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Dentist Allegedly Used Laughing Gas In Front Of Patients

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

Going to the dentist ranks among Americans's greatest fears, and many swear by nitrous oxide -- you know, laughing gas -- to get through the procedure...

The Over-Achieving Parent

Meera Bhanu | Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents
Meera Bhanu

The one thing that never fails to amuse me is how people seem to remember entirely different things about the very same event, years down the line. I ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #43, His Huge Smile

Bernard Whitman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Barack Obama's smile is electrifying, magnetic, contagious. When he flashes that toothy grin, you can't help but feel good and smile back, like he's your friend.

The Best Way to Bring Down Health Care Costs

Justin Graves | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Justin Graves

The current national debate on health care reform was lost on me until two recent events brought it crashing home.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: NHL Hall of Famer, New York Islander Mike Bossy

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I have to admit that I didn't do much until my serious cross check that I received. From that day on I started to wear a mouth guard and would never get on the ice without it."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Bizzare Food's Andrew Zimmern

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I do try to cleanse my palate before eating new foods, but I do that from a necessity standpoint so I can truly appreciate and collect the whole flavor experience."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: U.S. Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I had the honor of interviewing U.S. Astonaut Clayton C. Anderson about his oral hygiene habits while living on the international space station for six months.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I remember my dentist telling my mother that I'd better marry a rich man because I'm going to need lots of gold inlays. That really pissed me off. Why did he assume that I would have to marry a rich guy and that I wouldn't make the money myself?"

Can't afford to see a dentist? Ask our reporters about America's dental care crisis

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.27.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

Reporters David Heath (Center for Public Integrity) and Miles O'Brien (FRONTLINE) found flaws in the U.S. dental system -- like poor reimbursement rat...

Corporate dental chains see big profits in adults who can't afford care

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.26.2012 | Health News
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Heath and Jill RosenbaumiWatch News and FRONTLINESurviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost ...

Former Cowboy Provides Free Medical Care To World's Poor

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

The costs of medical attention can be exorbitant for a low-income family or an unemployed person -- even if the needs are the same. That's why Stan...

A Severed Penis, A Plea For Anesthesia And A Suicide

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

A horrific sequence of events marred Valentine's Day in a Chinese city: A 26-year-old Chinese cut off his penis at a fruit stand and then committed su...

The Noise That People Fear: The Dental Drill

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Let's talk about one of the dentist's most popular tools -- his or her trusty drill -- and answer some the most common questions about them. What is a dentist's drill? How does it work? Why isn't it quieter? And what about alternatives (like lasers)?

A Makeover Story: Johanna

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Some people think cosmetic dentistry is something that only movie stars get to enhance their smile. Truthfully, that's far from the reality -- while I have done plenty of stars' and athletes' teeth, many of my patients are everyday people who are simply looking to have a better smile.

Childhood's Musical Kernels

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

When I was little I was petrified of the dentist. I refused to open my mouth. After numerous costly visits and a severe punishment, I started to hum while the dentist probed around my teeth and gums. It calmed me.

Sweet Offer -- Dentist To Buy Back Halloween Candy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

MANSFIELD, Ohio -- It's hard to imagine that there will be eager children lined up around the block to take part in this anti-cavity dental deal next ...

Why Oral Health Leads to Overall Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Important clues to your overall health can be found in the details of your teeth, gums, and even tongue, which is why putting off that next visit to the dentist can be costly not only to your wallet, but also to your heart and other vital organs.

Don't Be Afraid Of A Root Canal

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 07.14.2011 | Home
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

If there's any one dental topic that is misunderstood, it's root canals -- think of the expression, "I'd rather have a root canal." But it's nowhere near as bad as you think.

Root Canal With Chopin

Howard Kissel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

I have one more session of root canal. I have no fear, only an eagerness for more musical discovery.

TSA Took My Teeth, and I'm Mad as Hell

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Anne Sobel

TSA took my teeth. What on God's green earth would they do that for? Was I going to bite a pilot into submission mid flight? Also, what if this had been my dentures?!

WikiLeaks: Hossein Ghanbarzadeh Vahedi, 75-Year-Old U.S. Dentist Who Fled Iran On Horseback, Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The barrage of State Department documents released by online whistleblower WikiLeaks have sparked international outrage, but a closer look also unveil...

Treating Kids Like Dogs... If Only

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

It's a sad commentary that in 21st America a rich man's dog fares better than a poor woman's child. What does it say about us when "treated like a dog" has become an aspiration?

Study: 1 In 4 California Children Have Never Seen A Dentist

California Watch | Joanna Lin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Latino and African-American children in California, whether covered by private insuranc...

Fake Dentist: Francisco Rendon Accused Of Performing Dental Work With No License

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man is accused of setting up a makeshift dental office on the Southwest Side and performing dental work on willing patients. Francisco Rend...

Mouth Health: The Non-Surgical Face-Lift

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Porcelain Veneers are razor-thin slices of porcelain that are bonded to the front and sides of your teeth. The end result of porcelain veneers are beautiful teeth, devoid of stains, cracks, gaps.