet after a visit to a Chinese dentist but alarm bells are still ringing in the women's hockey team because of a right hamstring injury to their other world class player Kayla Sharland.

User Login (Weekly Dig)
After seeing a newspaper in his dentist's office with a picture showing the future World Trade Center being built, Philippe Petit decided one day he would (illegally) tight rope walk between the two soon-to-be tallest buildings in America.

Plaintiff: 'I would have never trusted him' (The Spokesman-Review)
As her lawyers wrapped up their side of a malpractice case Tuesday against Spokane dentist Dr. Patrick Collins, 29-year-old Kimberly Kallestad testified that Collins assured her he’d never had a bad outcome – and that she was the only patient who’d complained of severe pain after a series of major jaw surgeries.

Local dentist wins state ed board primary (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
For the second time, Topekan Bob Meissner is headed for a general election battle for a seat on the Kansas State Board of Education.

Dentist: Babe Ruth didn't have throat cancer (Detroit Free Press)
WESTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Anybody who knows anything about baseball history and the lore of the New York Yankees knows about the death of Babe Ruth and his bittersweet farewell to the Yankee faithful.

Dentist wins local district handily (Lawrence Journal-World)
Control of the State Board of Education and the fate of evolution in the classroom could be in the hands of Lawrence voters in November.

Woman won't face death penalty in dentist's murder (WCNC Charlotte)
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty in the case of 23-year-old Candice Drye, one of three people accused of murdering a Salisbury dentist in his country club home.

Police apologize to dentist: City (Daily Herald)
Police have apologized to Dr. Kobena Anaman for an incident in January 2007 in which Anaman accused City Police of racial profiling.

Woman Charged with Murdering Salisbury Dentist in Court (WBTV Charlotte)
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Woman Charged In Dentist's Slaying Won't Face Death Penalty (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
SALISBURY, N.C. -- A woman accused of killing a dentist in Salisbury will not face the death penalty. Candice Drye is one of the three charged with murder in the slaying of Dr. David Boyd in June. She made an appearance in court Wednesday morning.

Davie County Woman Avoids Death Penalty In Dentist's Slaying (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Prosecutors will not be seeking the death penalty against a Davie County woman charged in connection with the slaying death of a Salisbury dentist last month, Charlotte affiliate WCNC reported.