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Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.

Lasers used to rebuild teeth

Scientists have carried out a study using lasers to rebuild the teeth of rodents. It is hoped that the technology could be used on people in the near future.

10 surprising causes of dental cavities Special

Dr. Steinberg, a leading U.S. dentist has contacted Digital Journal with 10 interesting and surprising, facts about dental cavities.

Are diamond dental implants the future?

Scientists have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewellery could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.

Can your dentist tell your ethnic origin?

Perhaps. Purnima Kumar, associate professor of periodontology at Ohio State University has uncovered a new uniqueness, a kind of “fingerprint,” in humans.

'Peeping Tom' dentist jailed by German court

Gera - A German dentist, who secretly filmed his female staff when they were changing clothes, has been jailed for two years and four months.

Dentists chomping at bit to attract patients with social media pizazz Promoted

The recession has been tough on many industries, including dentistry. Dentists are losing revenue as cash-strapped patients forego routine cleanings and fillings. What's a struggling dental surgeon to do? For some, a fresh look at marketing is the answer.

Op-Ed: The dentist who came from hell

For most people, a visit to the dentist is a feared and traumatic experience, and most of the time some form of anesthesia is welcome. It can, however, be the wrong decision to make.

Oklahoma dentist may have exposed 7,000 to HIV, hepatitis B and C

The Tulsa Health Department has issued a warning to 7,000 patients that they could have contracted HIV and hepatitis B or hepatitis C at the dental clinic of Dr. Wayne Harrington, an oral surgeon with a private practice in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Report on the 2012 Zoomer Show in Toronto Special

Toronto - The wind and rain reduced attendance at the 2012 Zoomer Show held at the Direct Energy Bldg at Exhibition Place in Toronto on Oct 27, and 28 weekend. Instead of growing larger, attendance was down this year, but only because of Hurricane Sandy.

Dentist travels 4,000 miles to find woman who stole his heart

Kelowna - What would you do for love? Would you put your life on hold for a month and travel more than 4,000 miles to find a girl whose name you don’t know, who you spoke to for two minutes? That's what this Canadian dentist is doing. Here's his story.

Miami man, 81, charged after allegedly posing as a dentist

Miami - The man, together with his wife and daughter, all face charges of child abuse and child negligence after allegedly performing dental work on a young girl that left her disfigured.

Man sues orthodontist for allegedly leaving braces on for 11 yrs

Portland - A 22-year-old Oregon man is suing his orthodontist for allegedly leaving braces on him for 11 years. Over the years many of the man's teeth have rotted through and he says he has needed much corrective surgery.

Op-Ed: Melodrama filled with laughter & fun in Baker City, Oregon Special

Baker City - Theater is a language most of us can easily understand, whether it is a popular Hollywood action movie or a live stage production in your hometown.

Dentist pulls out all ex-boyfriend's teeth after he dumped her

A dentist pulled out all her ex-boyfriend's teeth after he dumped her for another woman. Now the toothless man has been abandoned by his new girlfriend who says "she can’t be with a man without teeth."

Plasma brush could mean painless fillings

More comfortable visits to the dentist could be part of the future, thanks to a plasma brush which is currently being developed.

Canadian dentist buys John Lennon's tooth for $31,000

Stockport - A tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon, described as 'gruesome, yellowy-brown, with a cavity,' was purchased by a Canadian dentist for a record £19,500 (US $31,000) at an auction Saturday in the U.K.

Dentist wants to buy back children's Halloween candy

A dentist in Ohio has formulated a clever plan to buy back candy from trick-or-treaters in an effort to curb poor dental health.

Alaska dentist performs root canal on 300-pound tiger Kunali

Dr. Doug Luiten an endodontist from Anchorage, performed a root canal on a 300-pound Siberian tiger. Kunali the tiger measures nearly 7 feet from his backside to his nose.

Oakville doctor charged with false billing

Oakville - In 2008 the Halton Regional Police Service's Fraud Unit were tipped off that a doctor in Oakville was submitting false billing records. The doctor was charged for fraud on September 9, 2010.

Cheaper treatment means Poland sees a boom in medical tourism

Poland has seen an increase in tourism in the first part of this year and although the tourist industry may be rubbing its hands in glee, it might not realise how Poland has become a hotspot for inexpensive dental work.

Temporary crown: Dentist repairs eagle's beak with poster putty

Talk about “damage control,” a ploy usually used by politicians and celebrities who have gotten themselves into a mess to exticate themselves.

Muslim dentist sent away patients for not wearing headscarf

A British Muslim dentist allegedly refused to treat some female patients in his National Health Service (NHS) funded clinic unless they wore a traditional Islamic dress to cover up their hair.

British Dentist Awarded Singing Contract for One Million Pounds

How did a British dentist land a singing contract for £1 million? And how did Enrico Caruso and Prince play into his success?

Dentist offers 'free dental care for sex'

A dentist in Italy posted an ad on EBay’s Kijiji offering dental services free in exchange for sex. The medical guild is now trying to identify and disbar him.

California Dentist Called To Perform Surgery On Shark Attack Victim In Remote Area

While surfing the waves on a remote island off the Fijian coast, Tom Rolfes was called above and beyond duty when islanders looked to him to save a local fisherman who had been attacked by three sharks. The nearest hospital was more than 4 hours away.

Dentist claims breast rubs appropriate

A dentist accused of fondling the breasts of 27 patients is arguing that chest massages are an appropriate procedure in some cases. His lawyer says dental journals discuss the need to massage those muscles to treat a common jaw problem.

Dentist Office Loses Two Tanks of Nitrous Oxide in Break In

With local colleges back in session, a pattern is emerging. Nitrous Oxide tanks were stolen from a dentist's office for the third time in 15 years, coinciding with the return of students to the area.

Fake dentist's 29-year career?

Malaysian police have arrested a man who practiced as a dentist for 29 years before being found out. He had no medical training and treated patients at his home in a cast-off examining chair.

Dentist Found Guilty of Urinating In Surgery Sink

Today, a dentist was found guilty of urinating in a surgery sink, he was also found guilty of using dental tools meant for patients mouths to clean his fingernails and ears.
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