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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
Dr. Don-Neil Brotman, a retired Baltimore dentist and a pilot, died Feb. 16 of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident was 80. Born and raised in Baltimore, Dr. Brotman was a 1949 graduate of City College, and after attending the University of Maryland, College Park, he entered the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he earned his dental degree in 1955. He served in the Army Dental Corps from 1955 to 1957 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where he attained the rank of captain.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Henry F. Cerny, a dentist who had a practice in Westminster for nearly 30 years, died June 28 at the Golden Living Center in Westminster of complications from a fall. He was 94. A native of Baltimore, Dr. Cerny was a 1937 graduate of Kenwood High School and a 1943 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He also spent a year at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy before joining the Army. He served as a captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. While with the service, Dr. Cerny spent time as a dentist at Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 15, 2011
Dr. Howard Louis "Jim" Levy, who maintained a family dental practice in Deale for two decades, died Aug. 4 of spinocerebellar ataxia, a rare neurological degenerative disorder, at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Pinehurst resident was 60. The son of a pharmacist and an artist, he was born and raised in Annapolis, where he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1969. Dr. Levy never used his given name but rather the name "Jim" that was bestowed by an older brother at his birth.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Tooth decay has become a major problem among young children, and pediatric dentists are urging parents to take steps such as limiting sugary snacks and drinks. They also now advise brushing with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and having a wellness exam at age 1, according to Dr. Norman Tinanoff, chief of the division of pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. How big a problem are cavities in children? Tooth decay in children under age 6 is called early childhood caries by health professionals.
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By Jacques Kelly | March 9, 2010
Dr. J. Laws Nickens Sr., a retired dentist, died Feb. 21 of lymphoma at his Roland Park Place home. He was 91. Born in Northumberland County, Va., he was a 1938 graduate of Douglass High School, where he was a center on the football team and its captain. He attended Morgan State University, but his studies were interrupted by his service in World War II. He was also captain of the Morgan football team. Dr. Nickens attended Army Officer Candidate School and served initially in coastal defense at Pearl Harbor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2010
Dr. Constant J. Georges, a retired dentist who maintained offices in Highlandtown and Towson, died Friday of an aneurysm at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 93. Dr. Georges, the son of farmers, was born and raised in Morphou, Cyprus. "He went to high school there and after college taught school for a while," said a son, Dr. James Georges, also a dentist, of Phoenix, Baltimore County. Dr. Georges left Morphou and moved in 1946 to Norfolk, Va., where he worked as a cook in a Virginia Beach, Va., restaurant and in his elder brother's restaurant supply business.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2011
An Annapolis dentist was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for not paying withholding taxes for his dental and orthodontic practice, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson also sentenced Jay Wayne Hustead, 65, to pay restitution of nearly $66,000, perform 200 hours of community service, and serve three years on supervised release, the federal prosecutors' office said. He must also sign an agreement to the pay additional money owed to the IRS. Hustead, and his wife, Susan Hustead, 57, operated Hustead Dental and Orthodontics, employing dentists, technicians and others, and the couple admitted to their roles in not filing withholding taxes and other tax documents for the dental office, prosecutors said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 27, 2011
Dr. Thomas F. Clement, a retired Carroll County dentist, died Friday of colon cancer at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 82. The son of a dentist and a homemaker, Dr. Clement was born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore. After graduating in 1945 from City College, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He met his future wife, the former Esther R. Moore, who was a nursing student at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2011
A 34-year-old man charged with killing a well-known dentist in his Glen Burnie officewas convicted on Monday in a separate murder — the fatal shooting of a man in Baltimore over a $150 debt, according to the city state's attorney's office. A jury found Dante Jeter guilty of first-degree murder and two handgun violations. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 10 and faces a maximum penalty of life plus 23 years in prison. Prosecutors said Jeter and two other people went into an abandoned house to smoke marijuana on May 4, 2008.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Dr. John Vincent Woytowitz, a retired Highlandtown dentist, died of an infection March 13 at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Essex resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, he was the son of Peter and Bertha Woytowitz, who owned and operated Pete's Cafe at Foster and Highland avenues. He attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School and was a 1939 graduate of Mount St. Joseph's High School, where he played baseball and wrestled. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1943 from what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 24, 2014
Dr. Richard Grubb, a dentist from Havre de Grace, was elected an Honored Fellow at the American Academy of Implant Dentistry's 62nd Annual Meeting. The Honored Fellow designation is awarded to members of the AAID who, through their professional, clinical, research or academic endeavors, have distinguished themselves within implant dentistry. Established in 1951, the AAID is the oldest implant organization in the world. The Academy is the only implant organization that offers implant credentials protected by federal court decisions.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2013
Dr. Wilbur Owen Ramsey, a former chairman, assistant dean and professor at the University of Maryland's School of Dentistry, who one former colleague called "the dental version of an Edison," died Dec. 5 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. He was 93. Ramsey researched and taught prosthetics and prosthodontics at the dental school for 41 years before retiring in 1985. He continued his research at Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center after his retirement. Dr. Bernard Levy, who worked with Ramsey at the University of Maryland for 16 years, said he had a formidable combination of intelligence and personality.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
He used to do work that rattled one's teeth. Now, Sam Havrilak's job is to care for them. A dentist in Parkville, Havrilak tends patients' chompers with the same hands that once passed, caught and cradled the football for the Colts. Every day finds him tackling a host of problems, from fillings to crowns to extractions to root canals. "I do a bit of everything," he said. His football career was much the same. In five years here, Havrilak played six different positions for the Colts and helped them win a world championship in 1970.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Joseph F. Williams, a retired Timonium dentist who was known for his generosity in not charging patients, died Monday of respiratory failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 83. Joseph Francis Williams was born and raised in Waterbury, Conn., where he graduated in 1947 from Crosby High School. He was a 1951 graduate of St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., and earned a degree in 1955 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After earning his dental degree, Dr. Williams enlisted in the Navy and served at the Norfolk Naval Base and aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence during the Cuban missile crisis.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Dr. Drexel M. "Drex" Johnston, a retired Bel Air dentist and World War II pilot who was a lifelong aviation enthusiast, died July 6 of complications from a stroke at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 91. "Drex was a true Renaissance man, bon vivant and devoted husband," said Todd Holden, a former Aegis reporter and photographer who was a longtime friend. "He was both witty and caustic, and I enjoyed playing golf with him. " "He was quite unique and recognizable in both looks, carriage and deportment," said Sam Spicer, a fellow aviator and friend.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Dr. Vernon F. Ottenritter, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Monday at his Timonium home from complications of a fall. He was 87. Vernon Francis Ottenritter was born in Baltimore and raised on Springfield Avenue in the city's Pen Lucy neighborhood. After graduating from City College in 1943, he enlisted in the Air Force. The flight officer was discharged in 1945. His decorations included the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, World War II and the Good Conduct Medal.
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