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September 9, 2007 | By Joe Routon FOR THE INQUIRER
Planning is everything. My wife had selected Poland as our destination, and, after extensive research, put together a grand tour. In Krakow, our hotel was less than a block from the main square. We visited Auschwitz, the salt mines, Wawel Castle, museums and churches and took a Schindler's List tour. We were having such a great time that I didn't think much about an occasional mild ache in one of my upper molars. One night, the pain worsened and began to throb. Tossing and turning, I tried in vain to find a position that provided relief.
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The state Superior Court got right to the root of the problem. It decided that dental patients who undergo root-canal procedures are entitled to be informed of the risks involved. A lower court judge had ruled that root-canal was not surgery, so the warning requirement was not necessary. Without the "informed consent" issue argument being allowed in a malpractice suit brought by a patient of a local dentist, a Philadelphia jury ruled in favor of the dentist in 1994. The patient appealed.
NEWS
June 14, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dr. Israel Boris "I.B. " Bender, 97, of Center City, the creator of the root-canal treatment who fought a history-making battle to save teeth, died - with every tooth in place - of heart failure June 7 at Pennsylvania Hospital. This will be the first year in 61 years that the "father of root canals" will not speak before conventioneers at the American Association of Endodontists, an organization he founded in 1942. Dr. Bender, always a crowd-pleaser, once started an award acceptance speech with: "I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony.
BUSINESS
February 13, 1995 | By David I. Turner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The mere thought of an IRS audit is enough to induce insomnia and a cold sweat in some taxpayers. So how might they react if they had to face an extra- comprehensive audit, one that delved into more areas of their personal finances and demanded a higher level of documentation? Probably not well, but that's just what 153,000 taxpayers will have to endure beginning this fall, as part of an occasional IRS program to gauge how well American taxpayers are behaving. The data will be used to help the IRS to pick out and audit those returns that are most likely to contain errors or fraud.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1994 | By Jerry W. Byrd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Moyco Industries Inc., of Philadelphia, has filed a patent-infringement suit in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Okla., over a tiny piece of dental technology that could be worth millions to the rightful owner. In the lawsuit, Moyco accuses Tulsa Dental Products, of Tulsa, and Quality Dental Products Inc., of Johnson City, Tenn., of using Moyco designs to make the tips for instruments used in root-canal surgery. Moyco said that the Profile .04 Tapers, manufactured by Quality Dental and marketed by Tulsa Dental Products, infringe on Moyco patents for the Flex-R and Onyx-R, instruments for cleaning and shaping root canals.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Delaware County women who set up a phony dental practice in Bryn Mawr, where they performed root canal operations and pulled teeth, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to their scam. In a pretrial proceeding before Judge William J. Furber Jr., Cheryl A. Laing, 46, and Jessica Gullickson, 24, both of Broomall, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of theft by deception, recklessly endangering another person, and unauthorized practice of dentistry, said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney John Neumann Gradel.
NEWS
January 3, 1988 | By Calvin Trillin
You probably don't want to hear about my dental troubles. Too bad for you. The main advantage of having a column is having someplace to dump unpleasant experiences. Were you under the impression that I've been doing this for the money? I'm going to tell you about my dental problems whether you like it or not. But not before I tell you about the problems I have every year with the state car inspection. You don't want to hear what I have to say about the state car inspection? Tough luck.
NEWS
November 21, 1996 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
A Montgomery County woman has sued the University of Pennsylvania dental school for "in excess of $50,000," charging that the staff and students used her as an "experimental guinea pig" for 13 years. Marlene C. Kappe, of Lafayette Hill, claims in a suit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court that she went to the dental school in 1982 for a second opinion about a loose tooth that her private dentist wanted to pull. A faculty member convinced her instead to get braces. Over the next 13 years, the suit contends, she was "fitted with braces, underwent root canal, uncountable X-rays and anesthesia shots and eventually had all her teeth shaved down and capped.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I frequently talk on my cellphone in public, and I'm often irked by the comments I get from people to put my phone away. Personally, I don't see a difference between a cellphone conversation and an in-person conversation, provided I keep the noise level down. It's not like I'm talking about excessively personal subjects or anything. I spend an hour on the train going to and coming from work, and I like to use that time to catch up with my friends. Am I wrong for constantly talking on my cellphone in public, or do people just need to get used to the era of mobile phones?
NEWS
December 27, 1990 | By Dan Cornwell, Special to The Inquirer
Root canal. Fillings. Crown reconstruction. For many people, even routine dental operations provoke responses of fear. For dental phobics, the fear is multiplied a thousand times. Brian Moscow, a dental anesthesiologist, believes that dental phobics need not go through life shielding their teeth from the world. He believes the solution, in a word, is anesthesia. "Ninety percent of my patients are people who want to go to the dentist, but don't want to hear a drill and can't handle a needle.
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NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two Delaware County women who set up a phony dental practice in Bryn Mawr, where they performed root canal operations and pulled teeth, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to their scam. In a pretrial proceeding before Judge William J. Furber Jr., Cheryl A. Laing, 46, and Jessica Gullickson, 24, both of Broomall, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of theft by deception, recklessly endangering another person, and unauthorized practice of dentistry, said Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney John Neumann Gradel.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I frequently talk on my cellphone in public, and I'm often irked by the comments I get from people to put my phone away. Personally, I don't see a difference between a cellphone conversation and an in-person conversation, provided I keep the noise level down. It's not like I'm talking about excessively personal subjects or anything. I spend an hour on the train going to and coming from work, and I like to use that time to catch up with my friends. Am I wrong for constantly talking on my cellphone in public, or do people just need to get used to the era of mobile phones?
NEWS
September 9, 2007 | By Joe Routon FOR THE INQUIRER
Planning is everything. My wife had selected Poland as our destination, and, after extensive research, put together a grand tour. In Krakow, our hotel was less than a block from the main square. We visited Auschwitz, the salt mines, Wawel Castle, museums and churches and took a Schindler's List tour. We were having such a great time that I didn't think much about an occasional mild ache in one of my upper molars. One night, the pain worsened and began to throb. Tossing and turning, I tried in vain to find a position that provided relief.
NEWS
June 14, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dr. Israel Boris "I.B. " Bender, 97, of Center City, the creator of the root-canal treatment who fought a history-making battle to save teeth, died - with every tooth in place - of heart failure June 7 at Pennsylvania Hospital. This will be the first year in 61 years that the "father of root canals" will not speak before conventioneers at the American Association of Endodontists, an organization he founded in 1942. Dr. Bender, always a crowd-pleaser, once started an award acceptance speech with: "I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony.
NEWS
August 2, 2000 | By Adam L. Cataldo, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Carl Tinkelman still remembers the first of his new patients 27 years ago. It was nerve-racking being in a small room surrounded by reporters and performing a root canal on a 450-pound Siberian tiger at the Philadelphia Zoo. "We didn't know really what to expect. We never had done it before," Tinkelman said from his Medford office. "I had to make my own equipment. We didn't know if the tiger would stay asleep, or for how long or how long the tooth was. It was 'Where do we start, and what do we do?
SPORTS
September 19, 1999 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Justin Leonard deftly avoided making a prediction for the Ryder Cup, then proceeded to use the word "fun" three times, as in: "We're going to have as much fun on the golf course as we do away from it. " "We're going to have fun being in a team situation. " "It'll be a lot of fun. " Hmmm. For the American side, the 33d Ryder Cup, which begins Friday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., figures to be as much fun as a root canal. Leonard expressed his hope for the week in an interview Monday before the Exelon Invitational at Wyncote Golf Club.
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The state Superior Court got right to the root of the problem. It decided that dental patients who undergo root-canal procedures are entitled to be informed of the risks involved. A lower court judge had ruled that root-canal was not surgery, so the warning requirement was not necessary. Without the "informed consent" issue argument being allowed in a malpractice suit brought by a patient of a local dentist, a Philadelphia jury ruled in favor of the dentist in 1994. The patient appealed.
NEWS
May 5, 1999 | By Dave Barry
For several agonizing months now, I have been agonizing over the agonizing question of whether or not I should run for president. If I had to describe this agonizing process in one word, that word would be: "hard. " I have wrestled with many agonizing questions, such as: Do I have any views? If so, what are they? Can I stand harsh media scrutiny? What if Bob Woodward of the Washington Post starts poking around in my past and finds out about certain incidents that I would rather not see rehashed, such as the 1961 explosion, never fully explained, of a boy's-room toilet at Harold C. Crittenden Junior High School?
NEWS
December 29, 1998 | By David Boldt
Colds, dental emergencies and a heavy schedule had forced me to postpone my annual Christmas visit with Santa until after the holiday. When I arrived at the lobby bar in one of the city's four-star hotels - our customary meeting place - Santa was already seated in a wing chair near the fireplace. He'd just been served a martini and was lighting up a Cuban cigar. (Where did he get those?) An expression of immense satisfaction covered his face. He did show a flicker of concern when I told him that the dentist had uttered those most fateful of words - "root canal" - but he brightened almost immediately.
SPORTS
March 12, 1998 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The dentist told Sean Colson to open wide, and the patient didn't hesitate. Rarely has someone been so willing to endure root canal surgery. Colson is the lithe 6-foot, 165-pound point guard for North Carolina-Charlotte who honed his slick ballhandling and passing skills on North Philadelphia playgrounds and at Franklin Learning Center. At FLC, he, Tyrone Weeks and Faron "Meatball" Hand knocked off Simon Gratz and Rasheed Wallace for the 1992 Public League basketball championship.
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