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December 4, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Board of Dental Examiners advised dentists Friday to warn patients about exposure to mercury from metal fillings. The unanimous vote followed a full-court lobbying effort by foes of mercury fillings and by consumer advocates, who described it as a seminal event. "It's time to use the M-word," said attorney Charles Brown, who represents Consumers for Dental Choice. "It's time to call it mercury."
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December 4, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Board of Dental Examiners advised dentists Friday to warn patients about exposure to mercury from metal fillings. The unanimous vote followed a full-court lobbying effort by foes of mercury fillings and by consumer advocates, who described it as a seminal event. "It's time to use the M-word," said attorney Charles Brown, who represents Consumers for Dental Choice. "It's time to call it mercury."
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SPORTS
October 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The California Athletic Commission was expected to pick a chief executive officer but instead reduced its list from six to three. Still in the running are Rudy Ortega, Bay Area referee; Rob Lynch, assistant executive officer; and Richard DeCuir, assistant executive officer for the California Board of Dental Examiners. Trimmed were Steve English, one of two assistant executive officers; former commissioner Raoul Silva and retired Air Force officer Arthur Tyler.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1991 | Researched by DALLAS M. JACKSON / Los Angeles Times
Name: Claudia Centeno Company: Russell Chang, DDS Thumbs up: "I like working with patients. I work for an orthodontist and the patients we work with need braces. We straighten crooked teeth, and they come away with great smiles. I like that I'm helping someone. It's not stressful, and everyone is happy at the end." Thumbs down: "There's nothing I dislike about the job." Next step: "I went from being a dental assistant to being a registered dental assistant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1988 | FLOYD WHALEY, Times Staff Writer
A 25-year-old man who was inadvertently given a lethal dose of anesthesia died after he had seizures in the chair of his Garden Grove dentist, officials said Thursday. Rodney Scott Craig of San Bernardino was pronounced dead Saturday at Los Alamitos Hospital, two days after his visit to the dentist. Craig went to the office of Garden Grove oral surgeon Chris A. Larson, at 12777 Valley View St., on Saturday morning, according to police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
A Canoga Park woman was charged Thursday with working as a dental hygienist without a license and, as a result, with violating probation imposed after she was convicted of the same offense last year. Evaleene Leah Shapiro, 45, is scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Municipal Court on Aug.
SPORTS
November 16, 1991 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard DeCuir, 38, assistant executive officer of the California Board of Dental Examiners for seven years, was named executive officer of the California Athletic Commission on Friday. DeCuir succeeds Ken Gray, who retired last June. He has no boxing experience but said his fiscal and administrative skills will enable him to run the commission's staff effectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1993 | THOM MROZEK
After three days of heated deliberations, a Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted a Reseda dentist of sexually assaulting a former employee, but acquitted him of assaulting a patient. Dr. Kamal Matian, 46, was found guilty of three felony counts of attacking a 19-year-old worker. The panel determined that Matian committed false imprisonment, sexual battery and rape by a foreign object.
NEWS
September 21, 1997 | Associated Press
The California Board of Dental Examiners voted to propose regulating the use of oral sedatives on children in the wake of a 4-year-old's death after a dental visit. The board on Friday agreed to set up a committee to develop language for proposed state legislation, which would be considered at the board's next meeting in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1998
City prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against a Universal City man, accusing him of practicing dentistry illegally in a back room of a toy store. Undercover investigators of the California Board of Dental Examiners said they organized a sting and determined that Edgar Hernando DelaRosa, 60, was practicing dentistry without a license. The misdemeanor offense carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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November 11, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against a Universal City man, accusing him of practicing dentistry illegally in a back room of a toy store in a strip mall. Undercover investigators with the California Board of Dental Examiners said they organized a sting and determined that Edgar Hernando DelaRosa, 60, was practicing dentistry without a license. The misdemeanor offense carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and $1,000 fine.
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