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October 13, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2012 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 6, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Royal T. Popper, 88, formerly of Center City, an orthodontist, sculptor, and arts patron, died of complications from hip surgery Sunday, Feb. 26, at Ann's Choice, a retirement community in Warminster. For 35 years, Dr. Popper maintained an orthodontics office in Olney. He had a busy practice straightening the teeth of students at nearby Central and Girls High Schools, said a son, Howard. For several years, Dr. Popper also had an office in Delaware County and taught anatomy at the Temple University School of Dentistry.
NEWS
May 2, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norman Lasker, 84, of King of Prussia, a former professor at Thomas Jefferson University who developed a dialysis machine that could be used at home, died of heart failure Tuesday, April 19, under hospice care at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, Fla., where he had a winter home. Dr. Lasker joined the Jefferson Medical College staff in 1969 as an associate professor and director of the dialysis unit. In 1970, he told The Inquirer that advances were being made to treat kidney patients with dialysis outside the hospital.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2011
Globus Medical Inc. , a privately held maker of spinal implants in Audubon, Montgomery County, has appointed Daniel T. Lemaitre to its board. He is president and chief executive officer of White Pine Medical, a venture-backed medical-device start-up company. Outward Bound Philadelphia, a nonprofit educational organization that provides youth programs and raises scholarship funds to enroll urban Philadelphia students in leadership-building courses, has named Richard Baron to its board.
NEWS
December 2, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Martin N. Kravitt, 89, of Cherry Hill, a longtime dentist and founding partner of Collingswood Dental Associates, died at his home Tuesday, Nov. 30, after several strokes. Dr. Kravitt opened his Collingswood practice in the late 1950s after a two-year Army tour. By the early 1970s, it had grown so large that he added two more dentists - Roger Sheinkin and Ronald Feldberg - and Collingswood Dental Associates was created. Dr. Kravitt loved his work. He would come home and talk enthusiastically about how he had solved a particular dental problem, his family said.
NEWS
November 29, 2010 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
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.
NEWS
April 15, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
While Sue Compton was practicing her recipe for the Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, she tried to "vary the victims" by baking for her son, his friends, her coworkers, and her retired mother's social groups - the bridge club, the domino club, the Red Hat Society. Now they all can say they sampled a million-dollar tart. Compton, 56, a mortgage-loan processor and amateur cookie baker from Burlington County, was named the $1 million grand-prize winner of the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off Wednesday.
NEWS
April 6, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gary P. Kaplan, 68, of Cherry Hill, a longtime South Jersey dentist who became an advocate for organ donations after receiving a kidney transplant, died Sunday, April 4, of congestive heart failure at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Following a family tradition - his father and aunt were dentists - Dr. Kaplan started his own practice after a short stint in the Army and a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In 1972, he opened the doors to his Blackwood office, which he shared with another dentist for several years.
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