April 14, 2016 |
Preston J. Elkis, 91, of Williamstown, a former dentist in Woodbury, died Friday, April 8, at home. Born in Woodbury, Dr. Elkis graduated from Woodbury High School in 1941, earned a bachelor's degree in science at Muhlenberg College in 1945, and graduated from what is now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University. He served from 1954 to 1957 as an Army dentist in Bremerhaven, West Germany, where his daughter Karin said she was born. Dr. Elkis opened his general practice in Paulsboro at the end of 1957 and moved his office to Woodbury in the mid-1960s, she said.
November 28, 2013 |
NORRISTOWN Two Broomall women who performed procedures on patients at a Bryn Mawr office while posing as a dentist and dental assistant have been sentenced to jail. Montgomery County Court Judge William J. Furber Jr. on Monday imposed two- to 23-month terms on Cheryl A. Laing and Jessica Gullickson, along with four years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He fined each $1,000 and ordered them to pay $5,100 in restitution to four patients, said Assistant District Attorney John Gradel.
August 11, 2013 |
Last August, Jefferson University Hospital surgeons removed a Haitian man's diseased lower jaw, then reconstructed it using bone from his left leg. The $100,000 worth of medical care, donated by Jefferson, liberated Daniel Smith, 30, from a noncancerous but life-threatening, disfiguring jaw tumor. The only downside to his transformation, chronicled in The Inquirer, was the lack of lower teeth. His doctors had no way to firmly attach ordinary dentures to his pseudo gums, made of a flap of connective tissue and skin from his leg. He needed dental implants - artificial tooth roots - and state-of-the-art restorative dentistry.
June 29, 2013 |
Frank H. Lawson, 92, of Wynnewood, a suburban dentist for 52 years, died Tuesday, June 18 - the eve of his 65th wedding anniversary - of an infection at Riddle Village in Media. Starting in 1946, Dr. Lawson practiced from a home office on Henley Road, drawing three generations of the same families from as far away as North Jersey. He answered the phone, kept the books, and was on duty weekdays, a half-day Saturday, and two nights a week. When patients had money problems, he bartered or lowered his fees, said his son Philip.
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.