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By Stan Lichtenstein | May 19, 1993
MY WIFE and I have become very punctual about visiting th ophthalmologist at frequent intervals these days. We have to keep our eyes sharp so we can read our health-care bills with the fine scrutiny they deserve.We're both avid readers, my wife leaning more to fiction than I -- but "creative writing" in medical billing is foreign to our tastes.The other day we succeeded in snatching back $75 from our endodontist. How sweet it was! Against the backdrop of the nation's gargantuan health-care cost crisis, $75 is an invisible speck, but we were as exhilarated as if we had recovered $75 billion.
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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 Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
Dr. Thomas "Thom" Charles Dumsha, a former University of Maryland dentistry professor and root canal authority, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in Ellicott City. He was 55. Born in Catonsville, Dr. Dumsha graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1969. He went on to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for an undergraduate degree, which he earned in 1973. He received his doctorate from the University of Maryland Dental School. He also earned master's degrees in physiology and information systems.
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March 24, 2011
Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones is one of the many professional athletes who are active on Twitter. He posts his opinions on national sports, interacts with his 11,000-plus followers and keeps Orioles fans in the loop about what he is up to, whether he is heading off to batting practice or he is going jet-skiing in his downtime. "since im up, i dont really wanna watch sportscenter so its Saved by the Bell reruns. i still love this show" – March 7 "Another day getting to do WHAT I LOVE.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | February 6, 2009
Nearly every day in Maryland, people drag themselves to dental specialists to undergo the necessary ordeal of root canal surgery. But only one was performed yesterday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. And the 500-pound patient was a first, even for veterinary dental surgeon Dr. Ira R. Luskin, who already counts lions and antelopes among his patients. Anoki, the zoo's 11-year-old female polar bear, slept through the entire two-hour procedure, splayed on her back with a dozen humans poking, prodding and watching her vital signs.
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By Newsday | October 14, 1991
WASHINGTON -- First, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joe Biden, D-Del., had the national headache of presiding over the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Then at 2 a.m. Saturday, he had a root canal.Committee aides said that one of Biden's teeth began hurting while he was presiding over the first day of hearings Friday. The pain in the tooth got so bad that early Saturday morning Biden called a dentist. But a few hours after the root canal, he was back on the job -- though when out of public sight, a friend said, "he was wearing a big ice pack on his mouth."
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | April 19, 2006
Dr. David William Heese, a retired dentist who performed a root canal on the tusk of an elephant at the National Zoo, died of a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised on Ramona Avenue, he was a 1948 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He served in the Army Reserve and was called up for active duty from 1954 to 1956. He graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1960 and did an internship in oral surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1997
Meredith Price still remembers the pain, the blood and the heartbreaking loss to Howard in the regional semifinals last season.She wiped some of that pain away last night by scoring 20 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lead her 11th-ranked Eagles to a 57-49 victory over the 19th-ranked Lions at Howard.Price, headed to North Carolina State on a volleyball scholarship, collided with Howard's Chanelle Carter in that regional semifinal as they both dove for a loose ball, and the force of the collision drove her mouth guard against an upper front tooth with such force that she required a root canal to save it."
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2003
Dr. Edward J. Hoffman, a dentist who counted many artists among his patients and once performed a root canal on himself, died Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from aortic surgery. The Ruxton resident was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place, he was a 1939 graduate of City College, where he was managing editor of the yearbook and created a clay sculpture of the school. As a child, he displayed artistic ability and took Saturday classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Although he considered becoming an artist, he enrolled at the University of Maryland and in five years earned both his bachelor's and dental degrees.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2011
Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones is one of the many professional athletes who are active on Twitter. He posts his opinions on national sports, interacts with his 11,000-plus followers and keeps Orioles fans in the loop about what he is up to, whether he is heading off to batting practice or he is going jet-skiing in his downtime. "since im up, i dont really wanna watch sportscenter so its Saved by the Bell reruns. i still love this show" – March 7 "Another day getting to do WHAT I LOVE.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | February 6, 2009
Nearly every day in Maryland, people drag themselves to dental specialists to undergo the necessary ordeal of root canal surgery. But only one was performed yesterday at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. And the 500-pound patient was a first, even for veterinary dental surgeon Dr. Ira R. Luskin, who already counts lions and antelopes among his patients. Anoki, the zoo's 11-year-old female polar bear, slept through the entire two-hour procedure, splayed on her back with a dozen humans poking, prodding and watching her vital signs.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
Dr. Thomas "Thom" Charles Dumsha, a former University of Maryland dentistry professor and root canal authority, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday at his home in Ellicott City. He was 55. Born in Catonsville, Dr. Dumsha graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1969. He went on to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for an undergraduate degree, which he earned in 1973. He received his doctorate from the University of Maryland Dental School. He also earned master's degrees in physiology and information systems.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | April 19, 2006
Dr. David William Heese, a retired dentist who performed a root canal on the tusk of an elephant at the National Zoo, died of a stroke Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised on Ramona Avenue, he was a 1948 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He served in the Army Reserve and was called up for active duty from 1954 to 1956. He graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1960 and did an internship in oral surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 28, 2003
Dr. Edward J. Hoffman, a dentist who counted many artists among his patients and once performed a root canal on himself, died Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from aortic surgery. The Ruxton resident was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place, he was a 1939 graduate of City College, where he was managing editor of the yearbook and created a clay sculpture of the school. As a child, he displayed artistic ability and took Saturday classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Although he considered becoming an artist, he enrolled at the University of Maryland and in five years earned both his bachelor's and dental degrees.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 9, 2003
Dr. Irving I. Abramson, a retired Baltimore dentist who was an expert in root-canal therapy and was the former head of the endodontics department at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, died in his sleep Monday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. He was 93. Colleagues said Dr. Abramson was the first dentist in Maryland to practice endodontics exclusively. He was nationally known and lectured widely on endodontics, a dental specialty that includes root-canal therapy. He was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooks Lane.
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By Jane E. Brody and Jane E. Brody,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 19, 2001
ITHACA, N.Y. - They get CAT scans and MRI's to detect the extent of cancer; lithotripsy to dissolve kidney and bladder stones; dialysis and transplants for kidney failure; surgery, chemotherapy and even radiation therapy to treat cancer; laser surgery for glaucoma; pacemakers to correct abnormal heart rhythms; ultrasonic surgery and lens implants for cataracts; root canal therapy for broken teeth; chiropractic treatments for sore backs; spinal surgery for...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2000
ATLANTA - Gray flecks highlight Darrell Waltrip's dark hair. Lines of laughter and worry crease his weathered face. But at 53, he still looks capable of jumping in his race car and going for a rip-roaring Sunday drive. And that's what he'll do today in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway - if the rain and ice hold off. But it will be a different kind of drive. For Waltrip, who is tied for third on the all-time Winston Cup winners' list with 84 victories, it will be the final drive of a long and storied career.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 17, 2001
NUEVO PROGRESO, Mexico - The first time Roselyn Stensrud visited a "dentista" on the main drag in this tiny, border tourist town, he yanked a permanent crown out of her mouth without telling her and before she could yell stop. "I had my mouth open and didn't know what he was doing," said Stensrud, 71, a thin, silver-haired bus driver from Arkansas who retired to South Texas a year ago. "He glued it back in, but it didn't hold." Determined to get it fixed, she tried a different dental clinic a few steps away.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 17, 2001
NUEVO PROGRESO, Mexico - The first time Roselyn Stensrud visited a "dentista" on the main drag in this tiny, border tourist town, he yanked a permanent crown out of her mouth without telling her and before she could yell stop. "I had my mouth open and didn't know what he was doing," said Stensrud, 71, a thin, silver-haired bus driver from Arkansas who retired to South Texas a year ago. "He glued it back in, but it didn't hold." Determined to get it fixed, she tried a different dental clinic a few steps away.
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