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Dentistry News 01/2009



Chinese Dentist: ‘Spectacular, just like it’s name’ (The Epoch Times)
Mr. Mao, a Chinese dentist from the Los Angeles area, said that the overall performance was "awesome and spectacular, just like it’s name.”

In dense Gaza, civilians suffer (International Herald Tribune)
Despite the precision of their strikes, Israeli missiles have splintered families and shattered homes of civilians in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas on Earth.

Accused dentist wants the media locked out (The Sacramento Bee)
Mark Anderson is charged with sexual battery. Only family and friends knew of one court date. A Woodland dentist accused of fondling more than a dozen female patients has asked a judge to bar the media from covering his trial. Jury selection in the trial of Mark Anderson is scheduled to start next week in Yolo Superior Court. Opening statements are expected in mid-January. In the ...

Gervais has a 'Ghost' of a chance (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
After playing an imbecilic boss in "The Office" and a fame-seeking actor in "Extras," Ricky Gervais takes the lead on the big-screen with this supernatural romance about a man who sees dead people - and is dying to get rid of them. Gervais plays an anti-social dentist whose near-death experience during surgery makes him a magnet for ghosts demanding favors - including a slimy guy (Greg Kinnear) ...

In Dense Gaza, Civilians Suffer (New York Times)
Despite the precision of the strikes, Israel?s missiles have splintered families and shattered homes in one of the most densely populated areas on Earth.

Sponsored by: (The Journal News)
MAHOPAC - A Katonah man faces a host of felony charges for dealing anabolic steroids in the Mahopac section of Carmel, police said today. More YORKTOWN - A Putnam Valley woman is due in town court tonight to answer charges that she stole more than $3,000 from her employer, a Yorktown dentist, police said today.

Comment on this article (Baltimore City Paper)
Dr. George Shepley is one of a kind. Not only is he a great dentist, but he’s also active, civic-minded, and lauded among his peers. Shepley shows total dedication not only to the field of dentistry, but also to his urge to make a difference in the world.

USC dentist links Fosomax-type drugs to jaw necrosis (EurekAlert!)
( University of Southern California ) Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry, release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to the report appearing in ...

Dentist Links Fosomax-type Drugs to Jaw Necrosis (Newswise)
Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to the report appearing in the January 1 Journal of the American ...

Accused dentist wants the media locked out (The Daily Democrat)
A Woodland dentist accused of fondling more than a dozen female patients has asked a judge to bar the media from covering his trial. Jury selection in the trial of Mark Anderson is scheduled to start next week in Yolo Superior Court. Opening statements are expected in mid-January.

New Pediatric Dentist (Garden City News)
Amy Planz, a 1994 graduate of Garden City High School has recently passed her Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry. She is now a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Amy completed her undergraduate degree at Boston College followed by dental school at the University of Maryland.

Polson plunges into the new year, a la polar bears Posted on Jan. 1 (Missoulian)
POLSON - Go ahead and ring out the old year. Here, a couple hundred people prefer to wash it off. As snow fell Thursday and the sign at First Citizens Bank up on the hill above Riverside Park showed a temperature of 27 degrees, Polson dentist Dave Bull began the countdown.

Media Could Be Banned From Courtroom During Dentist's Trial (FOX40 Sacramento)
WOODLAND - A Woodland Dentist accused of fondling patients is getting ready to stand trial, and his lawyer wants the media banned from the courtroom. Mark Anderson's lawyer has filed a motion with Yolo County Superior Court asking that all media be excluded from all trial proceedings.  First Amendment attorneys will get a chance to challenge the motion on Monday. The trial is expected to get ...

Polson plunges into the new year, a la polar bears Posted on Jan. 1 (Missoulian)
POLSON - Go ahead and ring out the old year. Here, a couple hundred people prefer to wash it off. As snow fell Thursday and the sign at First Citizens Bank up on the hill above Riverside Park showed a temperature of 27 degrees, Polson dentist Dave Bull began the countdown.

Dental care for your child (Hampton Union)
As a mother and practicing dentist, I am frequently asked for advice from friends regarding their children's teeth and dental health. While usually a quick, simple answer would suffice, I welcome these questions as an opportunity to educate parents about...

Try some peanut butter for that toothache (Bluffton Today)
BT reporter Stephanie Ingersoll’s mouth hurts and no dentist was available over the New Year’s holiday. She asked for help and, maybe, got a bit from BT’s faithful bloggers. Join in at www.blufftontoday.com/node/26245.

Surgical cure for sinusitis (Deccan Herald)
A patient with sinusitis can have such varied symptoms that he may mistakenly visit the physician, paediatrician, ophthalmologist, dentist or neurologist!

Retired dentist accused of extorting his divorce lawyer (KTBS Shreveport)
A retired dentist has been arrested in Natchitoches on charges he unlawfully pressured an attorney to finalize his divorce. Walter B. Atkinson, 59, who is from Baton Rouge but now lives in Natchitoches, was booked by sheriff's deputies on two counts each of extortion and defamation. Sheriff Victor Jones said the alleged victim was a Natchitoches attorney who was handling Atkinson's divorce. The ...

Local Dentist Once Again Hands Out Tree Saplings (The Suncoast News Pasco)
Going green is more than just a slogan for a local dentist. Once again, Dr. Garland Forbes has given away thousands of tree saplings to be planted in West Pasco yards.

Small cancer risk reported with bone-strengthening drugs (Los Angeles Times)
The FDA mentions a few dozen cases of esophageal cancer in patients who took Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva. And a dentist sees a high incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw. The family of bone-strengthening drugs called bisphosphonates -- best known by the brand names Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva -- pose a small risk of causing esophageal cancer, a Food and Drug Administration official reported ...

Local dentists bring smiles to uninsured Iowans (The Fort Dodge Messenger)
A man stepped away from Dr. Nick Drzycimski's dentist's chair with a boost of confidence, certain that he would be able to get a new job with his sparkling new smile.

No dentist at Sando (Trinidad Express)
Patients in need of dental treatment at the San Fernando General Hospital were yesterday sent to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope because of the absence, on leave, of the lone dentist at the San Fernando hospital.

Cops nab The Dentist (The Ottawa Sun)
UFC fighter Josh "The Dentist" Neer was arrested after allegedly driving while intoxicated and being involved in a high-speed chase with police. Neer, scheduled to take on Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17, was arrested after reportedly hitting a police car and fleeing. There was a 15-minute police chase that followed the New Year's Day incident. Neer has posted bail.

Small cancer risk reported with bone-strengthening drugs (Los Angeles Times)
The FDA mentions a few dozen cases of esophageal cancer in patients who took Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva. And a dentist sees a high incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw. The family of bone-strengthening drugs called bisphosphonates -- best known by the brand names Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva -- pose a small risk of causing esophageal cancer, a Food and Drug Administration official reported ...

A look back at the best Christian music of the year (Lansing State Journal)
A few decades ago, Christian rock pioneer Steve Taylor penned a line that is exceedingly appropriate to faith-based pop: "If your music's saying nothing, save it for the dentist's chair."

North state marketplace briefs: Jan. 3, 2009 (The Record Searchlight)
Exchange Club receives grant Dentist earns AAID associate fellowship Retirement facility opens doors Security One hosts lecture Construction class offered at college Plastic containers accepted at event

Humanitarian crisis escalates as civilians reel under Israeli onslaught (The Scotsman)
THE dentist stood at the bedside of his good friend Ehab Madhoun, 32,

People making news (Detroit Free Press)
Dr. Jeff Haddad, a dentist at Rochester Advanced Dentistry in downtown Rochester, was named Young Professional of the Year by the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce. The award announcement was made at the Sunrise Pinnacle Awards Breakfast at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. The Sunrise Pinnacle Awards is the greater Rochester community's pre-eminent celebration of the area's visionary ...

Le Roy on yet another mission (Aljazeera)
The shock of wild blonde hair is the first thing you notice. Then comes the big smile and arguably the most unruly set of front teeth ever to be ignored by a dentist.

New year offers plethora of gardening learning activities (The Vicksburg Post)
Happy New Year! I truly hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. In spite of having to replace a water heater and having to make an unexpected trip to the dentist for a chipped tooth, I really enjoyed the last couple of weeks.

Future of Dentures in Fast Decay (Washington Post)
As long as there are hockey players, there will be niche markets for false teeth. But the real news about the future of dentures is that there isn't much of one. Toothlessness has declined 60 percent in the United States since 1960. Baby boomers will be the first generation in human history typic...

Selling smiles in a downturn (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
Cosmetic dentist keeps his pearly whites business in the black

Dentist Links Fosomax-type Drugs To Jaw Necrosis (Medical News Today)
Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis.

New year offers plethora of gardening learning activities (The Vicksburg Post)
Happy New Year! I truly hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. In spite of having to replace a water heater and having to make an unexpected trip to the dentist for a chipped tooth, I really enjoyed the last couple of weeks.

Federal appeals court to hear arguments about Neches River refuge, reservoir (The Longview News-Journal)
Jacksonville dentist Michael Banks has a sweet tooth for nature, but he says he'll be patient as an appellate court in New Orleans decides the fate of some 25,000 acres of East Texas wildlife.

Preparation can ease a child's fear of the dentist (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
For children, opening up and saying "aaah" for a dentist can be fun and educational, but it also can bring on an "aaah" reaction of fear.

Bid Dropped To Exclude Media From Trial (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
Media will not be excluded from the trial of a Woodland dentist accused of fondling several of his female patients.

Judge Rejects Media Ban in Dentist Trial (News10 Sacramento)
A Woodland dentist accused of molesting patients has withdrawn a controversial motion to bar reporters from the trial.

New Dentist Taking Over Clinic (NBC 29 Charlottesville)
Thousands of low income dental patients now have a new dentist in Greene County.

Jury being tapped for trial of Sussex dentist accused of groping patients (The Star-Ledger)
Jury selection began today for a Sussex County dentist accused in a civil lawsuit of groping five female patients while they were under anesthesia for oral surgery. Just prior to the start of jury selection, Superior Court Judge Edward Gannon...

Anderson withdraws media ban request (The Daily Democrat)
The attorney representing Woodland dentist Mark Anderson, who is accused of groping 27 female patients, withdrew a request Monday to ban all media from upcoming trial proceedings.

Motion to exclude media dropped (The Sacramento Bee)
A Woodland dentist accused of inappropriately touching 14 female patients dropped his effort Monday to exclude the media from his trial. Mark K. Anderson was indicted by a grand jury in October 2007 on 20 felony counts of sexual battery. His trial in Yolo Superior Court is expected to start later this month. At a hearing before Judge Stephen L. Mock, Anderson's lawyer, Michael Rothschild, ...

Local land tied up in 3 Hebrews case (The Times and Democrat)
In April 2007, Orangeburg dentist Dr. David Hutto, along with brothers A.J. and Robert, sold approximately 20 acres of land on U.S. 601 for about $1.5 million to the Daniel Development Group.

Dr. Eric Offenbacher, Mozart scholar, dies at 96 (Seattle Times)
Eric Offenbacher, renown Mozart scholar and retired dentist, died in Seattle on Monday, Jan. 5, at age 96.

Woodland dentist drops effort to bar media from trial (The Sacramento Bee)
A Woodland dentist abandoned his request Monday to exclude the media from his trial on charges of sexual battery against female patients. Mark Anderson, 49, is expected to face a jury later this month in Yolo Superior Court. His lawyer, Michael Rothschild, said at Monday's hearing that a lawyer for The Bee, Charity Kenyon, had convinced him the request was "far too broad and not legally ...

Teeth gnash over wait to see dentists (Toowoomba Chronicle)
WHEN pensioner Col Bowman was told it would be 30 months before a public dentist could check his 11 remaining teeth, he nearly fainted.

Dentists' molest trial to be kept open (The Daily Democrat)
The attorney representing Woodland dentist Mark Anderson, who is accused of groping 27 female patients, has withdrawn a motion to ban all media from upcoming trial proceedings at the Yolo County Superior Court.

Dentist appointments as rare as hen's teeth (Toowoomba Chronicle)
WHEN pensioner Col Bowman was told it would be 30 months before a public dentist could check his 11 remaining teeth, he nearly fainted.

Dentist travels to Peru (Franklin Park Herald-Journal)
Most people leave their work behind when they go on vacation. Dentist Keith P. Rojek traveled for 25 hours to practice his profession without pay.

The Investigator: Dentist on probation named in toxic teeth lawsuit (WKYC Cleveland)
CLEVELAND -- A Ravenna woman is suing Aspen Dental, accusing the dental chain of using dental work that contained toxic materials.