April 17, 2015 |
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.
March 27, 2015 |
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.
March 27, 2015 |
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.
March 17, 2015 |
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.
February 26, 2015 |
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.
November 28, 2014 |
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.
October 6, 2014 |
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.
July 2, 2014 |
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.
May 27, 2014 |
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.
May 8, 2014 |
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.