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The endodontist is in

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.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

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.

Patient, dentist have special relationship

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.

Oral surgeon testifies in malpractice trial

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.