November 23, 1990 |
Dr. Dallas C. Hess, a Jenkintown dentist whose plain, simple, unapologetic approach to life drew patients and pals to him, died Wednesday. He was 64 and lived in Meadowbrook, Montgomery County. It followed that Dallas Hess would become a dentist. His father, Lawrence Hess, was a prominent member of the dental profession, a professor at Temple University's Dental School and active in the dental societies. When he started out in the profession, it used to get his goat once in a while when one of the older heads would refer to him as "Larry's kid. " He certainly wasn't anyone but his own man to people who knew Dallas Hess.
September 7, 1989 |
Dr. Victor Dunston, a West Philadelphia dentist who played taped jazz to put his patients at ease as he placed them into his chair, died Saturday of a heart attack in Amherst, Va. He was 63 and lived in West Philadelphia. "Victor loved his practice, loved his patients," said Lonnetta Dunston, his former wife. "After a stroke in 1983, doctors told him he would have to give everything up due to the precarious state of his health. " But Dunston refused to call it quits. Working along with his doctors and therapists, he managed to recover most of his motor skills, although he still had problems with his speech.
April 6, 2011
Dr. David A. Gerace, 52, of Drexel Hill, a dentist, died of leukemia Saturday, April 2, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gerace practiced in Drexel Hill for more than 20 years and, since 2005, also shared a practice in Jennersville. "His offices were his second homes and he treated his staff and patients like family," his wife, Noreen Gerace, said. A native of Drexel Hill, Dr. Gerace graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and a dental degree from Temple University.
November 23, 2012 |
Herman London Press, 87, a longtime dentist who lived in Northeast Philadelphia, but practiced in Bucks County, died Saturday, Nov. 3, of natural causes at a nursing home in Fayetteville, Ark. The son of Russian immigrants in South Philadelphia, Dr. Press began practicing dentistry in Levittown and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, after World War II when no other practitioner was available. Niece Marlene E. Joseph, a lawyer in Jenkintown, said Dr. Press was beloved by patients because of the lengths to which he went on their behalf.
September 3, 1987 |
Heeeere's Johnny, up to his tort in a $5 million lawsuit by a Long Island dentist who doesn't think the dentist jokes told by the talk show king are funny. Johnny Carson hit a nerve, dentist Michael Mendelson of Melville, N.Y., said in court papers filed yesterday, when he told viewers of his April 18, 1986, show: "Imagine dentists going out of business. I haven't been so happy about a group disbanding since the Gestapo. " Mendelson fired off a letter to Carson demanding a "smirk-free public apology.
May 11, 2012 |
INSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy was busted dishing out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone — and may have treated patients while he was high on crack cocaine, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General. A monthlong investigation — which began with a tip from a confidential informant — ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who allegedly sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street.
August 26, 2010
A Delaware County dentist has been indicted in the alleged filing of inaccurate tax returns, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Richard P. Kaufman, 60, of Glen Mills, has been charged with obstructing administration of Internal Revenue laws, making false claims, and failing to file tax returns. According to the indictment, Kaufman has not filed a legitimate tax return since 1992. It says he attempted to hide income from the IRS by changing bank accounts, transferring property into the name of another person, submitting false documents, and making false claims totaling $7 million in federal income withholdings for 2008.
February 1, 2013
A Delaware County dentist is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of whomever broke into his Upper Darby practice, stole copper tubing, and caused over $40,000 in damages. John-Eric Kramer, who had moved his offices from Philadelphia, was renovating a large stone Tudor-style building he had purchased at 7200 Bradford Rd. He said the thief or thieves broke in through a basement door. The repairs are costly, he said, because plumbing for a dental practice requires special fixtures to prevent contamination.
July 22, 2008 |
A former Staten Island, N.Y., dentist who maintained an office and surgical center in Berlin Township was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison yesterday for fraudulently obtaining about $2.8 million in mortgage loans. Authorities said Terrance D. Stradford, 48, and a former employee spent the money on luxury items, including a 46-foot yacht and North Carolina waterfront property. U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson ordered Stradford, also known as Wayne Sellers, to pay $592,000 in restitution and forfeit $720,000 of seized illegal proceeds.
July 16, 1991 |
The 14-year-old Glenolden girl was sitting in a reclining dentist chair at Dr. Arvin Bartolazo's office in Darby Borough, about to have her teeth cleaned, when she felt his hand on her right breast. "I didn't know what to do," the victim, now 15, said in an interview yesterday. "I was shocked - I mean, he's supposed to be a professional. " The teenager said she told her mother about the incident, and they reported it to the Darby police. Yesterday, Bartolazo, 30, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty in Delaware County Court to three counts of indecent assault.