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July 28, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
A dentist who was fired by Penn Dental Medicine is suing the University of Pennsylvania, alleging he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for reporting that a fellow dentist was providing unnecessary treatment to make more money. In its legal response, Penn claims it fired Steven S. Pesis because he reviewed patients' records without permission, in violation of university policies and the federal law that protects the confidentiality of patients' medical information. Pesis' lawsuit is also against Peter B. Kauderwood, executive director of administration for Penn's School of Dental Medicine.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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August 21, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
I find our basement's clutter oddly reassuring, rows of boxes loaded with relics that in most cases are the only tangible connections to a past in which I too often and too happily dwell. My wife appreciates the memories, though not the clutter. She's asked me to do the impossible, to discard a little each week. Considering this cardboard jungle, one family's sprawling, messy archive, I know it won't be easy. But determined to keep the peace, while also keeping as much of the past as I can, I agree to go through what T.S. Eliot called "these fragments . . . shored against my ruins.
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July 28, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
A dentist who was fired by Penn Dental Medicine is suing the University of Pennsylvania, alleging he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for reporting that a fellow dentist was providing unnecessary treatment to make more money. In its legal response, Penn claims it fired Steven S. Pesis because he reviewed patients' records without permission, in violation of university policies and the federal law that protects the confidentiality of patients' medical information. Pesis' lawsuit is also against Peter B. Kauderwood, executive director of administration for Penn's School of Dental Medicine.
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May 29, 2016 | Paul Jablow, FOR THE INQUIRER
The dentist and the ex-cop first met about five years ago at a pain management seminar at Tufts University. "He asked me what I was doing there," recalls Carlos Aquino, who spent 23 years on the Philadelphia police force before retiring in 1995 as a sergeant specializing in narcotics investigations. "When I told him, he understood. " Elliot Hersh, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania dental school who specializes in pharmacology, understood so well that he soon had Aquino lecturing his students on the dangers of overprescribing painkillers, including opioids such as Percocet and Vicodin.
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April 14, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Preston J. Elkis, 91, of Williamstown, a former dentist in Woodbury, died Friday, April 8, at home. Born in Woodbury, Dr. Elkis graduated from Woodbury High School in 1941, earned a bachelor's degree in science at Muhlenberg College in 1945, and graduated from what is now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He served from 1954 to 1957 as an Army dentist in Bremerhaven, West Germany, where his daughter Karin said she was born. Dr. Elkis opened his general practice in Paulsboro at the end of 1957 and moved his office to Woodbury in the mid-1960s, she said.
NEWS
December 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Keith F. Anderson, 89, a longtime Philadelphia dentist who was known for helping patients even if they couldn't pay, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, of complications from Parkinson's disease. Dr. Anderson also worked at Temple University's dental school for 25 years and enjoyed mentoring students, said his son, Keith Jr. He was a professor of dentistry and later became director of emergency services at the dental school. He continued his private practice while teaching. "If you came in and you didn't have any money, he would still fix your teeth," said Anderson, 52, an IT project manager for Verizon.
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October 13, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Daniel P. Casullo, 71, of Center City, a Philadelphia dentist and educator, died Saturday, Oct. 3, of pancreatic cancer at home. Despite a three-year battle with the disease, Dr. Casullo "lived life to the fullest and was an inspiration and friend to all who met him," his family said. Born in Boston and reared in Medford, Mass., Dr. Casullo graduated from Medford High School in 1962. He excelled in academics and sports, including basketball and golf, and was an active golf caddy.
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August 3, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
BY NOW, we all know that Cecil the lion was slaughtered by a rich American dentist named Walter Palmer, who paid $50,000 to track and kill the magnificent beast in Zimbabwe in early July. I've never understood the allure of hunting animals for kicks, whether it's offing a squirrel with a .22 or ripping into a big cat like Cecil with a crossbow. A lot of Americans don't get it, either. Over 735,000 of them have signed a "Justice for Cecil" petition on change.org, urging punishment for those involved in Cecil's death (including the big-game tour guides Palmer hired to help hunt his prey)
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July 11, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter Gaskill, 92, of Jenkintown, a decorated World War II veteran and a longtime dentist in Northeast Philadelphia, died Monday, July 6, of complications from a stroke at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gaskill practiced dentistry for a half-century, initially from the basement of his home on Large Street and later from offices at 7958 Bustleton Ave. and in Cheltenham. "He was the dentist of 50 years who bartered his expertise many times for baked goods when his patients couldn't pay their bill.
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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.
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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.
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