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Dentistry News 03/2009



Forensic dentist defends work on Oliveaux case (The News-Star)
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Embattled forensic dentist Dr. Michael West this week defended the bite-mark identifications he's made in court that have helped put some defendants on death row in Mississippi and Louisiana.

New twist in dentist case (Belfast Telegraph)
Detectives who have charged top dentist Colin Howell with a double-murder were last night probing the sudden death of a pretty young mum. Sunday Life can reveal Alexandra Hickman-Smith, from Carrickfergus, owned a caravan at the same site where Howell had been staying after leaving his luxury home in Castlerock last year.

>Drugged up kid after dentist (Handbag.com)
I remember someone posted about him here the other month - poor kid! So funny though bless him. "Feels good!" What a weird parental thing to say.

No horsing around with rhino dentistry (Daily Liberal)
Two of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s black rhinoceros - Musi and Dongajuma - took a trip to the dentist of a different kind.

Dentist must pay (The Township Journal)
Newton — A former Andover oral surgeon was found liable in a civil suit last week that brought closure to a six-year case, and vindication for a Sparta woman.

Dentist in fourth death inquiry (BBC News)
Police are investigating another death in connection with dentist Colin Howell, who has been charged with two murders.

Dentist in fourth death inquiry (BBC News)
Police are investigating another death in connection with dentist Colin Howell, who has been charged with two murders.

Jobless, Or About To Be – And Rushing To Use Medical Benefits (Hartford Courant)
Paul Dionne began a mad dash in January to get himself and his two children in to see the doctor, the dentist and the optician.

Keeping smiles bright (MLive.com)
"Give Kids a Smile" Day was held this year on Feb. 6 at dentist offices across the country. The event is aimed at giving underserved children, ages 14 and under, access to dental care.

Child custody battle in Forest Hills dentist slay caught on tape (YourNabe.com)
Queens Supreme Court jurors got a front row seat Wednesday to a tug-of-war in a child custody battle that prosecutors say led to the murder of a Forest Hills dentist allegedly arranged by his estranged wife .

Brush those little teeth (The News-Times)
Sharp pointed objects, strange machines making scary sounds, a tall stranger wearing a mask and gloves -- young children's imaginations can run wild with anxiety about their first dental visit.That's why the earlier they see the dentist, the more their fears will be put to rest, and the more comfortable they will become with maintaining good oral hygiene, according to one local dentist.

Child custody battle in Forest Hills dentist slay caught on tape (YourNabe.com)
Queens Supreme Court jurors got a front row seat Wednesday to a tug-of-war in a child custody battle that prosecutors say led to the murder of a Forest Hills dentist allegedly arranged by his estranged wife .

Bill proposes free dental checks for SC children (The Charlotte Observer)
A bill meant to prevent toothaches from hindering South Carolina students' health and education will be debated by lawmakers this week. Students can't pay attention or study in school when their mouth hurts, said Sen. Ray Cleary, a dentist. The Murrells Inlet Republican wants students to receive free, periodic dental checks at school. "We've got children who are just not mentally alert or ...

Queens dentist Daniel Malakov was shot first in the back, examiner says (New York Daily News)
The man accused of rubbing out a Queens dentist in front of his wife and child fired his first shot into the victim's back, a medical examiner said Monday. Daniel Malakov had a wound on the left side of his back just below one of his gunshot wounds.

Georgia Dentist Earns Recognition as Top 51 Cosmetic Dentist in the World (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Thomas Oppenheim, of Thomasville, Georgia has achieved Accredited Fellow status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. This Georgia dentist joins an elite group of 51 dental professionals worldwide who have earned the AACD’s prestigious designation. Dr. Oppenheim will be recognized in a ceremony at the organization's 25th Anniversary AACD Scientific Session, held in ...

Prominent Atlanta Dentist Expands Services (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Invisalign Gains Popularity as an Alternative to Wire Braces

Detectives in dentist murder probe investigate two more deaths (Daily Telegraph)
Detectives who recently charged a dentist and his former lover with murdering their spouses 18 years ago are investigating two more deaths.

DOOMED DENTIST SHOT IN BACK: DOC (New York Post)
The assassin who gunned down a dentist in front of his terrified 4-year-old daughter in a Queens park shot him in the back, a medical examiner testified yesterday. Dr. Jason Graham, who conducted the autopsy, said a scrape on the victim's back...

PlanningBoard Considers Dentist's Controversial Zoning Request (New London Day)
Mystic - Can a dentist's office be called a hospital? That's the question the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission will consider again tonight as it

Police respond to alarm, find dentist office burglarized (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Someone kicked open a door to a Conway dentist office and rummaged through the office, according to a police report.

Child custody battle in Forest Hills dentist slay caught on tape (YourNabe.com)
Queens Supreme Court jurors got a front row seat Wednesday to a tug-of-war in a child custody battle that prosecutors say led to the murder of a Forest Hills dentist allegedly arranged by his estranged wife .

Slain Dentist Murder Trial Goes to the Defense (Gothamist)
Murder suspect Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova (top); her ex-husband, murder victim Daniel Malakov, with their daughter Michelle (bottom) Nearly a year and a half after a dentist was gunned down in a Queens playground while handing off his young daughter to his estranged wife, the prosecution has rested their case. Daniel Malakov had been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute with his wife ...

State board revokes Gillette dentist’s license (The Gillette News-Record)
The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners voted to revoke the license of Gillette dentist Michele Hand on Monday evening in a 4-1 vote. It is the first revocation the board has issued in the past decade.

Ex-wife of murdered dentist Daniel Malakov testifies about his death (New York Daily News)
The ex-wife of murdered dentist Daniel Malakov Tuesday tearfully denied hiring a hitman to gun down her husband on a Queens playground.

Pa. Trooper Accused Of Killing Lover's Wealthy Dentist Husband (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A love triangle that led to a dentist's death is finally going to trial. State police say Kevin Foley was living with the soon-to-be ex-wife -- the heir to Dr. John Yelenic's million-dollar fortune in Indiana County.

Months-Long Wait to See the Dentist (WHSV Harrisonburg)
Some adults in Augusta County are having to wait a long time to get work done by a dentist at the Augusta Regional Dental Clinic.

Kenai dentist gets 5 years for tax evasion (Anchorage Daily News)
A Kenai dentist who failed to pay more than a half-million dollars in taxes has been sentenced to five years in prison following his conviction on four counts of tax evasion, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Alaska dentist gets 5 years on tax fraud (KTUU Anchorage)
Associated Press - March 3, 2009 9:14 PM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 61-year-old Alaska dentist will serve five years in a federal prison for trying to avoid more than $575,000 in federal...

Alaska dentist gets 5 years on tax fraud (KTVN Reno)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 61-year-old Alaska dentist will serve five years in a federal prison for trying to avoid more than $575,000 in federal taxes, including taking a deduction for a Las Vegas house of prostitution as a business expense.

Alaska dentist gets 5 years on tax fraud (KTVF Fairbanks)
A 61-year-old Alaska dentist will serve five years in a federal prison for trying to avoid more than $575,000 in federal taxes, including taking a deduction for a Las Vegas...

Longtime dentist trying to bring attention to high school dropout rate (The Pantagraph)
NORMAL -- A longtime McLean County dentist and one-time congressional candidate is transitioning away from his dental practice to bring attention to the nation’s high school dropout rate.

Longtime dentist trying to bring attention to high school dropout rate (The Pantagraph)
NORMAL -- A longtime McLean County dentist and one-time congressional candidate is transitioning away from his dental practice to bring attention to the nation’s high school dropout rate.

Dentist moving beyond practice to bring attention to high school dropout rate (WQAD Moline)
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A McLean County dentist and congressional candidate in 2000 has decided to cut back on practicing dentistry and instead concentrate on bringing attention to the nation s high school dropout rate.

Dentist wants to curb high school dropout rate (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - A McLean County dentist and congressional candidate in 2000 has decided to cut back on practicing dentistry and instead concentrate on bringing attention to the nationÂ’s high school dropout rate.

Stonington Commission Denies Bid To Make Dentist's House A 'Hospital' (New London Day)
Mystic — The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday night to deny a controversial application by Mystic dentist Sally Vail and her husband,

PZC rejects hospital designation for Mystic dentist (New London Day)
Mystic - The Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-1 Tuesday night to deny a controversial application by Mystic dentist Sally Vail and

Local dentist whitening teeth to benefit children’s charities (Estes Park Trail Gazette)
Smile, it’s time again for the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life campaign. This March through June, the local Crown Council dentist, Dr. Daniel Rauk, is offering teeth whitening services at a significantly reduced price, and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to help children in need in communities throughout North America.

Board revokes Gillette dentist's license (Billings Gazette)
GILLETTE - The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners has revoked the license of a Gillette dentist.

Dentist Wants To Curb High School Dropout Rate (WIFR Rockford)
A McLean County dentist and congressional candidate in 2000 has decided to cut back on practicing dentistry and instead concentrate on bringing attention to the nation

Alaska dentist gets five years in tax fraud case (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
ANCHORAGE - A 61-year-old Alaska dentist will serve five years in a federal prison for trying to avoid more than $575,000 in federal taxes, including taking a deduction for a Las Vegas house of prostitution as a business expense.

Prosecutor claims wife of slain dentist Daniel Malakov turned daughter against him (New York Daily News)
A Queens prosecutor on Wednesday accused the ex-wife of murdered dentist Daniel Malakov of poisoning their daughter against him.

Prominent Grove dentist dies at 84 (Miami News-Record)
Dr. Harry Wells Halterman, a Delaware County dentist and civic leader, died Saturday. He was 84. You must be a Registered User to view the rest of the story.

Ex-Wife Denies Hiring Hit Man To Kill NYC Dentist (WCBS-TV New York)
The ex-wife of murdered dentist Daniel Malakov has denied hiring a hit man to gun down her husband on a Queens playground. Testifying for the first time Tuesday, Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova said she had nothing to do with her husband's murder. The 34-year-old Malakov was shot dead in October 2007 while delivering his daughter for a supervised visit with her mother.

Dentist Pleads Guilty in Bathroom Videos (FOX 26 Houston)
A dentist must serve 30 days in jail and four year's probation for videotaping people using the bathroom at his clinic.

Child custody battle in Forest Hills dentist slay caught on tape (YourNabe.com)
Queens Supreme Court jurors got a front row seat Wednesday to a tug-of-war in a child custody battle that prosecutors say led to the murder of a Forest Hills dentist allegedly arranged by his estranged wife .

Jury Selection Begins In Dentist Murder Trial (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Jury selection started in the trial of a Pennsylvania State Trooper accused of killing a Blairsville dentist.  Kevin Foley was suspended after he was charged in the murder of Dr. John Yelenic.

McLean County dentist headed for high school (WIFR Rockford)
Cavaties and drills are out for one McLean County dentist, as he re-focuses on high school.

Dentist trying to bring attention to high school dropout rate (The Pantagraph)
NORMAL -- A longtime McLean County dentist and one-time congressional candidate is transitioning away from his dental practice to bring attention to the nation’s high school dropout rate.

Board revokes Gillette dentist's license (Billings Gazette)
GILLETTE - The Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners has revoked the license of a Gillette dentist.

North Iowa Dentist Agrees to Fine & Suspension (KIMT Mason City)
MASON CITY, IA—A North Iowa dentist is denying he did anything wrong. But Dr. Peter Vidal is agreeing to several restrictions to settle his case with the Iowa Dental Board.