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100 years ago in Spokane: Dentist confronts gas thief as shortage riles city

Spokane’s gasoline shortage was becoming critical, and it resulted in an action-packed early morning confrontation on a Spokane street.

A Spokane dentist foiled a gasoline thief in “an encounter that would put the ordinary movie thriller to shame,” proclaimed the Spokane Daily Chronicle.

Dr. Charles D. McBean said he was called out for an emergency visit to a patient at an apartment house on Howard Street and Sinto Avenue.

He left his auto in front of the place. After treating the patient, he exited and heard “the rattle of a tin can” and saw a shadowy figure run away from his car toward a neighboring car.

Dr. McBean raced toward the man, who was trying to get a way with a can of gasoline. The dentist and the thief grappled for a while until the thief got the upper hand and knocked the dentist down.

The thief then jumped into

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Going to the Dentist During Covid-19: 10 Hygienist Tips

Dentists and Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association have asked dentists to forego routine and elective procedures in favor of emergency situations. This helped minimize the risk of infection to patients and staff and reduced the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE); dentists do, after all, have to get up close and personal to do their job.

Now, along with other establishments, some dental offices may be opening up for more routine procedures—the cavity that needs filling, or the cleaning you’ve been putting off. With contact comes the risk of Covid-19. “There are always risks because the coronavirus is highly infectious,” says registered dental hygienist JoAnn Gurenlian, PhD, chair for the American Dental Hygienists Association’s (ADHA) Task Force on Return to Work.

So, when should you schedule your dentist appointment? These tips will help you decide when

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Brookfield Dentist Settles $82,500 Lawsuit With CT

BROOKFIELD, CT — A Brookfield dentist has settled an $82,500 civil False Claims Act lawsuit with the state.

Dr. Rawa Hassan was accused in the suit of overcharging for dental restoration fillings the state alleges she did not provide.

The Office of the Attorney General began its investigation after receiving a fraud referral from the Department of Social Services’ Office of Quality Assurance. State investigators developed substantial evidence that between July 2010 and May 2017 Hassan repeatedly overcharged the Connecticut Medical Assistance Program for dental work she did not perform, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office.

Specifically, the suit claims Hassan submitted bills to the State Medicaid Program for multi-surface fillings that she either did not perform or the actual work performed was more limited and less expensive than that identified on the claim.

In numerous cases, the amount of work performed during the length of

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Find a Dentist | Delta Dental Providers & Dentists

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The national network of Delta Dental companies protects more smiles than any other insurance company.

Have a question about coverage? Connect with your Delta Dental to learn more.

Let us help more patients find their way to your office. For information on becoming a network dentist, enter the state where you practice.

The national network of Delta Dental companies protects more smiles than any other insurance company.

Enter the location where your company is headquartered or the state where your company’s insurance-buying decisions are made.

The national network of Delta Dental companies protects more smiles than any other insurance company.

Enter the state where you

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Santee Dentist | Dr. Brown, D.D.S.

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Santee Dentist – Dr. Brown, D.D.S. – Family Dentistry

Welcome to our dental website!  We have taken great care to keep our site informative and easy to use. It is our hope that we have provided you with information that will help improve your overall health and well being. If you would like to speak to our office about setting up an appointment, please call 619-448-6396. Appointments are available MONDAY thru SATURDAY.  Emergency appointments available. 

We offer comprehensive dental treatment including:

  • Preventative Exams, X-Rays, Fluoride & Cleanings (Prophy & Periodontal Maintenance)
  • Scaling & Root Planning (Deep Cleaning), Arestin (Antibiotic for Gums), & Periodontal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dentistry, Smile Makeovers, Veneers, All-Ceramic Crowns, Teeth Whitening
  • General Dentistry, Composite Fillings, Crowns, Implant Crowns, Bridges, Mouth Guards
  • Invisalign Orthodontics, Teeth Straightening, Smile Design
  • Endodontics (Molar,
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Surgery, Advantages, Risks, and Insurance Questions



Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss — mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available.


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.


What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:


  • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.

  • Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without
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Idaho Falls Dentist | Comfort Care Dental

Dental Crowns

Crowns are employed when you have a tooth that is weakened by cracks or decay. Crowns are usually made from porcelain, porcelain fused metal, or full gold and is placed on top of the old tooth to protect it from further damage. A crown is placed in two appointments with your Idaho Falls dentist, one to measure for the crown and the second to place the permanent crown.

Invisalign

Invisalign is a product that works like metal braces but may be removed when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Your Invisalign braces are worn for two weeks at a time, at which point they are resized. Each resizing brings you closer to perfect alignment. Comfort Care Dental will give you a free exam and consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

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Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? All teeth become discolored over time and there

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Light Touch Dental Care Holland, OH

Looking for a highly skilled Dentist in Toledo Ohio who is friendly, compassionate and treats you like family? You have come to the right place! Light Touch Dental Care of Toledo is committed to making even the most nervous patient feel comfortable. We treat every patient who walks through the door of the dentist office with the same level of care and respect that we would give to our own family.

Patients of All Ages Welcome

Whether you are looking to improve your smile or maintain your already gorgeous grin, everyone in the family is welcome at Light Touch Dental Care. From young children who are getting their first baby teeth, to adults of all ages, Dr. Natalie Nechvatal knows that different dental needs come with at each stage of life. She has experience and expertise in family dental care and offers services for everyday dental needs like:

• Dental 

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Dentists Near Me In Addison

Are You Wondering Where to Find the Closest Dentist in Addison?

Well, wonder no more because exceptional dental care can be yours at Ideal Dental of Addison. We proudly offer very competitive prices for all of our general, cosmetic, orthodontic, and restorative dental services. Our office is well equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including electronic patient files, digital radiography, Invisalign® simulation software, intraoral cameras, and more.

To help ease your dental expenses, Ideal Dental of Addison is happy to work with you to put a healthy smile within reach. We accept most major dental insurance plans for the utmost convenience. If your policy won’t cover all of your costs, speak to our knowledgeable office staff about the MetroCare discount program. All MetroCare members instantly receive significant savings on numerous dental treatments.

As you search for the closest local dentist, you may also be looking for a practice with affordable financing

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Charlotte dentist with child patients needs masks, PPE

After nearly 30 years as a Charlotte-area pediatric dentist, focusing on children with severe heart defects and other complex conditions, Dr. Meg Lochary long ago accepted the extra risks that come with their care.

But she’s still trying to comprehend how, in the midst of a pandemic, she’s reduced to protecting her young patients and herself by wearing a painter’s face mask donated by a sympathetic neighbor.

The gold standard in her profession are N95 respirator masks, but those are so scarce that Lochary says she has enough to safely practice for only two more weeks. That raises the stakes for patients who often can’t wait for treatment.

Many of Lochary’s child patients can’t have medical procedures, such as cardiac catheterizations, until they first get dental care to avoid infecting their cardiac tissue with bacteria from their mouths.

Medically compromised children generally have higher risks of dental decay because of

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