December 5, 1990 |
For a self-described "one-chair dentist" who referred all but routine cases to specialists, David S. Link managed to earn himself a measure of celebrity. Active in several service projects in the Main Line communities along City Avenue, Link over three decades parlayed his small Wynnefield practice into a call-in dental-health radio program as well as posts as the official dentist for St. Joseph's University and the Philadelphia 76ers. He counted among his friends doctors, broadcasters and Julius Erving, the 76ers retired star forward.
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.
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.
October 28, 2013 |
Gerald B. Melman, 81, a Mount Holly dentist from 1959 to 1998, died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 20, at his home there. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Melman graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1949, earned a bachelor's in mathematics and in 1955 his dental degree, both from Temple University. While working as an Air Force dentist in northeastern France, he met and married his wife, Josette. In 1957, the Melmans returned to Philadelphia, where he worked in a dental clinic before beginning his Mount Holly practice in 1959 in a rented office on Main Street.
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.
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.
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.
January 4, 1992 |
Friends of Orlando C. Campoli agreed yesterday that the Cherry Hill orthodontist was one of a kind, a character right out of Damon Runyon. "They called him the dentist to the stars because celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would come to him when they were in New Jersey," said Stanley J. Zaleski, a longtime friend and Cherry Hill dentist. Dr. Campoli, 66, of Haddonfield, died Thursday at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. He had fought cancer for several years.