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Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Jonathan Coombs Selected Top Dentist in Phoenix

Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Jonathan Coombs has been comparison by Phoenix Magazine as one of a Valley’s Top Dentists. The list is a peer-selected gathering of 169 dentists in several specialties of dentistry. Dr. Coombs specializes in cosmetic dental procedures trimming from Invisalign® to porcelain veneers.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) Oct 12, 2011

Phoenix Magazine has expelled a list of a Valley’s 2011 Top Dentists in a Aug issue. The repository incidentally mails 1500 surveys to Valley dentists, seeking them to commission a dentists who are a best in their margin and related

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Seal Beach shooting: Death toll rises to eight

“We thought it was maybe firecrackers,” she said.  “But he just didn’t stop. Anybody he saw he was shooting.”

“It went boom, boom, boom,” she said, speaking outside the taped-off crime scene. “I was afraid he was going to shoot everybody.”

The afternoon shooting left the normally placid beach town struggling to make sense of the carnage. A policeman spokesman said the shooting had put the city and its small police force on unfamiliar ground.

Bowles said the crime scene was horrific. “There are victims throughout the entire salon,” he said.

Witnesses and survivors alike were taken to a nearby apartment complex to settle their nerves. Others milled outside the police lines at the neighborhood shopping center, recounting what had happened.

Marissa Pei said she had been at the gym earlier in the day with a friend before bumping into her again outside the shopping center. She was sobbing.

” ”My friend is dead. My friend is dead,’ ” Pei said the woman told her. “I held her.”

 Pei said she also spoke to a man married to someone who was at the salon.

 “’My baby. She’s half of me,’ ” Pei recalled him saying. “ ‘Please, God, don’t let her be dead.’ ”

Dion Martini, a manicurist at a nearby salon, said: “This is a shock to the whole community. All of us around here have worked together at one time or another.”

Martini was busy with a client herself when she heard sirens and helicopters and knew something was  wrong. When she learned a shooting had unfolded in a salon much like hers, she struggled to contain her emotions.

“I’ve been having chills and had to hold back tears,” she said. “I just can’t imagine anybody being that sick to go in and do that to anybody.”

Dr. James Blake, a dentist, was in his 5th street office doing  bridge work on a patient, as his hygienists cleaned other patients’ teeth, when he heard what he later learned were gunshots coming from the parking lot outside. 

“Then there was a pause and a few more gunshots,” said Blake in an interview with The Times. “I didn’t see the shooter.”

Alarmed, Blake said his staff immediately locked the door to the office until police arrived.

The shooting “definitely was very unexpected” for Seal Beach, said Blake, who’s had his office in the shopping center since 1992.

”When you have somebody who just loses it, you can be anywhere and not be safe,” he said.


Photos: Seal Beach shooting

Suspect in shooting reportedly wore body armor

Seal Beach witness says of gunman: ‘Anybody he saw he was shooting’

— Tony Barboza, Lauren Williams, Nicole Santa Cruz and Louis Sahagun in Seal Beach

Photo: People in a hair salon in the same Seal Beach shopping center as Salon Meritage react to news of the shooting. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times


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NFL: 49ers doing a small things to go 4-1

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times


The disproportion in NFL feat and better can be as elementary as a small additional effort.

For instance …

Taking a additional step to hang adult a absolute ballcarrier in a open field, like San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis did in a 13-tackle performance.

Exhibiting some-more counsel and fortify in passing, like a formerly forward Alex Smith has to urge his passer rating to a second-best in a NFC.

Having confidence, like defender Carlos Rogers did after a turnover, revelation manager Jim Harbaugh, “Don’t worry, we’ll get it right back,” and afterwards intercepting a pass.

The 49ers

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City of Malibu Adopts Landmark Resolution: Supports Global Phase Out of a Dental Mercury Filling

Mayor John Sibert introduced a groundbreaking resolution, job on some-more cities to promulgate to state, sovereign and tellurian supervision bodies that a open is prepared for tellurian movement opposite a use of mercury in common products. Dr. James Rota, a Malibu proprietor and West Los Angeles biological dentist, praised a active pierce by a City Council, job it an effective template for other cities to use to adopt identical resolutions.

Malibu, California (PRWEB) Oct 12, 2011

The Malibu City Council unanimously upheld a landmark fortitude on Monday, October

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Dentist pays for false Medicaid claims

New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) – A New Haven dentist is paying over $200,000 for making false claims for services provided at her dental office.

Kristi Rossomando, D.M.D and her dental practice, The Children’s Dental Group, P.C., located at 825 Grand Avenue, have entered into a civil settlement in which they will pay $212,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.

“Dentists and other providers who fraudulently bill the Medicaid program drive up the cost of health care for all of us,” said U.S. Attorney Fein. “The allegations here are particularly egregious because they involve dental services provided to children. The U.S. Attorney’s office is committed to vigorously pursuing health care providers that submit fraudulent claims to government health care programs.”

“It is unacceptable for a dentist to receive payment when no service is performed, or for a staff person to routinely render care that only a dentist is qualified to perform,” said Attorney General Jepsen. “The state will hold providers accountable for all services billed to Medicaid.”

Jepsen also thanked the state Department of Social Services for its assistance.

The allegations against Rossomando involve fraudulent billing to Medicaid for certain pediatric dental services. The services in question were “comprehensive oral evaluations.”

According to the American Dental Association, the service is performed by “a general dentist and/or a specialist when evaluating a patient comprehensively.” The service is provided to new patients, or to established patients who have had a significant change in their health or who have not got regular treatment in several years. It is described as a “thorough evaluation and recording of the extraoral and intraoral hard and soft tissue,” which also “may include the evaluation and recording of dental caries (cavities).”

It is alleged that Rossomando often did not see a new patient on his or her first visit, yet the practice billed Medicaid for a comprehensive oral evaluation. At the first visit, the child would usually only see a hygienist. The hygienist would then recommend treatment and schedule a follow-up visit. However, Rossomando would bill Medicaid for a comprehensive oral evaluation, as if she had examined the patient and performed the service. This even happened on days when Rossomando was out of the office.

In order to settle the allegations under the federal and state False Claims Acts, Rossomando and Children’s Dental Group have agreed to pay $212,000, covering the time period of February 2005 through January 2011.

Olivia Estrada, the mother of one of Rossomando’s patients, was the “whistleblower” or person who brought attention to the crime and will receive a share of the proceeds of the settlement in the amount of $31,800.


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Pasadena dentist’s office to help those without insurance

Pasadena Family Dentistry will host a Dentistry From The Heart
event providing the first 100 people with free dental care on
Saturday, Nov. 12.

Each of the 100 attendees will have a choice of a cleaning,
filling or extraction. Care will be provided on a first-come,
first-served basis. The event will take place at 3602 Vista Road in
Pasadena, beginning at 7 a.m. Patients will be seen through 5

This is the first Dentistry From The Heart event for Pasadena
Family Dentistry. Although all ages are invited to participate,
parents will be asked to remain with children at all times. Parking
will be located at Faith Assembly of God just a block away at 3940
Vista Rd. A shuttle service will be available to take patients to
the event site.

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart was created by Dr. Vincent
Monticciolo, who wanted to give back to the community and to
provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization
that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its
inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include more than
200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 60,000
people with an estimated $8 million in free dental care services.
For more information, visit


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