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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2001 | DANA PARSONS
I went to see my dentist the other day, and within minutes she had me teary-eyed. No, it wasn't that metal thing with the sharp point. "Nobody likes us," she said. "That's not true," I told her, wincing--not from pain, but from telling a fib. "It is true," she said. "You know what the first thing some people say when they come in is? 'I hate going to the dentist.' Do you know how that makes you feel?" Let's see.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2000
Dr. James R. Hooley, 67, former dean of the UCLA Dental School who worked to improve the status of dentistry. A native of Stillwater, Minn., Hooley studied oral surgery at St. Louis University and then taught at the University of Washington. He came to Los Angeles to head the UCLA Dental School in 1981 and remained until 1986. Dentistry, he told The Times in 1983, "suffers from a horrible public relations problem."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 | Larry Gordon and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
In the wake of allegations that financial donations influenced admissions decisions to an elite residency program, the UCLA School of Dentistry on Wednesday released details of new rules that are supposed to eliminate even the appearance of impropriety.
SPORTS
January 1, 2004 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
To compare the top two quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference this year: Mississippi senior Eli Manning finished with 27 touchdown passes and a quarterback rating of 147.5. Louisiana State redshirt junior Matt Mauck had 28 touchdown passes and a rating of 152.2. Manning may be a top-five pick in the 2004 NFL draft. Mauck may enroll in ... dental school. Sink your teeth into that.
NEWS
April 21, 2000 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After nearly a month of unnerving racist threats against minority students at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry, police arrested an unlikely suspect early Thursday: a 23-year-old African American woman in her second year at the school. Tarsha Michelle Claiborne of Baton Rouge, La., allegedly sent several threatening e-mail messages from a university computer--including a bomb threat that closed the college Tuesday as 30 bomb squad officers went through every locker and desk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2012 | From Staff Reports
John Williams, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. He was 66. Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney transplant, died Sunday while taking a walk near his home, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office confirmed his death. Born in Jackson, Miss., on Oct. 27, 1945, John McKay Williams was a high school football star in Toledo, Ohio.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By Lisa Zamosky
When Patricia Torres learned she needed a root canal, she wasn't concerned. After all, she had dental insurance. Then the bill arrived. "I was completely shocked and surprised because the bill came in for $750," says the 38-year-old stay-at-home mother from Woodland Hills. Her insurance covered only 50% of the price. Torres' surprise at the size of her bill didn't surprise Jeff Album, vice president of public and government affairs with Delta Dental of California, which sells dental benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The proportion of women in schools for health professions has skyrocketed in recent years, a federal statistical analysis showed Tuesday. In dental schools, women made up only 1% of enrollment in the 1971-72 school term. By 1985-86, the figure was 25%. Women in medical schools jumped to 33% from 11% over the same period, and in pharmacy schools they rose to 56% from 24%.
MAGAZINE
October 24, 2004
A museum exhibit on oral health professionals might sound sadistic, but "The Future Is Now! African Americans in Dentistry" is a quick and painless look at a story that includes groundbreaking civil rights work along with the root canal work. Debuting at the California African American Museum, the compact but toothy touring show draws largely on material gathered by Dr. Clifton O. Dummett, author and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the USC School of Dentistry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
A Reseda-based dentist has been reappointed to the Board of Dental Examiners of California by Gov. Pete Wilson. Richard Benveniste, 59, a resident of Beverly Hills, will serve a four-year term on the board beginning next year. The board oversees the practice of all areas of dentistry in California and it licenses and regulates dental schools throughout the state.
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