July 4, 1998 |
Robert I. Kaplan, 83, a pediatric dentist and dental educator nationally known for his writings and lectures, died Wednesday at West Jersey Hospital-Voorhees. A Voorhees resident, he was born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Camden, where he was a 1932 graduate and valedictorian of Camden High School. Dr. Kaplan, a 1938 graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry, maintained a pediatric dental practice in Camden and then in Cherry Hill until retiring in 1979. He continued to provide dental service through other avenues, including as executive director from 1984 until the early 1990s of the Camden Free Dental Clinic - one of the nation's oldest free dental clinics.
December 2, 2008 |
Manuel M. Album, 89, formerly of Jenkintown, a dentist who was a pioneer in the care of children and the handicapped, died Saturday of a blood disorder at Harborage Nursing Home in North Bergen, N.J. In the early 1950s, Dr. Album became chief of dental services at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and established the first postgraduate dental program in the United States to train students to care for the disabled. He received several research grants to study types of anesthesia for dental patients with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.
July 3, 2000 |
Arthur Leinweber, 94, a prominent Philadelphia dentist and oral surgeon who served in World War II and did extensive volunteer work for New Jersey seniors, died of kidney failure Saturday at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, Montgomery County. He lived in Ventnor, N.J. Dr. Leinweber was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1926. His wife, the late Florence K. Leinweber, also practiced dentistry. The couple had a private practice in Philadelphia until their retirement in 1974.
April 26, 2001 |
Dr. Joffie C. Pittman, a retired Philadelphia dentist and former Temple University professor known for his compassion, community service and mentoring, died Saturday of cancer. He was 63 and lived in Center City. Pittman, who had practices in Wynnefield and Willingboro, N.J., taught at Temple from 1980 to 1989. Until 1980, he also had a practice in Washington, D.C. A family member described him as "an extremely dedicated individual who volunteered his time freely to professional and community organizations.
July 20, 1989 |
Norman Peter Karmilowicz, 48, a vascular surgeon who also had a part-time dental practice, died Tuesday at Christiana Hospital in Christiana, Del. He lived in Langhorne, Bucks County. Just as Bo Jackson now excels in football and baseball, Dr. Karmilowicz proved himself adept at surgery and dentistry, his colleagues said yesterday. His part-time dental practice included many of his medical associates. "To him, dentistry was a diversion, a change of pace," said his wife, Elaine.
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.
April 27, 1999 |
Richard Cook Mears, 93, a retired Bala Cynwyd dentist who was a designer of dentures for children, died Thursday at the Dock Woods Community in Towamencin. Dr. Mears, who had resided at the retirement community for the last five years, was born in Sharon Hill and later lived in Ambler, graduating from Ambler High School. He was a pre-dental student at Pennsylvania State University and received a doctor of dental surgery degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1930.
September 6, 2000 |
Hugh Francis Robinson, 76, a longtime South Jersey dentist who was a member of Camden Catholic High School's 1942 state championship basketball team, died of complications from cancer last Wednesday at Virtua-West Jersey Hospital Marlton. Dr. Robinson, a Philadelphia native, had lived in Marlton for the last 13 years and previously resided in Pennsauken and Camden. He practiced dentistry in Camden and Pennsauken for more than 37 years before retiring in the late 1980s. Dr. Robinson became one of the first dentists to work in a mobile dental trailer, attending to indigent children in Camden County, in the 1950s and performed dental examinations for schoolchildren into the late 1970s.
October 11, 2008 |
Robert A. Waite, 79, a West Philadelphia dentist for 43 years who spoiled his daughter with candy on the condition that she brush her teeth after eating it, died Oct. 2 of a stroke at Chestnut Hill Hospital. He lived in West Mount Airy. "My father knew I had a sweet tooth. He worked long hours, and before he left his office, he would call me and ask if I wanted a treat," said daughter Roberta Lites. "My favorite was 'Now and Later' - probably the worst candy for your teeth. " Born in 1929, the son of a steel-mill worker, Dr. Waite was raised by his eldest sister in Youngstown, Ohio, after his mother died when he was 9. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1951 from Youngstown State University, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. Dr. Waite was a paratrooper and served stateside until being discharged in 1953.
July 15, 2002 |
Joshua Simon Somers, 97, of Lafayette Hill, a retired dentist who became a local celebrity for his walks along the Wissahickon, died Saturday at his home. Dr. Somers practiced dentistry for 64 years in an office in his home in the Logan section of Philadelphia. After his wife, Jean Davidow Somers, died in 1992, he retired to Lafayette Hill and discovered a new occupation - walking on Forbidden Drive, along the Wissahickon Creek, and looking for conversation around every bend. "When I moved up here, I didn't know a soul," he told a newspaper reporter last year.