April 16, 2013 |
JEFFREY DEITCH majored in psychology, but eventually became more fascinated by what goes on inside the brain than its emotional reactions. He was intrigued by the "miracle of this extraordinarily well-oiled machine - our brains," said his son, Caleb Deitch. This fascination led him to the main thrust of his scientific work, the study of the crippling disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and the search for a cause and cure. "He found his life's professional path and passion," his son said.
March 30, 2013 |
TULSA, Okla. - Health officials Thursday urged an Oklahoma oral surgeon's patients to undergo hepatitis and HIV testing, saying filthy conditions behind his office's spiffy facade posed a threat to his 7,000 clients and made him a "menace to the public health. " The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry said Thursday that state and county health inspectors went to W. Scott Harrington's practice after a patient with no other known risk factors tested positive for both hepatitis C and the virus that causes AIDS.
December 17, 2012 |
Sidney R. Bridges, 81, a dentist who served patients at his West Philadelphia office for 50 years, died Saturday, Dec. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at Rosemont Presbyterian Village, an assisted-living facility. Dr. Bridges was an emeritus member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, which administers clinical examinations in dentistry and dental hygiene. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Dental Examiners since 1975, and was on the board of governors of the Philadelphia County Dental Society.
December 11, 2012
A memorial service for U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Paul E. Farrell, 86, who died Friday, Oct. 19, in Virginia Beach, Va., will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Arlington National Cemetery. A 12:45 p.m. service will be followed by burial with full military honors, said his son, U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Farrell Jr. Born in Upper Darby, Adm. Farrell graduated West Catholic High School and La Salle University. He was a Navy hospital corpsman in World War II, then served aboard the USS Fargo.
December 7, 2012 |
ALTHOUGH SIDNEY Riddick Bridges was known as a distinguished dentist who wanted to help the needy get the same quality care as the wealthy, he was also a man of many talents and interests. An accomplished photographer, he captured the beauty of Fairmount Park, the Wissahickon Valley, Boathouse Row and other famous Philadelphia scenic delights, as well as the landscape of the human face. He enchanted friends and family with his work, and also exhibited at local art venues, including the October Gallery, which featured the work of African-American artists.
November 1, 2012 |
Joseph A. Maressa Sr., 89, of Atco, a fixture in South Jersey Democratic politics who, as a state senator in the 1970s, sponsored legislation creating the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, died of respiratory failure on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Virtua West Jersey Hospital in Berlin. A lifelong resident of Camden County, Mr. Maressa earned a law degree in 1952 in the hope of becoming an FBI agent. That dream did not materialize, setting him on an unanticipated road that led to decades of private legal practice, public service, health-care advocacy, and the universe of South Jersey Democratic politics.
October 19, 2012 |
He's James Wiener, D.D.S., by day, his hours filled with crowns, bridges, and treatment plans. But by night, he's country crooner Jimmie Lee, rockin' a "bad-ass attitude" with a lovely in Daisy Dukes on each arm. "Dentistry is a vocation," says Wiener, who owns practices in Audubon, Haddonfield, and Marlton. But "the magic is performing in front of people. " Have I mentioned that Jimmie's stage persona is "the Jersey Outlaw," and that one of his CDs is titled Kid Vegas ?
October 13, 2012 |
Dr. Nalin D. Patel, 62, of Newtown, Bucks County, a dentist with offices in Langhorne and Fairless Hills, died Monday, Oct. 8, of a blood infection at St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Patel opened his first office in 1992, buying the practice now known as Fairless Hills Dental Center, his niece Rupal Patel said. He established a chain of offices in 2005 known as Advanced Dental Care, based in Fairless Hills. And in 2007, his niece said, he opened Oxford Valley Dental Excellence in Langhorne.
October 11, 2012 |
Hello there One night at a party, Nicole told her friend, also named Nicole, that she was tired of looking for the right guy. "I've been dating since I was 16," she lamented. "Where is he, already?" Nicole's friend called her friend Glenn, an attending physician at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, who had mentioned this great guy, Martin, a psychiatry resident. In winter 2008, Martin called Nicole, then a recruiter for Kennedy Health System in Cherry Hill.
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.