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Retired dentist sues bank over 'missing' gold (Canada.com)
A retired Vancouver dentist is suing the Royal Bank, claiming financial officials gave someone access to his safety deposit box and more than $100,000 worth of gold went missing.

Houston Cosmetic Dentist, John Bridger, DDS, Allows Clients to See New Smile Prior to Dental Work (Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance)
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - 09/30/09) - Have you ever wanted a new smile, but were afraid to start with Cosmetic Dental Work because you didn't really know what the outcome might be? That's no longer the case. Now John N. Bridger, DDS, a Cosmetic Dentist in Houston , can show you your new smile that you design prior to treatment or cosmetic dentistry work. On your first free cosmetic dental ...

Dentist caught in drug probe (The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
A Culpeper dentist has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone as part of a task force probe labeled "Operation Cotton Candy." William J. King, 61, accepted a plea agreement in federal court in Alexandria Tuesday and was released pending sentencing on Dec. 18....

Dentist gets prison in drug case (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - A Riverton dentist was sentenced to prison this week for illegally dispensing painkillers.

Dentist inspired sons' work in medicine (The Toledo Blade)
Dr. Allan J. Vasko, 63, an Oregon dentist for more than 30 years, died of a stroke Tuesday in Toledo Hospital. He inspired his son, Derek, to become a dentist. "He was so dedicated to everything - what he could do to help people - I wanted to do that also," said Derek, an associate in the practice the last decade. Dr. Vasko was a volunteer dentist for the teams at Clay High School when his two ...

Most American children don't see their family dentist until they are 2 years old, reveals survey (News-Medical-Net)
Most American children don't see their family dentist until they are well over 2 years old, far later than is recommended by both dental and medical professionals.

Joplin dentist pleads guilty (Miami News-Record)
Joplin, Mo.—Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Samuel A. Miller, a Joplin dentist, has pleaded guilty to 13 counts of submitting false reimbursement claims to Missouri’s Medicaid program for services not performed.

Goodyear dentist celebrates anniversary (The Arizona Republic)
A Goodyear dentist is hosting his first-anniversary celebration and gallery opening at his Southwest Valley practice.

Houston Cosmetic Dentist, John Bridger, DDS, Allows Clients to See New Smile Prior to Dental Work (Marketwire)
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Have you ever wanted a new smile, but were afraid to start with Cosmetic Dental Work because you didn't really know what the outcome might be? That's no longer the case. Now John N. Bridger, DDS, a Cosmetic Dentist in Houston , can show you your new smile that you design prior to treatment or cosmetic dentistry work.

Man swallows loose denture tooth; dentist won't replace with new one (AsiaOne)
He swallowed his false tooth by accident and went to his dentist for a replacement, but his dentist refused to do so.

White Plains ‘parking rage' dentist charged with failing to pay fine (The Journal News)
The White Plains "parking rage" dentist whose assault of a Buchanan woman was captured on video and became an Internet sensation was arrested on a warrant this afternoon for allegedly failing to pay a $160 state surcharge levied in connection with his conviction.

White Plains ‘parking rage' dentist charged with failing to pay fine (The Journal News)
The White Plains "parking rage" dentist whose assault of a Buchanan woman was captured on video and became an Internet sensation was arrested on a warrant this afternoon for allegedly failing to pay a $160 state surcharge levied in connection with his conviction.

White Plains ‘parking rage' dentist charged with failing to pay fine (The Journal News)
The White Plains "parking rage" dentist whose assault of a Buchanan woman was captured on video and became an Internet sensation was arrested on a warrant Thursday accusing him of failing to pay a $160 state surcharge levied after his conviction.

Dentist in drug overdose case suspended over fresh claims (Gazette News)
A DENTIST who was allowed to keep working after telling a patient to take a potentially lethal drug overdose has been suspended amid fresh allegations.

Joplin dentist pleads guilty (Miami News-Record)
Joplin, Mo.—Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Samuel A. Miller, a Joplin dentist, has pleaded guilty to 13 counts of submitting false reimbursement claims to Missouri’s Medicaid program for services not performed.

Truck slams into dentist's office (Victorville Daily Press)
HESPERIA • A truck hopped a curb, plowed through a field and slammed into a dentist’s office along Bear Valley Road on Thursday night, according to officials. The driver of the F-150 Ford suffered fractures to his ankles and was

Vail dentist to offer free treatment (Vail Daily)
Vail dentist offering free dental treatment to adults in need from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10

Vail dentist to offer free treatment (Vail Daily)
Vail dentist offering free dental treatment to adults in need from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10

Joplin dentist pleads guilty (Miami News-Record)
Joplin, Mo.—Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Samuel A. Miller, a Joplin dentist, has pleaded guilty to 13 counts of submitting false reimbursement claims to Missouri’s Medicaid program for services not performed.

Vail dentist to offer free treatment (Vail Daily)
Vail dentist offering free dental treatment to adults in need from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10

Draper dentist to buy back Halloween candy (Deseret News)
DRAPER — Dr. Christopher S. Johnson of South Mountain Dental has announced he will buy back Halloween candy this fall.

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

Profile: Dentist John Vander Kolk (The Grand Rapids Press)
Dr. John Vander Kolk, 53, left his successful dental practice, his longtime partners and patients and his healthy paycheck four years ago after a mission trip to Africa changed everything.

Brooksville dentist offers free end to pain, discomfort (St. Petersburg Times)
Knowing that times are hard, a Brooksville dentist offers help.

Joplin dentist pleads guilty (Miami News-Record)
Joplin, Mo.—Attorney General Chris Koster said today that Samuel A. Miller, a Joplin dentist, has pleaded guilty to 13 counts of submitting false reimbursement claims to Missouri’s Medicaid program for services not performed.

No more d-d-dentist drill with revolutionary new laser (Daily Mail)
A laser that treats tooth decay using a painless beam of light is set to do away with the dental drill - as well as the anaesthetic injections needed to numb pain.

Community Celebrates New Civic Center (WBAY Green Bay)
Thanks to a big donation from a Weyauwega dentist who passed away more than 20 years ago, a Waupaca County community has a new civic center.

Catonsville Maryland Dentist Dr. Michael Schwartz Helps Ease Dental Office Anxiety with New Wand Dental Anesthesia (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
New treatment options from Catonsville, Maryland dentist Dr. Michael Schwartz, such as the Wand, ease anxiety for Baltimore area dental patients.

Catonsville Maryland Dentist Dr. Michael Schwartz Helps Ease Dental Office Anxiety with New Wand Dental Anesthesia (PRWeb)
New treatment options from Catonsville, Maryland dentist Dr. Michael Schwartz, such as the Wand, ease anxiety for Baltimore area dental patients. (PRWeb Oct 5, 2009) Read the full story at (link) 20

Local dentist earns prestigious award (The Mesquite News)
The Academy of General Dentistry announced that Byron McKnight, DDS, of Mesquite received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education.

2,500 extra patients in the dentist’s chair (North-West Evening Mail)
AN extra 2,500 places have been created for patients at an NHS dentist surgery

DA: Woodmere dentist filled fraudulent prescriptions (Newsday)
A Woodmere dentist who was addicted to painkillers has been charged with eight drug-related felonies after writing out and filling fraudulent prescriptions, prosecutors said.

15 haunted cereals that will scare your dentist (Sci Fi Wire)
Want to give your dentist nightmares? Then forward on the fifth of our 31 specials for the 31 days of Halloween, gathering 15 of the spookiest breakfast cereals. And remember to check back tomorrow at noon for the craziest Halloween pet costumes.

Alabama Dentist Honored With ADA Humanitarian Award (redOrbit)
Dental profession honored Dr. Robert Kinsaul during 150th ADA Annual Session HONOLULU, Oct.

Dentist plays defence for hockey mouths (Mississauga News)
Let’s face it, a trip to the dentist isn’t one of the most exciting events in the life of youngsters.

Dentist arrested in police probe (This is Hampshire)
A DENTIST is being investigated over allegations she misused a computer to obtain the medical records of 5,000 patients.

REGION: Bookkeeper admits embezzling $1.6M from dentist (North County Times)
A Temecula woman admitted Monday that over the course of seven years, she swiped $1.6 million from the Oceanside dental offices where she had worked as a bookkeeper, a prosecutor said.

Culpeper dentist pleads guilty to distributing painkillers (Culpeper Star-Exponent)
Culpeper dentist William J. King faces sentencing in December

Patient: Overdose dentist should have been struck off (Gazette News)
A FORMER nurse whose dentist prescribed her a potentially-lethal drug overdose has spoken of her shock after he was suspended from duty again.

Edmond dentist to seek state superintendent seat (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - October 6, 2009 9:55 AM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A retired Edmond dentist and charter school organizer is formally announcing her candidacy for the open state superintendent...

Edmond dentist to seek state superintendent seat (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
A retired Edmond dentist and charter school organizer is formally announcing her candidacy for the open state superintendent seat in 2010.

San Jose dentist charged with performing breast cancer exam on girl, 14 (Contra Costa Times)
Four days after receiving a nine-month jail sentence for touching the breasts of six women patients, a San Jose dentist was arraigned Monday on a grand jury indictment of a more serious charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a 14-year-old girl.

Artistic Touch: Dentist moves from crowns to stone sculpture (Ventura County Star)
Fred Whitman’s journey into sculpture began when he was a dental student learning to sculpt teeth. “In my first quarter of dental school they had us do wax teeth and I aced it,” Whitman said. But it wasn’t until he had put in almost 20 years as a dentist that he switched from gold crowns to stone sculpture. This weekend, Whitman will participate in the annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour ...

South Side dentist office helps celebrate World Smile Day (SACommunties)
South Side dentist office helps celebrate World Smile Day. World Smile Day was started by world commercial artist Harvey Ball, from Worcester, Mass., who created the smiley face symbol in 1963.

Dentist accused of doing breast exam on 14-year-old girl (USA Today)
In San Jose, Calif., a dentist was indicted today for allegedly performing a breast examination on a 14-year-old girl. Dr. Benva Oshana Lazar, 56, was also charged with sexual battery for performing the phony exam on a 40-year-old woman. Friday, Lazar was sentenced to nine months in jail for touching the breasts of six female patients. If convicted of the new charges, Lazar faces a maximum ...

More fondling charges against California dentist (AP via Yahoo! News)
A California dentist who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching six patients now faces more serious charges.

More fondling charges against San Jose dentist (KMIR 6 Palm Springs)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A San Jose dentist who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching six patients now faces more serious charges. A grand jury indicted 56-year-old Benva Lazar on Monday on two counts of sexual battery by fraud and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a girl.

More charges for California dentist who pleaded no contest to doing breast exams on patients (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - A California dentist who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching six patients now faces more serious charges. A grand jury on Monday indicted 56-year-old Benva Lazar of San Jose on two counts of sexual battery by fraud and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a girl.

More fondling charges against San Jose dentist (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A San Jose dentist who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching six patients now faces more serious charges.

More fondling charges against San Jose dentist (CBS 47 Fresno)
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose dentist who pleaded no contest to inappropriately touching six patients now faces more serious charges. A grand jury indicted 56-year-old Benva Lazar on Monday on two counts of sexual battery by fraud and one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a girl. The new charges stem from allegations by a 14-year-old girl and 40-year-old woman, both of whom told police ...