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One in three can't find an NHS dentist - and half can't afford one (Daily Mail)
One in three can't find an NHS dentist - and half can't afford one

Perkins Township dentist offers a day of free dental care Friday (The Sandusky Register)
PERKINS TWP. People will walk out of dentist Lata Stefano’s office smiling this Friday, and not just because their teeth will be clean.

Preliminary Hearing Set For City Dentist (The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record)
HARRISONBURG - A Harrisonburg dentist accused of dozens of felonies related to a prescription fraud scheme was ordered Monday to return to court in May for a preliminary hearing.

Dentist who sent threatening letter to be sentenced today (Detroit Free Press)
A Bloomfield Hills dentist who pleaded guilty in February to felony ethnic intimidation is scheduled for sentencing this afternoon.

Sentencing today for dentist who sent threatening letter (Detroit Free Press)
A Bloomfield Hills dentist who pleaded guilty in February to felony ethnic intimidation is scheduled for sentencing this afternoon.

3 burned, 1 seriously at Southwest Austin dentist office (CBS 42 Austin)
Three people have been burned at a dentist office in Southwest Austin.

Local dentist makes house calls (KTNV Las Vegas)
House calls used to be common practice for doctors, but now a local dentist is making home visits his standard method of operation.

3 burned in dentist office fire, 1 critically (AP via Yahoo! News)
Officials say an equipment fire at an Austin, Texas, dental office has burned three employees, including one who is critically injured.

Dentist's protest stirs a tempest in a tea bag (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Green tea mailed to the Manchester office of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter prompted the evacuation of the office yesterday. "Really, I didn't think it was a big deal," said Michael Yannetti of Pelham, who sent the tea.

Hastings dentist becomes toothpaste spokeswoman (Lincoln Journal Star)
HASTINGS — A Hastings dentist has turned a failed attempt to get fluoride into her city’s water into a gig as a national spokeswoman for a toothpaste company.

Dentist in the chair (The Australian)
QUEENSLAND LNP leader John-Paul Langbroek knows he has to prove himself a worthy leader to remain in the job.

Take your baby to the dentist (Belleville Intelligencer)
An early visit to the dentist could save parents hundreds of dollars in dental bills for their babies, say oral health experts with the local health unit. And if you use a sippy cup for baby, fill it with water at bed time.[...]

Dentist charged with sexual assault (BigPond News)
A Sydney dentist has been charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls after complaints dating back to September last year.

Dentist Accuses Local Radio Host Of Taking Ad Money (KGTV San Diego)
A local dentist says a radio talk show host promised to advertise his practice on the air but never aired his ad, even though he paid.

'David after dentist' YouTube video is hilarious, not exploitative (Baylor Lariat)
It's not everyday one can say that three words changed his or her life. No, I'm not talking about the phrase "I love you," but rather "David after dentist."

Hastings dentist becomes toothpaste spokeswoman (Lincoln Journal Star)
HASTINGS — A Hastings dentist has turned a failed attempt to get fluoride into her city’s water into a gig as a national spokeswoman for a toothpaste company.

Dentist charged with sexual offence (BigPond News)
A Sydney dentist has been charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls after complaints dating back to September last year.

Russian dentist accidentally kills 3-year-old with cotton wool (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - A three-year-old boy choked to death in a dental surgery in the Russian Volga city of Samara after swallowing a piece of cotton wool, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported on Thursday.

Making my dentist smile (The Japan Times)
My very first kiss was not from a girl but from a Rawlings baseball. The Little League diamond was strewn with the pop flies I had muffed. "OK, Dillon," snarled my coach. "This one, you catch!" Read the full story

Bayside dentist assists in stem cell research (YourNabe.com)
A Bayside dentist is collaborating with a Manhattan organization on a process during which stem cells from extracted teeth are stored for as long as 20 years in case they are needed to grew tissue or fend off diseases at a later time.

Contract approved for county jail dentist (Marin Independent Journal)
Dentist Susan Protzel will provide dental care to Marin County Jail and Juvenile Hall inmates this year under a $52,800 contract approved by county supervisors.

Toronto-based dentist wins torturous desert race (Toronto Star)
A Toronto-based Canadian Forces dentist has won a gruelling weeklong, 250 kilometre footrace across Chile’s Atacama Desert beating out more experienced runners from more than two dozen countries including several Olympians.

Avoid the pain: Get your teeth into dental insurance (Independent)
We may be entitled to NHS dentistry, but only a lucky few are able to find a dentist willing to take on new patients, according to Simplyhealth's annual dental survey. The research shows that one in three Britons has struggled to find an NHS dentist, leaving many with no choice but to pay for expensive private care or even miss out on treatment altogether. The survey also revealed that more ...

The dentist (Yakima Herald-Republic)
Dr. Lyle Bonny gives a patient a filling at his Terrace Heights clinic on March 18, 2009. This feature is under development and will be available soon.

Licence to thrill - dentist opens 007 gadgets museum (BBC News)
A new museum dedicated to the gadgets and cars of fictional secret agent James Bond opens to the public in Cumbria.

Toronto dentist wins 250k desert foot race (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
Sara Madhavi said she gave a letter to her husband, Capt. Mehmet Danis, just before he flew off to participate in a gruelling, week-long, 250-kilometre foot race across a Chilean desert with instructions to open it only the night before the big race.

Canadian dentist wins gruelling, 250km race across Chilean desert (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - After completing a gruelling, week-long, 250-kilometre foot race across the rugged terrain of the Chilean desert in 37 C temperatures most people - if they finished the race at all - would probably collapse with exhaustion.

T.O. dentist wins 250km race across Chilean desert (CTV Toronto)
After completing a 250-kilometre foot race across the rugged terrain of the Chilean desert in 37 C temperatures most people would probably collapse with exhaustion. Capt. Mehmet Danis went sightseeing.

Dentists 'mistake stains for decay' (Belfast Telegraph)
Dirty teeth may be causing unnecessary drilling at the dentist, research suggests.

MOVING UP: Amalia Valenti (The Palm Beach Post)
Cuban-born Amalia Valenti moved to Florida in 1979, went to Forest Hill High School and had hopes of becoming a dentist. She started college, but quit to take care of her ill mother - and started working in a bank.

THE TOOTH WILL OUT: HUNGARY'S A BARGAIN (New York Post)
It started with a toothache and ended with a trip to Hungary. My lower back molar throbbed. I popped some Advil and figured it would go away. Since I had just moved and needed a couch, the cost of a dentist wasn't in the budget. So, I headed to...

Murder suspect faces new inquiry (BBC News)
A dentist accused of a double murder 18 years ago may face further police questioning, a court is told.

Local Dentist Offers Free Services to Unemployed Women (KTLA-TV Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES -- A local dentist is giving unemployed women something to smile about. Dr. J Grossman is offering free dental services to Los Angeles-area women who have been laid off from their jobs, starting April 6. Dr. Grossman says he just wants to help those who are having trouble affording dental care as a result of the poor economy. The program, called "JOBLESS MOMS DAY WITH DR. J" begins ...

Bayside dentist assists in stem cell research (YourNabe.com)
A Bayside dentist is collaborating with a Manhattan organization on a process during which stem cells from extracted teeth are stored for as long as 20 years in case they are needed to grew tissue or fend off diseases at a later time.

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Big Smile Dental Gives Free Dental Care Through Charity Event (dBusinessNews.com)
Chicago - Popular Chicago cosmetic dentist Big Smile Dental recently provided free dental care through its annual ‘Dentists With Heart’ charity event held this past Valentine’s Day. To date, the Chicago dentist has helped more than 2,500 needy people receive complimentary dental services.

New Yorker Accused of Being a Fake Dentist (WCBS 880 New York)
A New Yorker is accused of practicing dentistry, including root canals, without a license. READ MORE>>

Google Goes Local With Generic Search Terms (WebProNews)
Google has introduced local search results based on generic search terms such as "restaurant" or "dentist." Users do not have to specify a location to see the local search results displayed. Google says it has just finished its global rollout of local search results on a map which will now appear even when a location is not included. "In most cases, we match your IP address to a broad ...

Bayside dentist assists in stem cell research (YourNabe.com)
A Bayside dentist is collaborating with a Manhattan organization on a process during which stem cells from extracted teeth are stored for as long as 20 years in case they are needed to grew tissue or fend off diseases at a later time.

NYU Offers Dental Care For Half Price (WPIX 11 New York)
NEW YORK (WPIX) -- In a sign of the times, many are choosing to get dental work done not with seasoned, certified dentists, but rather aspiring dentists. Many who have been victimized by the failing economy and just can't afford to fill their cavities are flocking to New York University's College of Dentistry where they can pay only half of what a regular dentist would charge. According to the ...

Google to add maps of local findings to search results (San Jose Mercury News)
Google confirmed Monday that it is going to start adding a map of local findings to search results for things like 'pizza,' 'burger' and 'dentist,' something that Google watchers have been buzzing about for months.

Google to add maps of local findings to search results (San Jose Mercury News)
Google confirmed Monday that it is going to start adding a map of local findings to search results for things like 'pizza,' 'burger' and 'dentist,' something that Google watchers have been buzzing about for months.

Dentist's gift 'pays it forward' (Deseret Morning News)
This story is about the best and worst of our medical system.

Monroe Library to open used bookstore (The Photo News)
Monroe n The Monroe Free Library will open a used bookstore called the “Book Garden,” which will be located in the building adjacent to the library on Mill Pond Parkway that previously was a dentist office.

Dentist Kofie hangs up his drill (Luton Today)
Staff hold surprise party for much-loved colleague

Canadian Forces Dentist Wins Atacama Crossing Desert Race in Chile (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
The Canadian Forces is proud to recognize the first-place finish of Captain Mehmet Danis of 1 CF Dental Unit, Toronto Detachment, in the Atacama Crossing desert race in Chile, which ended on April 4, 2009.

Canadian Forces Dentist Wins Atacama Crossing Desert Race in Chile (Marketwire)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - The Canadian Forces (CF) is proud to recognize the first-place finish of Captain Mehmet Danis of 1 CF Dental Unit, Toronto Detachment, in the Atacama Crossing desert race in Chile, which ended on April 4, 2009. Captain Danis was running to raise funds for the United Way. "I would like to congratulate Captain Danis for his outstanding ...

Bayside dentist assists in stem cell research (YourNabe.com)
A Bayside dentist is collaborating with a Manhattan organization on a process during which stem cells from extracted teeth are stored for as long as 20 years in case they are needed to grew tissue or fend off diseases at a later time.

Google Now Returns Search Results Based on Location (Wireless Newsfactor)
Google changed the way its search engine processes queries on Monday by making the user's current known location the default for all returned results, giving the search giant a new way to micro-target the ads it displays. Whether looking for a good restaurant in Zurich or a dentist in Houston, wrote Google software engineers Jenn Taylor and Jim Muller on The Official Google Blog, users can now ...

Bayside dentist assists in stem cell research (YourNabe.com)
A Bayside dentist is collaborating with a Manhattan organization on a process during which stem cells from extracted teeth are stored for as long as 20 years in case they are needed to grew tissue or fend off diseases at a later time.

Inside one of the best dental bargains in Houston (11 News Houston)
The UT Dental School Clinic in the Medical Center isn't free, but it is a bargain. Patients are charged 75 percent less than what they would pay a private dentist.