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Lawsuit Over Dentist Visit Is the Stuff of Patient Nightmares
Lawsuit Over Dentist Visit Is
the Stuff of Patient Nightmares

Lawsuit Over Dentist Visit Is the Stuff of Patient Nightmares

Minnesota woman claims her dentist performed slew of procedures in a single visit

(Newser) - If most people dread a trip to the dentist to have a cavity filled or a wisdom tooth pulled, imagine having more than 30 separate procedures done during a single visit. That's what one Minnesota patient alleges happened when she went to Eden Prairie dentist Kevin Molldrem, who she...

His Wife Died on Their Safari. But by Whose Hand?
Dentist Who Killed Wife
on Safari Is Sentenced

Dentist Who Killed Wife on Safari Is Sentenced

Larry Rudolph gets life behind bars

(Newser) - The Pennsylvania dentist convicted of murdering his wife during a 2016 African safari was on Monday sentenced to life behind bars. Lawyers for Larry Rudolph, who was found guilty last year and whose girlfriend was recently sentenced to 17 years for her role in the plot, say they plan to...

Trial to Begin in Dentist's 'Depraved Heart' Murder Case

James Ryan is accused of supplying his young girlfriend with anesthesia drugs

(Newser) - Jury selection begins Monday in a high-profile murder case in Maryland involving a dentist accused of supplying his girlfriend with anesthesia drugs he took from his office, reports the Washington Post . Defense lawyers for James Ryan, now 50, will argue that he didn't kill 25-year-old Sarah Harris but that...

Prosecutors: Dentist Who Killed Wife Laced Her Protein Shakes

Dentist James Craig is accused of using arsenic, cyanide to kill wife

(Newser) - Investigators say a Colorado dentist accused of killing his wife researched how to poison her and get away with it, searching online for answers to questions like "is arsenic detectable in autopsy?" On Wednesday, prosecutors are set to present their evidence against James Craig to a judge to show...

Cops: Colorado Dentist Fatally Poisoned Wife

James Craig brought her to hospital Wednesday, per police; her condition quickly went downhill

(Newser) - On Wednesday, a Colorado man drove his wife to a local hospital after she'd complained of dizziness and bad headaches, according to Aurora police. The 43-year-old woman went downhill from there, ended up in the ICU on a ventilator, and soon was declared medically brain dead, per KDVR . Now,...

Man's Dentist Visit Ends Up Landing Him in the Hospital

Tom Jozsi apparently inhaled a drill bit

(Newser) - If you have a deep fear of going to the dentist, maybe stop reading here. A routine trip to get his teeth worked on was anything but normal for an Illinois man, who inhaled the dentist's drill bit and had to go to the hospital to get it removed...

Guy Who Tried to Get Shot in Fake Arm Gets Vaccine for Real

Dentist in Italy says phony limb was protest against vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Update: An Italian dentist who tried to get a COVID vaccine in a fake arm says he got the vaccine for real the next day. Dr. Guido Russo told a talk show Wednesday night that he's not anti-vaccination, but he wanted to protest vaccine mandates, the AP reports. "...

As Masks Come Off, People Try to Get Their Teeth Straight

Orthodontists, companies report jump in business

(Newser) - It might be too late to learn a new language before returning to the workplace, but many people are hurrying to have their teeth straightened after months of staring at themselves on Zoom calls. One New York orthodontist said new inquiries have risen 50% since fall. And the owner of...

Dentist Who Pulled Tooth on Hoverboard Gets 12 Years

'You darn near killed some people,' judge tells him

(Newser) - An Alaska dentist who extracted a tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been stripped of his license—and his freedom. Seth Lockhart has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and unlawful dental acts, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Investigators said...

Dentist Who Pulled Teeth While Riding Hoverboard Convicted

Seth Lookhart found guilty of 46 counts including Medicaid fraud

(Newser) - An Alaska dentist, who gained notoriety after he was seen in a video riding a hoverboard and pulling teeth , was convicted Friday of defrauding the Alaska Medicaid program, the AP reports. Seth Lookhart was convicted of 46 counts, including felony medical assistance fraud and scheming to defraud, and misdemeanor counts...

Cops: Dentist-Turned-Arsonist Made a Rookie Mistake

They tracked footprints in the snow from crime scene to suspect's garage

(Newser) - If this is how the cops found their suspect in a movie, you'd probably grab the remote and find another movie. Nobody's this obvious, right? But as the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports, apparently somebody is. Police in New Richmond, Wis., say they found their arson suspect by...

Woman's Costume Sends Her to Emergency Dentist

Woman is warning others not to use the glue that comes with fake teeth

(Newser) - Anna Tew certainly had a scary Halloween experience, though not in the way you might think. The Mobile, Ala., woman bought a $3 pair of fake fangs to complete her zombie costume, and she applied them to her teeth using the glue that was included. Little did she know the...

Her Crime Was a National Sensation. Now, She's Free

Clara Harris, a dentist, killed her husband by running him over with her vehicle

(Newser) - It was a parking lot killing caught on tape that rocked the world, generating crime books and a ripped-from-the-headlines TV movie, per the Houston Chronicle . Clara Harris, who was convicted of manslaughter for running over her husband in a crime that earned her the nickname “Driller Killer,” was...

Prosecutors: Dentist Did More Than Kill Mistress's Toddler

They say dentist Bert Franklin tried to have boy's mother killed

(Newser) - Jury selection on Bert Franklin's murder trial didn't begin Monday as planned—because things took a dark and unexpected turn. KFOR explains the married Tulsa dentist is to stand trial for the July 2016 death of Lincoln Lewis, the 19-month-old child of the woman he'd been dating...

Dentist Offered Unusual 'Standard of Care': Investigators

Alaska's Seth Lookhart allegedly pulled patient's tooth while riding hoverboard

(Newser) - What falls under the category of "unlawful dental acts" in the state of Alaska? Pulling a sedated patient's tooth while on a hoverboard, per an investigation that involved the FBI, DEA, and a couple of state departments, the Alaska Dispatch News reports. Clear Creek Dental's Dr. Seth...

4-Year-Old Boy Dies While Under Anesthesia at Dentist

'I've never heard of a child losing their life at a dentist'

(Newser) - A mother in Washington state is searching for answers after her 4-year-old son died Friday following a routine dental procedure, KATU reports. Mykel Peterson didn't like the dentist. Thmeka Curry tells KGW her son was on the autism spectrum and had a hard time keeping his mouth open. That'...

Filling a Cavity May Never Be the Same

Alzheimer's drug tideglusib gets them to fill themselves

(Newser) - A novel therapy holds real promise in changing the way dentists treat your cavities—they'd get the cavities to fill themselves. As the Guardian reports, researchers at King's College London found that they could stimulate stem cells within the teeth to regenerate through a relatively simple approach: They...

The Main Reason People Avoid the Dentist Isn't Fear

Many adults, even those with insurance, don't want to face the costs

(Newser) - The biggest reason people skip out on going to the dentist isn't fear or inconvenience; it's cost, KIDY reports. A study published this month in Health Affairs found people are more likely to forego dental health because of cost than any other type of health care. And that'...

Parents: Dentist Harmed 131 Kids, Made Millions Doing So

Dr. Howard Schneider may face criminal trial

(Newser) - A Florida mother says she brought her then-6-year-old daughter in for a dental appointment to get a tooth extracted with Dr. Howard Schneider in 2014—but, instead, she came in to the procedure room to find her daughter "face-first" on the bloody floor with scratches, bruises, and all eight...

Dental Clinic May Have Exposed Kids to Deadly Bacteria

7 hospitalized after pulpotomies at Children's Dental Group

(Newser) - At least seven children have contracted a dangerous bacterial infection after a procedure at an Anaheim dental clinic—and 500 others could potentially have it, health officials say. Seven children have been hospitalized with oral cellulitis, an infection that can spread to gum and bone, after a routine pulpotomy or...

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