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October 28, 1996 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
Every two weeks or so, Doc Young would mosey into town and set up shop in somebody's living room. It was only a matter of time before almost everyone in town would pay him a visit. "Everybody needs to go to the dentist sooner or later," said Floyd E. Baker. He should know. Floyd Edward Baker, DDS, followed in Doc Young's footsteps. Once a year, the 76-year-old Mount Airy dentist returns home to where Doc Young practiced - a small, one-dentist town in Missouri - and rolls up in a mobile home-type van that's been converted into a fully equipped dental office.
NEWS
December 10, 1992 | by Kathy Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
A dentist suing ABC and "20/20" correspondent John Stossel for libel admitted under cross-examination yesterday that most of his patients are referred to him by negligence lawyers and that he finds a jaw problem in 99 percent of these patients. Dr. Owen Rogal, who runs the "Pain Center" on Broad Street near Locust, also testified that he wrote a book, "Mandibular Whiplash," about temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ) sustained in auto accidents. In the book, he advises dentists and lawyers that "every accident has a TMJ component," he testified yesterday.
NEWS
July 2, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harold Tanenbaum, 96, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired dentist, died Friday, June 20, of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Lafayette Retirement Community. A son of Ukrainian immigrants, Mr. Tanenbaum attended Olney High School and the Temple University School of Dentistry. A prize winner at Temple for his work in pediatric dentistry, he also served in the Army Dental Corps in 1942 and attained the rank of captain before leaving the service in 1946. Mr. Tanenbaum worked as a dentist and lived with his wife of 66 years, Frances Chernofsky Tanenbaum, in Logan, Glenside, Ventnor, N.J., Jenkintown, and Philadelphia.
NEWS
October 5, 1993 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A female dentist and graduate student has sued Temple University in federal court, alleging she has been subjected to sexual harassment and discrimination by a professor at Temple's dental school. The dentist, Anastasia Batsis, is seeking money damages from both the university and the professor, Asterios Doukoudakis. The alleged wrongdoing began in January 1991, when Batsis enrolled in the school's prosthodontics program, which Doukoudakis directs, and included "inappropriate and unwanted sexual touching, comments and other advances," the suit states.
NEWS
June 23, 1998 | by Julie Knipe Brown, Daily News Staff Writer
Slain Society Hill dentist Stephen Grosse was drunk at the time of his murder, with tests showing his blood-alcohol level was enough to prevent him from fending off his attacker, authorities said yesterday. Toxicology tests show that Grosse, 44, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15, which is 50 percent above the legal limit of 0.10, said Montgomery County Coroner Halbert Fillinger. Tests are not complete on whether Grosse had any drugs in his system when he died, Fillinger said.
NEWS
January 8, 1988 | By GINA BOUBION, Daily News Staff Writer
A Philadelphia dentist has been charged with cheating hundreds of poor people under the state Medicaid program by making them pay extra for anesthesia. Dr. Bernard Rothman, 49, of Delancey Place near 21st Street in Center City, was charged with 524 counts of Medicaid fraud in Harrisburg yesterday. Rothman, an oral surgeon, is accused of requiring his poorest patients to pay $15 to $20 a shot for general anesthesia, then billing Medicaid for the treatment. Each count is a felony and carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
NEWS
December 27, 1990 | By Dan Cornwell, Special to The Inquirer
Root canal. Fillings. Crown reconstruction. For many people, even routine dental operations provoke responses of fear. For dental phobics, the fear is multiplied a thousand times. Brian Moscow, a dental anesthesiologist, believes that dental phobics need not go through life shielding their teeth from the world. He believes the solution, in a word, is anesthesia. "Ninety percent of my patients are people who want to go to the dentist, but don't want to hear a drill and can't handle a needle.
NEWS
July 25, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William H. Phillips, 77, of Wayne, a dentist in Havertown for 37 years, died Tuesday at Paoli Hospital of a stroke. Dr. Phillips, whose father died when he was 5, was educated at Girard College, then a boarding school for fatherless boys. He was grateful for the tuition-free education, his daughter Anne Murphy said, and returned to Girard every year for a reunion with former classmates. He earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University on a Navy ROTC scholarship and then served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Kula Gulf.
NEWS
June 24, 2011
Harry Field, 91, a dentist in Northeast Philadelphia for more than 40 years, died of cancer Wednesday, May 11, at McKnight Place Extended Care in St. Louis. Dr. Field opened a dental office in Frankford in 1948 and opened a second office in the Summerdale section of Philadelphia in 1951. After several years, he closed the Frankford office. He practiced in Summerdale until he was in his early 70s. Dr. Field grew up in Overbrook Park, graduated from Overbrook High School, and attended what is now La Salle University.
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April 17, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Berwyn dentist has been arrested and charged with illegally prescribing narcotics to his wife, other staff members, and a juvenile, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Chad Gretzula, 44, and his wife, Rebecca, 32, of Yellow Springs Road in Malvern, were arrested Tuesday for the distribution of narcotics at the dental office where they worked. He is charged with 174 counts of possessing a controlled substance, theft, reckless endangerment, and related charges.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
David A. Bresler, 61, of Meadowbrook, known to many small patients throughout the area as "the kids' dentist," died Saturday, March 21, from complications of surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Bresler opened his first pediatric dental office in Roxborough in 1982 and in the next 30 years expanded to Dresher, Jenkintown, Newtown Square, and South and Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Bresler developed a dental-care model for all children, regardless of family income. He was owner- operator of Doc Bresler's Cavity Busters - a multilocation, multi-dentist practice providing pediatric dentistry, general dentistry, and orthodontics.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Sr. was 14, in the depths of the Depression, his father, Adam, was laid off as an elevator operator at RCA in Camden. Adam then hoped to open a shoe repair shop, because he had been a shoemaker in the Italian province of Abruzzo. But his son "convinced him to open a candy store in South Camden," said Dr. Alexander A. Colalillo Jr., speaking of his father. "My father and my grandmother Marie sold frozen chocolate-covered bananas," among other sweets, over the counter at Alex's Candy Store.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thomas Austin Davis, 93, a dentist in Oreland for half a century, died Thursday, March 5, of a heart attack at Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he had been on the staff. Born in Memphis to James and Pearl Owen Davis, Dr. Davis was one of seven children. During World War II, all four of the Davis boys, who were close in age, were drafted. All came back. Dr. Davis was sent to Burma as a medic and X-ray technician, his family said. He attended Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University, and earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the Dental School of the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IT WAS AN UNUSUAL dentistry practice. Vernon Morley Jr. traveled to five states, from Texas to Pennsylvania, treating federal prisoners. It might be news to many that the Bureau of Prisons of the U.S. Attorney's Office employed dentists, but that's where Vernon Morley worked for a big part of his career. He was a Navy officer for 42 years, then took immense satisfaction in treating prisoners in federal penitentiaries in Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and New York.
NEWS
November 28, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
PERRY FENNELL had this peculiar habit. A dedicated runner, he always searched the ground ahead for a penny. He probably wouldn't have turned down something with a larger value, but it was a penny he coveted. "He always felt it was a special day when he found a penny," his family said. Perry, a prominent dentist and longtime community leader, ran the annual Broad Street Run, a number of other races, and one marathon. What did he do with the pennies? He collected them in jars, and, knowing what kind of a man he was, he probably ended up using them in some worthy cause or other.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
IS CHARLOTTE Clinton running for office yet? Are George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin on the outs? Did Martin Sheen shake his head over the latest news involving one of his sons? Only one of these questions has any chance of getting answered in this week's Celebrityville. Enjoy the ride. Yesterday Dental visits aren't usually this exciting, but tabloid mainstay Charlie Sheen sure would know how to turn an everyday procedure into a twisted mess. He's alleged to have jumped out of a dental chair, pull off his nitrous oxide mask and fondle a tata belonging to a dental tech, according to a new lawsuit filed by said dental, TMZ reported.
NEWS
July 2, 2014 | By Lydia O'Neal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harold Tanenbaum, 96, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired dentist, died Friday, June 20, of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Lafayette Retirement Community. A son of Ukrainian immigrants, Mr. Tanenbaum attended Olney High School and the Temple University School of Dentistry. A prize winner at Temple for his work in pediatric dentistry, he also served in the Army Dental Corps in 1942 and attained the rank of captain before leaving the service in 1946. Mr. Tanenbaum worked as a dentist and lived with his wife of 66 years, Frances Chernofsky Tanenbaum, in Logan, Glenside, Ventnor, N.J., Jenkintown, and Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
When Leonard Tau's father opened his dental practice in New York in 1971, attracting business required very little effort. "My dad put a shingle up, and the patients just came," Tau said. By the time Tau started his practice in Northeast Philadelphia in 2007, the Internet had made life anything but smile-worthy for dentists. What are now more than 100 websites that collect and republish consumer reviews (Yelp, Angie's List, etc.) can turn a patient's miserable experience with a root canal into a reputation nightmare for a dentist.
NEWS
May 8, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  In the 1950s, after he had joined his father's dental practice in Pitman, Edward D. Blackman Jr. decided to do what had not been done there before. "One day a week, every Wednesday of the school year, he ran a dental clinic in the Pitman school system," son Douglas said. The free care extended into the 1970s. On Friday, May 2, Dr. Blackman, 92, who practiced in Pitman from 1946 to 1988, died at Pitman Manor, a senior-care community. The Rev. Larry Potts, senior pastor at the Pitman United Methodist Church, called Dr. Blackman "an amazing part of this community.
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