April 20, 2011
DEAR ABBY: I work in a dental office. My boss (the doctor) and his assistant have a problem keeping their pants up. Every time either of them reaches for something or, God forbid, bends over - they flash their backsides. It's just bad, and both of them are pretty good-sized men. My boss is the kindest, most generous person I know. But frankly, this is an embarrassment for patients and co-workers alike. Something has to be done. Any suggestions to help us with this problem would be greatly appreciated.
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.
February 16, 2011 |
Cecil Parker is blessed with a stunning smile, and because that toothiness is integral to his stage appeal, the 39-year-old singer from Old City signed up early when he heard the mobile dentists were rolling into town. Parker got X-rays, a cleaning, and several fillings fixed on a recent Friday morning when California-based dentist Elliot Schlang and his team of traveling technicians came to Philadelphia at the behest of MusiCares, the national nonprofit arm of the Grammys. The annual Grammy Awards were just bestowed Sunday.
February 3, 2011
Cletus M. Bonds III, 61, of Lionville, a dentist, died of a heart attack Sunday, Jan. 31, at Chester County Hospital. Dr. Bonds grew up in Alabama and Kentucky, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky. He earned a dental degree from the University of Louisville, where he met his future wife, Ellen Ginter, who was an undergraduate. After serving in the Navy in California, Dr. Bonds established a dental practice in Lionville in 1980. Besides maintaining his practice, he was chief of the clinical dental service at Brandywine Hospital for the last 27 years.
January 31, 2011 |
THE PRETTY little girl fell for one of the ruses that sex offenders use to lure their prey into the horror of their creepy passions. Jesse K. Timmendequas, a convicted sex offender, told the 7-year-old girl who lived across the street from him in Hamilton Township, N.J., that he wanted to show her a puppy. Megan Kanka went into the man's house on that warm Friday night in June 1994 to see the nonexistent puppy and was brutally raped and savagely murdered. Sometime during the attack, the feisty little girl managed to bite Timmendequas on his right hand with enough force that it was still swollen when police questioned him. That bite mark became a crucial piece of evidence at Timmendequas' trial when forensic dentist Haskell Askin demonstrated to a Mercer County jury how the bite mark was made by Megan's teeth.
January 30, 2011 |
With more than a dozen television shows featuring forensic science, lab work involving the deceased has become a fantasy career choice for many people. Haskell Askin's job certainly would have appealed to CSI and Forensic Files fans. Among his many high-profile cases, Dr. Askin identified 7-year-old Megan Kanka's bite mark on the man who had raped and killed her in 1994 in Hamilton Township, N.J., leading to Jesse Timmendequas' conviction and contributing to the passing of the state's Megan's Law. He also helped identify victims of massive tragedies: the 1985 MOVE bombing, the 1984 fire at Six Flags Great Adventure, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina.
November 29, 2010 |
BOB GALLAGHER was a dentist with a difference. Long before it became common dental practice, he emphasized prevention and good nutrition for his patients and was among the first to have hygienists on his staff. He also practiced restorative dentistry when it was not often done, and he believed in keeping himself educated on the latest developments in the field. Dr. Robert F. Gallagher, who practiced dentistry in Chestnut Hill for 60 years and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, during which he flew supply planes over the "hump" in the China-Burma-India theater, died Nov. 17 of heart failure.
November 19, 2010
POKER ALWAYS seems to be changing, which demands dealing with the evolving trends. But still, one of the toughest challenges remains handling the psychological aspect of an opponent's showing you a bluff. In today's hand from the World Poker Tour's $15,000-buy-in Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Las Vegas' Bellagio in 2009, with blinds at $1,200-$2,400 plus a $400 ante, longtime pro Kenna James opened for $6,500 with A-9 offsuit in the cutoff seat. The big blind, with a stack of about $110,000 compared with James' $305,000, called.
September 22, 2010 |
His job may be to fix teeth, but one Delaware County dentist has been accused of trying to bust some. Already under federal indictment for allegedly filing false tax returns, Richard Kaufman, 60, who has a dentistry practice in Newtown Square, now faces assault charges in Glen Mills after police said he and a buddy beat two men who tried to repossess Kaufman's car last week. Police said two men from Stealth Recovery Repossession Co. arrived at Kaufman's house on Ivy Lane in Glen Mills about 11 p.m. Thursday to repossess his 2006 Jeep Commander, but their knocks at his doors went unanswered.
September 21, 2010 |
Walter E. Knouse Jr., 85, of Lumberville, a dentist and pilot who once lived in a house many thought was haunted, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Buckingham Athletic Club. Dr. Knouse attended Cheltenham High School, where he lettered in three sports. When he was 17, he enlisted in the Navy. He told the Bucks County Courier Times in 2007 that while on active duty with the Navy from 1943 to 1948, he piloted 10 different aircraft, including the Douglas Dauntless dive-bomber and a Hellcat, and made 100 landings aboard aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean.