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Former Cosmetic Dentist Goes from Creating Smiles to Saving Energy and Helping the Earth with Electric Scooters and ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Terry Greenstein, a former dentist, wants to help people save money on gas, as well as help the environment. His solution: ride electric vehicles. His site, ElectricScootersAndBikes.com, features a myriad of prudent and fun electric scooters, bikes and ATVs.

Skip dentist, pay big later (Boston Herald)
An annual dental exam, complete with X-rays and cleaning, costs at least $125, while a complicated root canal starts at $1,100. So it's no surprise that dentists...

Girl's agonising wait for dentist (Bridlington Today)
A TEENAGER suffering from agonising toothache had to wait five days for emergency treatment – and even travelled to Hull in search of a dentist. (02/10/2008)

Dentist guilty of inadequate care (BBC News)
A Fife dentist is branded 'inadequate and unprofessional' by a General Dental Council panel.

Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens unleashes upgrades (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Jan Miller and her husband, Joe, a Columbus dentist, have been attending the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens for the past 23 years.

Pittsburg dentist cited for work with area poor (The Joplin Globe)
PITTSBURG, Kan. — It snowed 11 inches the day Dan Minnis was born, but as a testament to his tenacity, he came anyway. Minnis, a longtime Pittsburg dentist, credits that tenacity for much of the work he’s accomplished in expanding dental health care to low-income residents of Southeast Kansas.

Dentist honored at Friday luncheon (The Morning Sun)
There’s no longer a 31st Street east of North Michigan in Pittsburg. Instead, that stretch of pavement is now Minnis Drive.

Would you rather... (Daily Mirror)
... get your teeth whitened by Simon Cowell's dentist OR wear a gum shield for a week?

Ask Dr. Gott: Mouth sores not hygiene problem (The Monterey County Herald)
Dear Dr. Gott: My son had unexplained mouth sores for six months. They broke out every three weeks. He saw a dentist and periodontist, who were both unable to help. He was then referred to a dental school. Once there, the dentists immediately knew what the problem was.

Local News & Events (The Salinas Californian)
Romie Lane Dental in Salinas has welcomed a new dentist, Dr. Theresa Asbury-Falo, to the practice.

These gourds make giant jack-o'-lanterns (Denver Post)
Wheat Ridge dentist Joseph Scherber grows big pumpkins.

For beekeepers, the old way is the only way (Lake County News-Sun)
Here's the buzz on a local beekeeper: His hobby was sparked after a trip to the dentist's office. As Charles Lorence remembers it, in 1971 he had a dentist's appointment in Northbrook. "They had a copy of Mother Earth News that talked about honey, and growing and raising your own food," said Lorence. It reminded him of raising bees as a boy in Racine, Wis.

Wait for a dentist now just weeks; List was enormous (The Standard)
PUBLIC dental waiting lists in Portland have plummeted from being among the highest in Australia to the lowest in Victoria. According to the latest Australian Dental Association (ADA) report, Portl...

George Washington Bus Station Prepares for Overhaul (Gothamist)
Not everyone is thrilled about the $152 million renovation of the George Washington Bus Station approved by the Port Authority. In order to make room for more buses and additional retail space, the deal that was approved Thursday will force out the station's current tenants. Those include a credit union, dentist's office and an OTB. The Times describes the scene as "the kind of place people ...

The scarcity in silliness (Financial Times)
I was sitting in the dentist’s chair the other day having some root canal work done, and she said to me: “You work for the Financial Times, so you must know what’s going to happen to the economy. Should I be worried?”

Kehmeier charged in break-in, assault (Ravalli Republic)
A well-known Hamilton dentist was charged with felony assault and burglary after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s house Saturday morning and beating him with a contractor’s level, a telescope and his fists.

A problem with bite: Keeping your teeth healthy (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 12:40 p.m. Lauren Sprouse, 8, of Moore frowns during a fluoride treatment at the dentist office of Dr. H.J. Turner III in Spartanburg.

Simulators offer good practice for Arizona dental students (BizJournals)
When a new dentist picks up a drill for the first time with a patient, the hours of simulator training spent during college likely will serve both of them well.

Altamonte Springs dentist one of Cosmopolitan's top bachelors (Orlando Sentinel)
Single women of Central Florida take note: One of America's most eligible bachelors lives right here in Orlando.

AG sues dentist in fraud scheme (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
The attorney general's office has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Shrewsbury dentist and 14 other people and corporations, alleging that they operated high-volume dental clinics through a web of corporate fronts to exploit patients and get money from finance companies and insurers.

AG sues dentist in fraud scheme (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
The attorney general's office has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Shrewsbury dentist and 14 other people and corporations, alleging that they operated high-volume dental clinics through a web of corporate fronts to exploit patients and get money from finance companies and insurers.

AG sues dentist in fraud scheme (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
The attorney general's office has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Shrewsbury dentist and 14 other people and corporations, alleging that they operated high-volume dental clinics through a web of corporate fronts to exploit patients and get money from finance companies and insurers.

Online dentistry site intended to help people learn about dental procedures (C-Health)
For people who draw a blank when a dentist starts explaining what's going on in their mouth, there is help.

Online dentistry site intended to help people learn about dental procedures (C-Health)
For people who draw a blank when a dentist starts explaining what's going on in their mouth, there is help.

Prevent dental cavities by avoiding snacking (Saipan Tribune)
Are you one of those people who cringe every time you receive a reminder from your dental office telling you it is time for your yearly check-up? If so, you are not alone. Many people dislike dental visits and hold their breath when they see their dentist.

Prevent dental cavities by avoiding snacking (Saipan Tribune)
Are you one of those people who cringe every time you receive a reminder from your dental office telling you it is time for your yearly check-up? If so, you are not alone. Many people dislike dental visits and hold their breath when they see their dentist.

Finding dental care a challenge for many low-income families (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- Mya Lee, normally a talkative 2-year-old, fell silent in the dentist's room at Peoples Community Health Clinic.

LI man tied to Israeli corruption probe denies assault (Newsday)
Lawyer for Morris Talansky, who testified that he gave cash to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, says his client 'didn't assault' LI dentist The star witness in the corruption probe of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was in Nassau court Monday facing charges that he allegedly assaulted his octogenarian dentist.

Murder trial for state trooper postponed (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A state trooper charged with murder in the death of an Indiana County dentist will go on trial sometime next year instead of this fall

Kehmeier charged in break-in, assault (Ravalli Republic)
A well-known Hamilton dentist was charged with felony assault and burglary after allegedly breaking into a neighbor’s house Saturday morning and beating him with a contractor’s level, a telescope and his fists.

Trial for killing of Indiana County dentist delayed until next year (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A state trooper charged with murder in the death of an Indiana County dentist will go on trial sometime next year instead of this fall. Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of attacking and killing Dr.

Trial for killing of Indiana County dentist delayed until next year (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A state trooper charged with murder in the death of an Indiana County dentist will go on trial sometime next year instead of this fall. Kevin Foley, 43, is accused of attacking and killing Dr.

Son can try various ways to curb canker sores (The Standard-Times)
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Since my 26-year-old son was a child, he has suffered with numerous canker sores. He has tried every over-the-counter product and has asked every doctor and dentist he has seen for advice. Nothing works for him. Is it possible to...

AG sues dentist in fraud scheme (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
The attorney general's office has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Shrewsbury dentist and 14 other people and corporations, alleging that they operated high-volume dental clinics through a web of corporate fronts to exploit patients and get money from finance companies and insurers.

Finding dental care a challenge for many low-income families (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- Mya Lee, normally a talkative 2-year-old, fell silent in the dentist's room at Peoples Community Health Clinic.

Trial delayed until 2009 in Pa. dentist's death (Centre Daily Times)
A state trooper who lived with the estranged wife of a western Pennsylvania dentist won't stand trial on charges he killed the doctor until next year.

Game over for golf club? (The Signal)
By Jim Holt Signal Senior Writer jholt@the-signal.com 661-259-1234 x527 Posted: Oct. 6, 2008 8:56 p.m. Dr. Mehran Abbassian is a dentist when he's not golfing.

State Trooper's Trial In Dentist's Slaying Pushed Back (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A state trooper who lived with the estranged wife of a Blairsville, Indiana County, dentist won't stand trial on charges he killed the doctor until sometime in 2009.

Trial delayed until 2009 in Pa. dentist's death (Centre Daily Times)
A state trooper who lived with the estranged wife of a western Pennsylvania dentist won't stand trial on charges he killed the doctor until next year.

Never Fear: It May Be OK To Let Your Kids Gorge On Candy This Halloween (Science Daily)
Halloween can present a very scary time of year for any parent concerned about their child's oral health. One pediatric dentist says that when his daughters go trick or treating, they come back with a pretty big haul -- but he lets them enjoy as much as they want.

Dentist and staff donate care (Forest City Summit)
Story created Sep 30, 2008 - 11:37:34 CDT. There will be many more healthy smiles across the state after this weekend, thanks to the generous care of Iowa dentists and dental assistants.

Ads to the rescue as distraction from root canals (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Talk about your captive audience. Advertising is coming to the dentist's chair in the form of personal video goggles that patients wear while getting their cleaning or root canal.

Ads to the rescue as distraction from root canals (The State)
Talk about your captive audience. Advertising is coming to the dentist's chair in the form of personal video goggles that patients wear while getting their cleaning or root canal. The company behind InChairTV figures advertisers for toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash and other dental products will be willing to pay higher rates to reach people seeking distractions from dental procedures. ...

Ads to the rescue as distraction from root canals (San Francisco Chronicle)
Talk about your captive audience. Advertising is coming to the dentist's chair in the form of personal video goggles that patients wear while getting their cleaning or root canal. The company behind InChairTV figures advertisers for toothpaste, toothbrushes,...

Ads to the rescue as distraction from root canals (Las Vegas Sun)
Tue, Oct 7, 2008 (11:15 a.m.) Talk about your captive audience. Advertising is coming to the dentist's chair in the form of personal video goggles that patients wear while getting their cleaning or root canal.

Innovative Book Helps Americans Save Money at the Dentist (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
"Cure Tooth Decay" Offers Simple, Effective Ways to Take Control of Dental Health. Ramiel Nagel, author of "Cure Tooth Decay: Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition," today announced that his book can help Americans save money at the dentist - especially in this tough economic climate.

ENCINITAS: High school district candidates face off (North County Times)
ENCINITAS ---- A middle school proposed for the La Costa Valley was one of several hot topics discussed Tuesday at San Dieguito High School District candidates forum. Michael Klein, a dentist seeking a spot on the school board, said he supports build

D. Michael Brown, dentist (Baltimore Sun)
Dr. D. Michael Brown, a retired dentist who also had been on the faculty of the University of Maryland Dental School, died Saturday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The longtime Gambrills resident was 77.

GPs 'could become as hard to find as NHS dentists' (Evening Standard)
Finding a GP in London could soon be as difficult as signing up with an NHS dentist, a health expert warns. Professor Allyson Pollock said Londoners will suffer if more private companies are allowed to run GP surgeries.

Dentist and staff donate care (Forest City Summit)
Story created Sep 30, 2008 - 11:37:34 CDT. There will be many more healthy smiles across the state after this weekend, thanks to the generous care of Iowa dentists and dental assistants.