| Aug 9, 2012
In a dental office overlooking the Magnificent Mile, Valerie Carlson teared up as she recalled traumatic dental surgery that left her filled with fear when she was a teenager.
On this day, she was to undergo preparatory work for dental implants. Normally...
| Aug 3, 2012
For most of us — despite our heroic efforts — life isn't perfect.
Isn't it comforting, then, to sit back in a comfy chair, turn on the television, watch a commercial and learn that there's a product out there that will solve the very...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 3:29 PM
When he gets talking about his lab, Gary Hack sounds like he's composing science fiction — a mix of technological wonder and unsettling questions about machines rendering humanity useless.
Even the name of the space, the Dream Room, suggests epic...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
I have a tooth that I think was set in by either the Communists or the devil.
It is the last molar on the lower right side, and it has been a royal pain. It all started when Aunt Mildred. would hire me to work at her store and then pay me with candy....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:56 PM
I have a tooth that I think was set in by either the Communists or the Devil.
It is the last molar on the lower right side, and it has been a royal pain.
It all started when Aunt Mildred would hire me to work at her store and then pay me with candy. We...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:47 PM
This week's “Frontline” is a true-life horror story. “Dollars and Dentists,” airing at 10 p.m. Tuesday on PBS, starts with a 31-year-old woman who has to have all her teeth taken out. Get this astounding figure: She is among the...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Some people camp out all night in parking lots for concert tickets or Black Friday sales.
For others, all-nighters are less about amusement and more about essentials. Some are just trying to keep their teeth.
Eager patients camped out Friday night to...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:34 PM
A Howard County dentist put smiles on people's faces by offering free dental work Monday.
Dr. Steven Dobbs with Perfect Smiles Dental Care in Kokomo took part in Free Dentistry Day.
People without dental insurance were able to get everything from...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:55 PM
A Newport Beach dentist known for treating the rich and famous will have to pay one of her patients $641,542 after badly damaging her teeth and gums to the point that she needed emergency surgery.
Earlier this month an arbitrator ruled in favor of Ingrid...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:27 AM
1) Dr. Brad Schwidock
Dr. Shwidock performs all general dentistry needs and specializes in cosmetic procedures such as porcelain laminates as well. Though the market for pretty teeth hit a snag with the recent recession, he is happy to report that it...
| May 12, 2012
| 7:37 PM
I had a root canal last week.
No human being should ever be subjected to anything where the words "root" and "canal" are used in the same sentence.
A root canal is a dental procedure prescribed when breathing in on a cool day, drinking something cold...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
A healing technique that has been used for many years in hospitals but gained widespread attention in the field of sports medicine is now making waves among oral surgeons and their patients. In Central Virginia, the technique is being used in at least one...