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Woman files $10M suit against dentist after alleged botched procedure

A clarinetist claims she could literally lose face after an allegedly botched procedure by a Manhattan dentist.

Boja Kragulj, who has performed in orchestras in Philadelphia and New York, claims in a $10 million lawsuit that her face could “prematurely age” because of “irreversible” bone loss from the work of Martha Cortes.

Facing the prospect of double jaw surgery after lifelong dental and breathing problems, Kragulj turned to Cortes in 2013 for an alternative. The dentist, who has an office on Central Park South, treated Kragulj unsuccessfully for years before placing a device called an Anterior Growth Guided Appliance, or AGGA, and controlled arch braces, in the musician’s mouth.

The AGGA was supposed to be a substitute for jaw surgery by stimulating new bone growth, helping to move Kragulj’s teeth and jaw forward and improve her airway. Instead, Kragulj claims in court papers, the device left her in worse shape

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Even dentist visits go remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many in-person activities into remote services delivered over the internet. The latest example is the dreaded visit to the dentist.

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the 11 year-old’s mouth. A video of the boy’s choppers is sent to his dentist who checks progress, diagnoses any issues and sometimes ends the appointment right there.

“As a parent having fewer appointments is a good thing,” Brandstatter said. “I haven’t seen a downside so far. It’s probably the way everything is moving anyway.”

The app and the scope were created last year by New Jersey-based

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Definition of Dentist by Merriam-Webster

den·​tist | ˈden-təst How to pronounce dentist (audio)

: one who is skilled in and licensed to practice the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth

Examples of dentist in a Sentence

I saw her at the dentist last week.

He goes to the dentist’s for a check-up every six months.

Recent Examples on the Web In her own TikTok video documenting the experience, Rendulic acknowledges that her actions wouldn’t be sanctioned by a dentist.

Washington Post, “Millions have watched TikTokers file their own teeth. Now, two of these DIY dentists say: Don’t try it.,” 24 Sep. 2020
An Alaska dentist was also filmed riding a hoverboard during a procedure on a patient who was under anesthesia was convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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This Startup Raised $37 Million To Make Going To The Dentist Fun

Afraid of going to the dentist? Does the thought of getting a root canal fill your heart with dread? If so, you’re not alone. Even though the American Dental Association recommends that some people visit the dentist multiple times a year, only half of adults in the U.S. do. One of the main reasons cited for this failure? Fear. 

Tend, a new dentistry startup hoping to inject life into an old-fashioned industry, aims to reduce that fear. On October 1st, the company announced that it raised a $37 million Series B round that will help it make going to the dentist a positive, maybe even fun, experience. 

“[Dentistry] is just outdated and a bit broken, and I think we’ve all lived it,” says John Lyman, a partner at GV. “[Tend] has a different approach.” GV led the round alongside investors Tiger Global and Good

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The Hospital (1971) – IMDb


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Dr. Herbert Bock (George C. Scott), the chief of medicine in a New York City teaching hospital, is contemplating suicide. He’s impotent, his wife has left him, and his children aren’t speaking to him. His hospital is also suffering from a recent spate of inexplicable deaths. In the midst of these setbacks, Bock is romantically drawn to the much younger Barbara Drummond (Dame Diana Rigg), whose father is a patient. As Barbara restores Bock’s will to live, it turns out that the hospital deaths are murders.
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Barbara Drummond’s (Dame Diana Rigg’s) English accent is explained in this New York City-set movie’s storyline as being attributed to being a Vassar College accent. This educational institution is described by that campus’ website as being “a highly selective, residential, liberal arts

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How can you say goodbye to smoking?

Well, smoking’s one of the highly affected factors in our society. Without any doubt dozens and thousand so people are habitual and prefer to smoke casually also knows the facts and its bad circumstances and health issues.

As per the random survey and reports it has been diagnosed that the ratio of smoking patients is much higher than other patients and this is also one of the root causes reasons for cancer. The reason for people who are having the throat, mouth, and lungs cancer is because of this smoking.

It not just only harms and destructs your inner immune system but also on the other hand decreases your food cravings destroys your kidney and stomach digestion process and system.

But the thing knows this all why people casually smoke? Especially youngsters so the answer is it simple or you can say initially start with the fun. The teen ages … Read More

Anchorage dentist who defrauded Medicaid and extracted patient tooth while riding hoverboard sentenced to prison

An Anchorage dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for dozens of charges including Medicaid fraud.

Seth Lookhart was captured on video extracting the tooth from the unconscious patient. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said Monday that Lookhart nearly killed several patients by frequently sedating them for extended periods of time.

“In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people,” he said.

Lookhart was found guilty by a jury in January on 46 charges including Medicaid fraud, embezzlement, reckless endangerment and unlawful dental acts. He formerly worked at Alaska Dental Arts in 2015 but bought the business the next year and changed its name to Clear Creek Dental.

Charges against Lookhart were filed in 2017 after a former employee told investigators the dentist was increasing profits by

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Hoverboard-Riding Dentist, Found Guilty of Fraud, Is Sentenced to 12 Years

Seth Lookhart, a dentist in Alaska, pulled a tooth out of a sedated woman’s mouth while balancing on a hoverboard, one video showed. He rolled down the hallway, pulled his gloves off and threw his hands in the air, another showed.

Mr. Lookhart then sent the videos to people outside the practice, prosecutors said, and the footage became part of a wide-ranging case against the dentist on charges of fraud, embezzlement and unlawful dental acts.

On Monday, Judge Michael Wolverton of Anchorage Superior Court sentenced Mr. Lookhart to 20 years in prison, with eight years suspended, and to 10 years of probation, a statement from Alaska’s Department of Law said this week. Mr. Lookhart had been charged in 2017 with felony offenses of medical assistance fraud, theft in the second degree and a scheme to defraud.

Other charges included misdemeanor offenses for medical assistance fraud and unlawful dental acts, the

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