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Dentistry News 03/2010



Maine Access to Dentists (WABI Bangor)
The Legislature has enacted a bill to improve access to dentists across the state. The new law will take effect later this year. It allows a dental resident serving under the supervision of a licensed dentist in a board-approved dental residency program to receive a temporary permit to practice i . . .

BUSINESS Q&A: Dentist chose path for immediate gratification (The San Angelo Standard-Times)
SAN ANGELO, Texas —Ricardo Ochinang is in the business of making beautiful smiles.The owner of Twin Mountain Dentistry grew up around various relatives with careers in medicine. Wanting to pursue his own path in health care, Ochinang chose dentistry over medicine, primarily because of the instant gratification he believed he could achieve as a dentist.“If somebody were to come in and they have a ...

Local Dentist Office Treats Patients for Free (KCEN-TV Temple)
People desperate for free dental work lined up overnight at Central Texas Dental Care in Hewitt. The dentist office offered free cleanings, fillings and extractions today. They provided more than $20,000 in free dental work.

Lakeway Dentist's Sponsored Miss Austin Texas Pageant Contestant Wins People’s Choice Award (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Miss Austin contestant, Vanessa Joy Humphreys won People’s Choice Award in the Miss Austin Texas Scholarship Pageant. Sponsored by Dr. Robert D'Alfonso of Lakeway Center for Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Ms. Humphreys welcomed the opportunity to further her real-life experience and was honored to receive such a reward.

Expert Dentist Nushin Shir is Giving 120 Patients Free Dental Exams and Teeth Cleaning Services at Her Santa Monica ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
The Artistic Center for Dentistry partners with Heal the Bay to raise environmental consciousness throughout Santa Monica. In exchange for free dental treatment, the practice is asking that all patients donate $10 to support this outreach campaign.

TACOMA: Free dental care for children in need (Tacoma News Tribune)
Tacoma dentist Fred Dahm is offering free services to children in need of an examination and basic dental care Thursday.

Study: 1 in 5 U.S. children don't see dentist every year (Mansfield News Journal)
At least one in five U.S. children goes without annual dental care, and most states lack key policies to ensure access to cost-saving preventive treatments, according to a study released last week by the Pew Center on the States.

Dentist enjoys cancer society leadership position (Williston Herald)
Williston's John and Marian Hamilton always have believed in giving back, which helps to explain the couple's nearly 30-year relationship with the American Cancer Society.

Austin dentist plans for new building (Post-Bulletin)
A local dentist is planning to build a new office along Austin's northwest commercial corridor this year.

Vail Dental Health: Pain treatment starts at dentist's office (Vail Daily)
VAIL, Colorado - It is very common to hear people say "I have TMJ" or "I used to have TMJ." Well, actually, we all have two TMJs. The term means temperomandibular joint, or, more commonly, the jaw joint, of which we have two. In every day vernacular, the term has come to refer to those people who have pain in the joint, head and/or neck. Many of these people will have debilitating headaches that ...

Walton dentist, wife welcome a son (Community Press & Recorder)
The 'Golden Oldies' from Walton First Baptist had lunch at the Florence Golden Corral last Thursday.

Dirty Jobs: Horse Dentist (WQAD Moline)
To keep healthy, humans must visit the dentist twice a year. But did you know horses should also been seen by a dentist twice a year?

Longtime Wood River dentist dies (The Telegraph)
ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS - A man who bridged together generations of families is being remembered for his devotion to work and family. Dr. David F. Roberson, a Wood River dentist, died Sunday at his Rosewood Heights home. He was 71.

Dentist's Disciplinary Hearing Rescheduled (KIMT Mason City)
GARNER, IA--- A discip l inary hearing for a North Iowa dentist is being rescheduled. Dr. Peter Vidal was to appear before the Iowa Dental Board in mid January.

15 Free Videos, Kids Visit GarGar The Dentist, Promote Children’s Oral Health Education - MouthWise Web Adventures 4 ... (PRWeb)
MouthWise Oral HealthCare announces the opening of the oral health education program MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids. A web-based oral healthcare education resource for children aged 5 to 11 years, their parents, their schools and their teachers - or anyone wanting to help children prevent oral diseases.Promoting MouthWise Web Adventures 4 Kids is a series of 15 videos titled Kids Visit GarGar ...

11,000 still on waiting list for NHS dentist (York Press)
MORE than 11,000 people are still waiting to find an NHS dentist in North Yorkshire.

Study: 1 in 5 kids don't see dentist annually (Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum)
At least one in five U.S. children go without annual dental care and most states lack key policies to ensure access to cost-saving preventive treatments, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.

Traffic ticket or a trip to the dentist? | Judge David Larson (seattlepi.com)
I recently conducted a traffic ticket hearing and the person in front of me looked quite uncomfortable. In an attempt to make him feel more comfortable, I told him, at least you are not at the dentist.

Malika Umarova: The Uzbekistani dentist (The Free Press)
As a girl growing up in Uzbekistan - a country where unmarried women rarely travel abroad - Malika Umarova dreamed of getting a world class education and then returning to her home country to improve public health. Umarova is a 24-year-old first year graduate student in the Muskie School Health Policy and Management master's degree program.

Dentist's Disciplinary Hearing Rescheduled (KIMT Mason City)
GARNER, IA--- A discip l inary hearing for a North Iowa dentist is being rescheduled. Dr. Peter Vidal was to appear before the Iowa Dental Board in mid January.

$6.85 million judgment against dentist stands (The Virginian-Pilot)
A panel of the Virginia Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a Portsmouth dentist who was ordered to pay his daughter $6.85 million in damages. Dr. Francis Lesinski had appealed a jury verdict handed down in a civil case in Virginia Beach in June. The jury ruled in favor of his daughter, Sarah Tacoronte, who had accused Lesinski of raping and sodomizing her for nearly 10 years.

Bogus dentist charged with fraud (CNews)
A London man who claimed to be a dentist and botched at least one surgery is facing charges of fraud and unlawfully causing bodily harm.

Dr. Wink's office adds dentist (The Marion Star)
MARION - Dr. Christopher Holland has joined the dental practice of Dr. Ray Wink, Wink announced.

Dentist: Beware imported dental implants (WPTV West Palm Beach)
Dr. Craig Spodak says he isn't trying to be an alarmist, but the Delray Beach dentist says there's a growing trend in his business that patients must be made aware...

Dentist gets 17 years for child pornography (Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)
A former Park Ridge resident and dentist accused of collecting thousands of images of child pornography was sentenced today (March 3) to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.

Former dentist gets 17-1/2 years for child porn (Chicago Tribune)
A 50-year-old former suburban dentist was sentenced today to 17-1/2 years in federal prison on child pornography charges, officials said. John Mantanes of Park Ridge was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ruben Castillo, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago . Mantanes had a dental office in Mount Prospect and was taken into custody today and must serve at ...

Dentist gets prison in child porn case (Chicago Tribune)
John Mantanes, who had a dental office in Mount Prospect, gets 17.5-year sentence A former suburban dentist was sentenced Wednesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison on child pornography charges, authorities said.

2 churches, shredder, dentist team up (Madera Tribune)
Members of two local churches who are planning to take a mission to Baja California, Mexico, this summer united to raise funds for the trip. A dentist's office and a document-shredding company have also joined the effort.

Bloomfield Twp. dentist who sent anti-Semitic letter sentenced (Detroit Free Press)
A Bloomfield Township dentist on probation for sending an anti-Semitic letter to another dentist that included a picture of Adolf Hitler has been ordered to perform community service after offering to tell a probation officer a Hispanic joke.

Bloomfield Twp. dentist who sent anti-Semitic letter sentenced (Lansing State Journal)
PONTIAC A Bloomfield Township dentist on probation for sending an anti-Semitic letter to another dentist that included a picture of Adolf Hitler has been ordered to perform community service after offering to tell a probation officer a Hispanic joke. Oakland Circuit Judge Mark Goldsmith on Wednesday sentenced 50-year-old Marc Kamp to complete previously ordered community service at the Holocaust ...

Resident wins judgement against dentist’s sales tactics (Ancaster News)
Mike Penny knows a visit to the dentist can sometimes yield pain. After speaking out against improper marketing techniques used by his Ancaster dentist, he also felt frustrated following a dental appointment in Dec. 2008.

Paroled Dentist Tells Hispanic Joke To Officer (ClickOnDetroit)
A dentist who was on probation for sending an anti-Semitic letter was ordered to perform community service after offering to tell a probation officer a Hispanic joke.

Bidders compete to run new NHS dentist (Hampshire Chronicle)
RELIEF is in sight for thousands of people in Winchester without an NHS dentist.

Dentist on trial denies fraud in billing (The Buffalo News)
Scott D. Geise, a well-known Niagara County dentist and civic leader, is on trial in federal court on charges that he used bogus billing procedures to cheat insurance companies and dental benefit plans.

ADA Committee On The New Dentist Hosts 24th New Dentist Conference - June 24-26 In San Diego (Medical News Today)
Surf's up in San Diego - and so are opportunities for continuing education for new dentists. Distinguished speakers are slated to discuss oral health issues as well as clinical and practice issues at the American Dental Association (ADA) 24th New Dentist Conference at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, June 24-26. Dentists are invited to join the ADA Committee on the New Dentist ...

From bamboo to chocolate: Saginaw dentist's toothpaste collection is one for the books (The Bay City Times)
Saginaw dentist Dr. Val Kolpakov may have the world’s most unusual collection of toothpastes.

Kelly Osbourne Terried Of Going To The Dentist (MusicRooms)
Kelly Osbourne didn’t sleep for over 36 hours because she was so terrified of going to the dentist.

South Tampa dentist office offers free care today (The Tampa Tribune)
Marnie Bauer and Karen Burns are hosting the free day of dentistry at their South Tampa office, 4306 Kensington Ave. It's part of the Dentistry From the Heart program started by dentist Vincent Monticciolo of New Port Richey in 2001.

Ex-McKeesport dentist pleads in federal cocaine conspiracy (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A Nevada dentist who formerly practiced in Pittsburgh faces up to 40 years in federal prison after he waived indictment and pleaded guilty yesterday to shipping four kilograms of cocaine to a Mount Lebanon residence, where a South Fayette police officer who was part of the drug conspiracy picked it up in full uniform.

Top dentist 'bullied and belittled' patient (The Scotsman)
A DENTIST who left a pensioner unable to eat and in constant pain after botching her implants was allowed to carry on working, under supervision, yesterday.

COURTS: Newfane dentist Geise admits guilt (Tonawanda News)
On the third day of trial Friday against Scott D. Geise, the Newfane dentist pleaded guilty to felony charges of filing false health care claims and a false tax return.

Dentist changes course, pleads guilty to fraud charges (The Buffalo News)
Newfane dentist Scott D. Geise has long insisted federal prosecutors made “a terrible mistake” in accusing him of defrauding health insurance providers and the government.

Local Dentist Gets Over 17 Years (Mount Prospect Journal)
A Mt. Prospect dentist was sentenced on Wednesday, Mar. 3 to 17-1/2 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, much of which contained images of extreme sexual exploitation of minor children, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Pilot, Dentist Return From Haiti Relief Trip (WLKY Louisville)
Months after the deadly earthquake hit Haiti, there's still a big need for aid and supplies.

Local Pilot and Dentist return from 18-day relief work in Haiti (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Nearly two months after a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, U.S. troops have started pulling out of the country's ravaged capital. It is estimated at least a billion dollars has been donated for relief efforts, already, as well as plenty of physical help.

A bite into rest and relaxation (Manila Bulletin)
We each have unique experiences of dental clinics. Just like any other medical procedure, memories may vary from good times to downright traumatic. Nonetheless, there is always one factor most of us can relate to, the ambiance never changes. A visit to the dentist is almost always confined to the clinical, from the waiting room all the way to the dentist chair. This, however, is the way dental ...

Dancing dentist wins competition (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Las Cruces dentist Brian Gilbert and partner Kelcy Wilcox move with sharp turns and grace Sunday at the Pan American Center as they dance the bolero.

Top Dentist in Laguna Niguel, Dr. Todd Snyder of Aesthetic Dental Designs, to Provide Six Month Smiles Cosmetic Braces (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Laguna Niguel cosmetic dentist expands services with Six Month Smiles cosmetic braces, providing patients with a quick and effective dental alignment solution

Crest(R) and Oral-B(R) Challenge America to a Better Check-Up (redOrbit)
Crest® Pro-Health(TM) Paste: Delivers our most comprehensive protection for your teeth and protects these areas dentist check most: cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and fresh breath.Crest® Pro-Health(TM) Multi-protection Rinse: Protects against plaque and gingivitisCrest® Glide® Deep Clean Floss: Uniquely formulated with special cooling sensates that add a blast of ...

Deputies Looking For Suspect In Dentists Office Robbery (WSPA Spartanburg)
Deputies told us that the suspect robbed a dentist’s office at 425 Shaw Lane.