November 10, 2006
The New Jersey Joint Commission on Ethical Standards needs to stop ducking an investigation of State Sen. Wayne Bryant, who is accused of trading political influence for a $35,000-a-year sinecure at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The committee recently wasted a four-hour meeting approving minutes and arguing over whom to appoint chairman. The Bryant question was deferred on the excuse that U.S. Attorney Chris Christie had to sign off that a legislative investigation wouldn't interfere with ongoing criminal probes.
June 20, 2006 |
The revelation that 20 dentistry students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey cheated on performing clinical procedures is a sad commentary on how prejudice against such behavior has eroded in our consciences. Pragmatism reigns supreme now. The idea that ends justify the means has become part of the fabric of our daily lives. This way of thinking didn't arrive in a neat package. The notion that honesty is admirable has been whittled away in the same way that our abhorrence of violence has been blunted gradually by exposure to violent video games, television shows and movies.
April 11, 2006 |
Gov. Corzine, who has declared ethics his highest priority and cast a disparaging eye on waste at state universities, yesterday issued a statement of emphatic support for beleaguered State Sen. Wayne Bryant. The Camden County Democrat is under investigation on allegations he used his position as chairman of the Senate budget committee to steer millions to a part-time employer, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Corzine rebuffed GOP calls to remove Bryant from the helm of negotiations on the freshman governor's proposed $30.9 billion spending plan.
October 11, 2004 |
In plans that could stitch together the goals of transforming downtown Camden into a health-care and college mecca, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is looking to expand its campus significantly, with the possibility of bringing a four-year medical school to the city. The university is in preliminary discussions with the city to construct at least two multistory buildings with space for classrooms, clinical care, research, education and retail. The school is studying building on a block near Cooper University Hospital.
April 30, 2003 |
Baltimore wanted the chair, a black Windsor chair with an adjustable headrest and right desk arm. Dating from the 18th century, the chair is widely believed to be the oldest dental seat in the United States, having belonged to Josiah Flagg of Boston, the father of American dentistry. Temple University kept the chair, and created - if you'll pardon the expression - a sweet little place, the Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Weaver III Historical Dental Museum, named after a graduate and benefactor and his wife.
March 10, 2003 |
First, fillings. Then braces. Now whitening. The latest effort in America's quest for the perfect smile is focused on erasing the yellowing ravages of time and bad habits. To counter the effects of age, coffee, cigarettes and wine, more and more people are bleaching their teeth to a youthful gleam. "It is incredibly popular," said Mark Meraner, a Temple University associate professor of restorative dentistry. "It is representative of trends in dentistry in general toward aesthetic procedures.
March 8, 2003 |
Joseph F. Leary, 91, a dentist who made his patients smile for 46 years and cofounded the Conshohocken Historical Society, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia in Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. A lifelong resident of Conshohocken Borough who married the former Anne Carroll of Norristown in 1940, Dr. Leary predicted his "one-horse town" would become the "in" place to live, said his youngest daughter, Beth Hegedus. "Daddy told me in 1960 that Conshohocken would be the place to live in the year 2000," Hegedus said.
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.
May 26, 2002 |
Marcia Leek and Mary Holben have been named the recipients of the De Martini Foundation's exceptional-teacher awards. Leek, a department supervisor and chemistry teacher at Timber Creek High School in Lindenwold, will receive $2,000, and Holben, a culinary-arts teacher at the Sicklerville campus of Camden County Technical Schools, will receive $1,000. Leek has spent her entire career in the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, first at Triton, then Highland and now at the new Timber Creek school.
February 11, 2002 |
Even with a shiny, pointy, silver instrument poised over his open mouth, Jerry Morris still regards his visits to the dentist as a gift. It's not the fillings or the fluoride treatments that make him grateful for his appointments with Andrew Youngblood. It's the fact that some dentists would not treat him at all. Morris, who lives in Barrington, Camden County, is HIV positive. "A lot of dentists don't want to be bothered with people that have diseases," said Morris, 38, leaning back into his chair.