September 5, 2012
DEAR HARRY: For a number of reasons, I changed dentists last month. Since I'm a new patient, his secretary insisted that I present my credit card for an "open bill" to protect the dentist from having collection problems. I hesitated, but ultimately did it because I was told he would not even see me without it. Since I have never been asked to do this, I contacted Visa to see if it was OK. The lady I spoke with said that they do not permit such things. But the dentist has the paper I signed.
August 3, 2012 |
Kenneth C. Fordham Sr., 83, a Radnor dentist from 1954 to 2004, died of complications from dementia on Tuesday, July 17, at Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla. He had moved from Strafford to Florida in 2006. Born in Regensburg, Germany, Dr. Fordham graduated from Vineland (N.J.) High School in 1946, earned a bachelor's in biology at Ursinus College in 1949, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1953. He served in the Army Dental Corps in West Germany in 1953-54.
June 13, 2012 |
A Cherry Hill, N.J. dentist was sentenced to 15 years in a federal lockup Tuesday for traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania in 2009 to have sex with what he thought was an underage girl named "Jessica" and for producing and possessing child porn. Jon C. Lackner, 48, has been in federal custody since he was convicted at trial in June 2011 on five counts relating to attempting and traveling to induce a minor to have sex. He also pleaded guilty Tuesday to using an underage girl in Turkey he met in an Internet chat room to produce sexually explicit images in 2007.
June 8, 2012 |
George E. Monasky was a Navy dentist in Hawaii in 1962 when he met his future wife, an Army nurse. Learning how to anesthetize, he had given an especially good dose to one patient. "My mother was a recovery room nurse," their daughter Ann said, and until the patient regained consciousness, "my mom had to stay there. So they had an hour or two to talk and get to know one another. " A 1963 marriage followed. "Most people meet in the States and honeymoon in Hawaii," their daughter said.
May 13, 2012 |
I NSTEAD OF HANDING out toothbrushes and dental floss, a dentist in East Mount Airy dished out prescriptions for Percocet and Oxycodone and may have treated patients while he was high on crack, according to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. A monthlong investigation that began with a tip from a confidential informant ended Thursday with the arrest of Chandrakant Parekh, 62, who sold at least 14 prescriptions for Oxycodone and Percocet for between $30 and $40 each from his clinic on Germantown Avenue near Sharpnack Street, authorities said.
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.
March 13, 2012 |
WAYNE Marcellus Taylor was a skilled and popular West Philadelphia dentist, but his true love was dogs. "If he could have made a living with his dogs, he would have given up dentistry," said his sister, Sheryl Taylor Bailey. Fortunately for his loyal patients, he stayed with dentistry. But he kept six dogs, four at his home in Yeadon and two at a dog club in Quakertown. He also bred dogs and hunted with them. Wayne Taylor, a dentist for 30 years who often did free work for seniors on fixed incomes, died March 7 of an apparent heart attack.
January 19, 2012 |
A Center City dentist and his daughter have been indicted on charges of billing insurance companies for almost $5 million in fraudulent medical bills through the pain management clinic they operate together. Owen Rogal, 71, who has been living and working in Center City for decades, runs the Pain Center at 12th and Lombard Streets. His 50-year-old daughter, Kim Rogal, of Delaware, works there as an office manager. Since mid-2002, District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday, the Rogals have repeatedly billed 15 insurance companies $4,800 for a procedure that costs $800 at the most.
November 18, 2011 |
A Delaware County dentist, who authorities say hasn't filed a legitimate tax return since 1991, has been sentenced to six years in a federal lockup. A jury convicted Richard P. Kaufman, 61, who represented himself, in August in a scheme to obstruct or impede the administration of federal income tax laws, false claims and failure to file returns. Authorities said the Ivy League-educated Kaufman attempted to hide his income from the IRS by transferring his house into a bogus trust, frequently changing the bank into which he deposited his business receipts, and submitting $10 million in phony documents to the IRS that he said were "bonded promissory notes.