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A Bellevue dentist was accused of using lighter fluid and accelerant to set fires in his exam and X-ray rooms after being evicted from his office for failing to pay rent, King County prosecutors said.
Dental offices are among the next wave of businesses closing or limiting services because of coronavirus concerns.
An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a wheeled, motorized vehicle known as a hoverboard, authorities said.
After Washington State Patrol arrested Nicholas Harker, 36, for driving under the influence in May and found a nearly half empty hydrocodone acetaminophen pill bottle prescribed for his sister, detectives began investigating him for illegally prescribing opioids.
A longtime Spokane dentist, who faced years in federal prison, was instead sentenced Monday to 15 months of home confinement and three years probation for his part in a drug ring that delivered thousands of prescription painkillers.
A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.
A Spokane dentist has pleaded guilty in federal court to manipulating pain-killer prescriptions and distributing drugs to a former patient with whom he was having “inappropriate relationship” for years.
Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.
Federal prosecutors are seeking higher restitution from a western Idaho woman who authorities say performed work as a dentist and billed insurance companies despite being licensed as a dental hygienist.
The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.
Nitrous oxide – what many know as laughing gas from the dentist office – is growing in popularity as a way to provide pain relief during childbirth.
People approaching retirement don’t always think about dental care costs adding to the bottom line of living expenses, and it’s a common misconception that basic Medicare covers regular trips to the dentist and certain oral procedures. It doesn’t.
A Pullman dentist’s license was suspended by the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission in April after he was convicted of fraud in Idaho last year.
When dentist Lisa Ellingsen tells people her specialty – endodontics – some stare back blankly. Then she explains she does root canals, and they screw up their faces in feigned horror.
From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane County prosecutor was willing to see if brain surgery might cure the criminal tendencies of M.C. Parsons, 20, charged with various felonies.
My dentist and I have a love/hate relationship. He loves to get my money and I hate going to him. But other than that, we get along fairly well. He’s young enough to be my son, but then so are 99.5 percent of all the males I know. So I don’t hold that against him. In fact, outside of his office, I like him a lot.
A Spokane oral surgeon accused of malpractice for a series of jaw operations on a young woman took the stand Thursday in his own defense, saying although he doesn’t remember the specifics of his initial conversations, he never promised to be Kimberly Kallestad’s “hero.” “I think I said, ‘I’d like to make you better,’ ” Dr. Patrick Collins told a Spokane County Superior Court jury.