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Dentist Threatens to Sue Patient for Negative Yelp Review
Robert Lee went into Dr. Stacy Makhnevich’s New York dentist office for a sore tooth, but the year that followed turned into what one Public Citizen senior lawyer called an “unconscionable practice.” The controversy began in 2010, when Lee went into Makhnevich’s office for a...

Lawsuit says NYC dentist seeks to muzzle patients
A lawsuit says a New York City dentist who moonlights as a singer is trying to prevent patients from posting online reviews of her dental work.

Lawsuit: NYC dentist who moonlights as singer seeks to muzzle patients’ online dental reviews
NEW YORK — A lawsuit says a New York City dentist who moonlights as a singer is trying to prevent patients from posting online reviews of her dental work. The federal lawsuit was filed this week by former patient Robert Lee. It says Dr. Stacy Makhnevich forced him to sign an agreement not to criticize her online before she worked on his tooth. Read full article >>

Dentist who moonlights as singer seeks to muzzle patients' online reviews
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawsuit says a New York City dentist who moonlights as a singer is trying to prevent patients from posting online reviews of her dental work.

Lawsuit Says NYC Dentist Seeks to Muzzle Patients
Lawsuit: NYC dentist who moonlights as singer seeks to muzzle patients' online dental reviews

Dentist charges patient for negative Yelp reviews, suit says
A New York dentist is accused of making patients sign away their copyright to negative reviews and then billing a patient $100 a day for posting unhappy reviews on Yelp. The dentist is now being taken to court.

Dentist Sued For Web Comment Reaction
A New York City dentist faces a legal drilling for making her patients promise to zip their lips about her practice.  Stacy Makhnevich -- who bills herself as the "Classical Singer Dentist of New York" -- has been slapped with a unique class-action suit by a Maryland man who publicly accused her on the internet of overcharging him for a filling.

Patient sues dentist who charged him for posting bad reviews
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City dentist is being sued by a patient who says he is being fined $100 a day for posting negative reviews of his treatment on two consumer websites, according to the lawsuit filed this week. Robert Lee was compelled to sign a privacy agreement before the dentist, Stacy Makhnevich, would treat a painful infected cavity in his tooth in November 2010, said the class ...

Patient sues dentist who charged him for bad reviews
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City dentist is being sued by a patient who says he is being fined $100 a day for posting negative reviews of his treatment on two consumer websites, according to the lawsuit filed this week. Robert Lee was compelled to sign a privacy agreement before the dentist, Stacy Makhnevich, would treat a painful infected cavity in his tooth in November 2010, said the class ...

Robert Lee, His Dentist and Muzzling the Free Market
COMMENTARY | The law of contracts has been taught in America's law schools as a first year requirement for a very long time. Agreements between and among people are at the very cornerstone of a world in which there are at least two people. For centuries, western law has sought to codify and clarify these agreements by providing predictable outcomes based upon a large number of variables. One of ...

Nelson dentist’s charity work in Tanzania
NELSON dentist Ian Redfearn, a partner at Dentistry For All in Nelson has recently returned from his latest visit to Tanzania with Bridge2Aid. He was accompanied by Lorna Milligan, one of the practice dental nurses.

Ask the Dentist: Implant Attachments for Dentures: What’s best?
Ask the Dentist: Implant Attachments for Dentures: What’s best?

Worthington Dentist Indicted On 16 Felony Charges
A Worthington dentist is facing 16 felony counts after he allegedly wrote false prescriptions and had people fill them for him.

'Bungled' police probe helped killer dentist Colin Howell avoid prosecution
A deeply flawed police investigation allowed killer dentist Colin Howell and his ex-lover Hazel Stewart to get away with murder for almost 20 years, a new report claims. Related Stories Inquest opens 40 years after Army killed boy Citizens Advice deal with 100 queries a day Citizens Advice Bureau faces increased demand as public feels pinch McCartney's sister: justice fight led to unfair ...

Dentist gets 6 months in jail
Dentist gets 6 months in jail Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:36 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011 Frank Izzo of Schenectady had pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of sex abuse and agreed to surrender his license to practice and to register as a sex offender. The report alleged ...

Rotterdam dentist sentenced in sex abuse case
The Rotterdam dentist who admitted to inappropriately touching young female patients while at work has learned his fate.

Lakeway dentist's mother charged over pill fraud
A woman who worked at her daughter's Lakeway dentist office has been charged with fraud over pain pill medications.

Drilling down to find a good dentist
Some dentist drills might as well sing and dance to entertain patients, considering the different prices offices can charge for the same work.

November 2011 Dentist Licensure Examination Results
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Patient sues dentist who charged him for bad reviews
A New York City dentist is being sued by a patient who says he is being fined $100 (S$128) a day for posting negative reviews of his treatment on two consumer websites, according to the lawsuit filed this week.

Bogus NHS dentist made up to £162,000 from con
A bogus dentist who used false qualifications to get jobs in the NHS made up to £162,000 from the scam, a court heard today.

Dentist to the Stars Sued for Suppressing Bad Reviews Online
A first-of-its-kind class action lawsuit filed against a New York dentist is bringing to light a dubious tactic some medical doctors employ to protect their reputations.

Dentist to the Stars Sued for Suppressing Bad Reviews Online
A first-of-its-kind class action lawsuit filed against a dentist last week is bringing to light a dubious tactic some medical doctors employ to protect their reputations. The complaint, filed by a former patient of Stacy Makhnevich, a dentist who specializes in providing care for classical singers and wind instrument musicians, pivots on a privacy agreement ...

Austin dentist gets 5 years for child porn possession
AUSTIN -- An Austin dentist has been sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child pornography. The sentence is part of a plea deal 64-year-old Michael Paul McCarty accepted in September. McCarty was arrested back in March after police received a tip that he had uploaded images of child porn to an online forum. Later police seized more than 8,000 images from his home and dental ...

Five Questions with dentist David Newkirk
Naperville dentist David Newkirk believes in giving back. When he’s not attending to his regular patients, he’ll either be teaching around the world, working on a mission to a poorer country, or providing free care to the disabled. Now Newkirk has been recognized for his work with the disabled, both by the City of Naperville and the State of Illinois. 1. How did you come to be recognized in this ...

Despite judge's reservations, dentist gets 5 years for possessing child porn
Despite judge's reservations, dentist gets 5 years for possessing child porn

Some to lose NHS dentist
SOME patients across the Island are to lose their NHS dentist, following a shake-up of services.

Kokomo dentist’s license revoked
Although his dental license was revoked by the Indiana State Board of Dentistry, Dr. Joseph Beck continues to practice dentistry in Kokomo.

Local dentist's charity making a difference nationwide now
Dr. Vincent Monticciolo has literally put a smile on the face of thousands of people who might not otherwise been able to afford it.

Ask the Dentist: Less Injection Pain by Neutralizing the Anesthetic
Ask the Dentist: Less Injection Pain by Neutralizing the Anesthetic

Dentist's sex assault case goes to jury
MASON - During closing arguments Friday, Ingham County Assistant Prosecutor Debra Bouck held up a box of condoms.

Jury deliberating in trial of dentist accused of sexual assault
Closing arguments given in trial of dentist accuse...: Defense attorney Chris Bergstrom and prosecuting attorney Debra Bouckin give their closing arguments at Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge William Collette.

Dentist's sex assault case goes to jury
Closing arguments given in trial of dentist accuse...: Defense attorney Chris Bergstrom and prosecuting attorney Debra Bouckin give their closing arguments at Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge William Collette.

Dentist to treat patients without a diploma (Ugra)
Attorney-city of Pyt-Yakha test of municipal autonomous health "Dental policlinic # 1". The audit revealed that the medical staff of doctor-dentist in the absence of a diploma of higher vocational education, reported 10 December reporter BakuToday the press service of the Prosecutor's Office, Khanty-Mansi AO.

December 2011 Dentist Board Exam Results
The December 2011 Dentist Board Exam results, also known as the list of passers of the Dentists Licensure Examination held in Manila last November 29-30 to December 1, 2011 and December 16-11, 2011, can be viewed here upon availability.

Five Questions with dentist David Newkirk
Naperville dentist David Newkirk believes in giving back. When he’s not attending to his regular patients, he’ll either be teaching around the world, working on a mission in a poor country, or providing free care to the disabled. Now Newkirk has been recognized for his work with the disabled, both by the city of Naperville and the state of Illinois. 1. How did you come to be recognized in this ...

The rot remains: Egypt's dentist turned authordrills deeper
Alaa al-Aswany, dentist, revolutionary (he'd like that bit) and author of the astonishing The Yacoubian Building, is producing a new novel. He writes in the morning when he's not filling, cleaning or yanking out teeth. It will be called The Automobile Club of Egypt and will be set in the 1940s, yet just the faintest whiff of tear gas may penetrate its pages. "At the end of the novel, I had to ...

The rot remains: Egypt's dentist turned author drills deeper
Alaa al-Aswany, dentist, revolutionary (he'd like that bit) and author of the astonishing The Yacoubian Building, is producing a new novel. He writes in the morning when he's not filling, cleaning or yanking out teeth. It will be called The Automobile Club of Egypt and will be set in the 1940s, yet just the faintest whiff of tear gas may penetrate its pages. "At the end of the novel, I had to ...

Naperville dentist next president of Chicago Dental Society
Naperville dentist Dr. John Gerding, 69, was sworn in as president of the Chicago Dental Society during a ceremony Nov. 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.The society was established almost 150 years ago and today includes more than 4,000 members, making it the largest local society of the American Dental Association. Gerding, who received both his undergraduate and dental degrees from ...

Plymouth dentist targeted by state auditor Suzanne Bump
A state audit has concluded that a local dentist overcharged the state’s healthcare program for low- and moderate-income families by more than $250,000.

Manhattan Beach dentist to offer free care on Friday to those in need
A Manhattan Beach dentist on Friday will provide free care to those needing teeth cleanings, extractions and fillings.

Hung Jury in Dentist's Sexual Assault Trial
Jury could not reach a verdict in case against Wendell Racette.

Rotten luck to skip the dentist
YOUNG people are not visiting the dentist as often as they should, according to the 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare oral and dental report.

Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Comprehensive exams vital to oral health
Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Comprehensive exams vital to oral health

Dentist's trial ends in jury deadlock
MASON - Prosecutors will have to decide whether to retry a 65-year-old dentist accused of sexually assaulting a child patient, after his trial ended Monday with a deadlocked jury.

Dentist offers free basic procedures Saturday
Dentist Jeff Bynum, a staunch Christian who works every year to, in some way, help the down-trodden, is offering free basic dental procedures again this Saturday .

Newport Beach Cosmetic Dentist Supports Tennis Tournament for Ovarian Cancer
Dr. John Cross, a dentist in Newport Beach, recently played in the 9th Annual Tux & Tennies Tournament hosted by the Queen of Hearts Foundation for ovarian cancer. The event took place at the Newport Beach Tennis Club and all proceeds went to support research to help battle ovarian cancer, a condition affecting over 20,000 women in the U.S each year according to the Center for Disease Control ...

Dentist, 81, charged in 2nd fondling case
Northwest Side orthodontist jailed after accusation by girl, 15 A Northwest Side orthodontist awaiting trial on charges he fondled a teenage patient during an office visit last year has been charged with a similar assault last month of a 15-year-old girl while he was free on bond, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

Aurora dentist’s estate sued in fatal I-88 crash
A wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of two Elmhurst residents killed in a wrong-way crash on I-88 over the summer. The suit filed in DuPage County names the estate of Naperville dentist William Howe, whose death from injuries sustained in the crash was ruled a suicide.

LOCAL DENTIST OFFICE WILL OFFER ONE-DAY CARE TO UNINSURED CHILDREN
NEW JERSEY -- According to a new Rutgers study, in 2009, more than one-fifth of New Jersey's children between the ages of three to 18 received no dental care within the previous year.