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Tuesday, November 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Spokane dentist accused of prescribing sister opioids, taking them himself

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019

Spokane dentist sentenced to home confinement after improperly prescribing thousands of opioid pills

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 …


Can cannabis cause cavities?

A dentist chimes in on potential concerns about oral health and cannabis use.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Spokane dentist pleads guilty in federal court to improperly prescribing painkillers

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.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Sparking car catches fire; flames spread to second vehicle

Two cars burst into flames Tuesday in Spokane Valley, but no one was hurt.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort

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.


Financial decay: Dental care can threaten retirement budget’s bottom line

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 …


Pullman dentist’s license suspended after fraud conviction

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.


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 …


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 …


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 …