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Dentistry News 01/2012



Daily-deal sites offer health-care coupons
The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist, he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.

Dentist helps treat endangered sea turtle at IMMS
A coast dentist is helping treat an injured turtle at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Dr. Andy Norowski is using dental techniques to rebuild a shell for the endangered sea turtle, nicknamed Rocky. The turtle sustained a boat propeller injury, but also showed serious damage from a previous bite, probably by a shark.

Longtime Lena dentist retires
A small ad in the back of the American Dental Association’s monthly journal caught the attention of Army dentist Dr. Gordon Dammann.

Uninsured turn to daily deal sites for health care
The last time Mark Stella went to the dentist he didn't need an insurance card. Instead, he pulled out a Groupon.

Open to change
Longtime dentist is now a licensed massage therapist

Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Out of sight shouldn’t mean out of mind
Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Out of sight shouldn’t mean out of mind

Keene leads Mansion past Delaware Valley Charter
WHAT'S THE prevailing thought most folks have while lying back in a dentist's chair? You got it . . . This dude better not hurt me!!

New Dentist's Office Opens On Main Street In East Hartford
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's East Hartford Facebook Page A new dentist's office is celebrating its opening on Main Street across from town hall with a ribbon-cutting on Thursday.

Veteran Regina dentist dies at 89
When he went golfing, which he loved, Fred Wihak sometimes took along binoculars and even a book for identifying the birds he saw along the course — birdwatching being another of his passions. Mark Wihak tells that story to underline how his late father, one of Regina’s best-known and best-remembered dentists — lived out his adopted motto of “follow your bliss”.

Bookkeeper sentenced to two years jail, probation for stealing $70K from Redwood City dentist
A 31-year-old bookkeeper who stole $70,000 while working for a Redwood City dentist was sentenced to two years in jail and two years of probation, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Dentist in Chicago Discusses Connection Between Heart Health and Oral Health
According to a study conducted by cardiology fellow Zu-Yin Chen, MD of the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan and presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA), people who have their teeth professionally scaled at least once every two years are 24% less likely to have a heart attack, compared with those who do not regularly have their teeth cleaned. Risk ...

Dentist Treats Hurt Sea Turtle
Dr. Andy Norowski is using dental techniques to rebuild broken shell of an endangered sea turtle.

Dentist fixes teeth and defensive lines
By Michael R. Parks Dr. Gene Smith is perhaps the most unique dentist in the greater Columbia area. For the last 20 years, he has operated a successful practice off Trenholm Road during regular weekday hours, but he pursues a different passion after the workday is over. This passion is coaching high school football. read more

Dr. Dana Johnson: Dental care should begin before teeth erupt
When should you make a first dentist appointment for a child?

Dentist treats injured sea turtle
Dr. Andy Norowski is using dental techniques to rebuild broken shell of an endangered sea turtle.

Buford dentist to give school $10,000 through contest
A Buford dentist is giving away $10,000 to a deserving Georgia school through a spirit contest.

Fort Worth dentist's mailing opens a whole can of worms
The dental practice says state rules are unfair to the little guys.

Dentist killer's guilty conviction stands
The state Superior Court has upheld the conviction of a former Pennsylvania trooper in the murder of a Blairsville dentist.

Madison dentist to give children something to smile about
MADISON - Dentist Dr. Samuel Romano, whose practice is located at 120 Park Ave., will provide one day of free preventive and emergency dental care and, if necessary, make referrals for continuing trea

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Dentist to give $10K to most spirited school
A local dentist plans to give $10,000 through the Georgia School Spirit Award program.

Billings dentist disciplined, fined $4,000 for falsifying prescriptions
A Billings dentist who earned a reputation for donating free dental services to farm workers and underprivileged children has been disciplined and fined $4,000 for writing antibiotic and Vicodin prescriptions for the patients of a Billings oral surgeon who had lost his controlled substance privileges.

Bail for Arushi father stands till Feb 4
New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI): Giving a breather to dentist Rajesh Talwar, the Supreme Court today directed that he will remain on bail and not be arrested till February 4 when he will appear before a Ghaziabad court to face trial along with his wife, Nupur, in the twin murder case of his daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Healy thanks dentist after tooth woe
Irish singer Una Healy has thanked celebrity dentist David Bloom for fixing her smile after she chipped a tooth on Sunday.

Don't fear the dentist
A new Consumer Reports survey on oral health shows most people gave their dental care a thumbs up -- even when it came to painful surgeries like a root canal.

Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Options for treating dental nerve damage
Ask the Implant & Restorative Dentist: Options for treating dental nerve damage

Ask the Dentist: Pre-cancer treatment dental care a must
Ask the Dentist: Pre-cancer treatment dental care a must

Good dental health is more than just brushing and flossing
Dentists say you should have your teeth cleaned a minimum of twice a year, every six months. Your dentist will also check for things like cancers, tumors, and infections.

Ex-Youngwood dentist held in threats
A former Youngwood dentist is slated to appear in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh today after federal agents raided his home late Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill an FBI agent.

1-800-DENTIST Chooses SiteSpect to Amp up Web Optimization Efforts with Non-intrusive Multivariate Testing and ...
SiteSpect, Inc., the leading provider of non-intrusive optimization solutions, today announced that 1-800-DENTIST, the largest dental-patient matching service in the United States,

No on-call dentist forces mum to drive 3 hours
A WODONGA mother has questioned health authorities as to why there was no on-call dental service available on the Border for three days over the New Year.

$9000 dentist bill after headbutt
IT WILL cost more than $9000 to repair a man's teeth after he was headbutted by a Mackay woman in a football club car park.

Chico Dentist Uses Website as an Educational Channel to Reach Local Patients
People use the internet to access information quickly and conveniently. Information about dentistry is no exception. Steven C. Crowson, DMD, addresses this trend by making his dental practice information readily available using a new, interactive website.(PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Cosmetic and family dentist, Steven C. Crowson, DMD, has announced the launch of a new, patient-focused website ...

Alexandria dentist admits to health care fraud
An Alexandria dentist has admitted that he billed health insurance providers for services he didn't provide for more than four years, bilking hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies and taxpayers. Dr. Tuan Vu, 43, pleaded guilty to health care fraud Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria. Prosecutors say Vu, the owner of Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, bilked at least 10 private insurance ...

Fort Collins Dentist Hopes To Take Needles Out Of Numbness
Imagine numbing your teeth for dental work without a needle. A Colorado company is a year away from marketing a nasal mist that would do just that.

Unity Honors luncheon to laud dentist, ex-lawmaker
A dentist and a state lawmaker, both longtime members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be lauded during the Eighth Annual Unity Honors Luncheon on Feb. 2 at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center.

Road rage dentist breaks OAP's cheekbone and knocks out his teeth
Ex-Army major Shaun Edwards, 46, was spared jail after he admitted the attack on 67-year-old Albert Finney in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

Dentist Pleads Guilty To Insurance Fraud
An dentist pleaded guilty to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies, federal officials said. 

Dentist's bookkeeper gets 6 months for embezzling $120K
Augusta dentist Darryl Zeleniak says he and others in his office all felt betrayed by Celine M. Davis, whom he had treated 'as a friend.'

Brooklyn Dentist Builds Social Media Presence
BROOKLYN, NY-- - Dr. Eric Poznyansky of P & P Dental in Brooklyn is using social media networks to keep patients updated on dental care and practice news, and allow them to stay in better contact with ...

Dentist accused of unnecessary work in Medicaid fraud
An Indianapolis dentist faces fraud charges stemming from an apparent scheme to perform unnecessary dental work in order to collect payments from Indiana's Medicaid program.

Dentist may have illegally pulled teeth
An Indianapolis dentist faces Medicaid fraud charges for allegedly billing the state for unnecessary dental work. Read more at www.WISHTV.com

Indianapolis Dentist Faces Medicaid Fraud Charges
An Indianapolis dentist faces Medicaid fraud charges after authorities said he billed the state for unnecessary dental work.

Clearwater dentist recovers stolen property with fake Craigslist ad
CLEARWATER — A dentist has recovered sports memorabilia and computers stolen last year by using a fake Craigslist ad to attract the thieves.

Dentist bites back: Craigslist ad leads to arrest of two in stolen property case
Two suspects make an appointment with Dr. Bill Strupp that proves painful.

Dentist to open surgery in Sarina
YOU might cringe at the thought, but it's something that has to be done. That annual trip to the dentist.

Indianapolis dentist accused of pulling teeth illegally
An Indianapolis dentist is accused of pulling teeth illegally. An Indianapolis dentist is accused of pulling teeth illegally.

A tale of Yankees' dentist, stolen baseballs and foolish thieves
Dentist William Strupp was heartbroken when someone broke into his practice on Sunset Point Road in November and took a large collection of Yankees baseballs, some bats and expensive computers and electronics.

Indianapolis dentist is charged in Medicaid fraud case
An Indianapolis dentist performed unnecessary procedures and even paid kickbacks to patients who agreed to receive dental work in a fraudulent scheme to collect Medicaid payments, the Marion County prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Valrico dentist asks judge to clear the air with next-door cigar shop
The cigar shop next door is permeating his practice, he says.

Maplewood dentist office catches fire
Firefighters are on the scene of a three alarm fire at an area dentist office.