Day: May 29, 2020

100 years ago in Spokane: Dentist confronts gas thief as shortage riles city

Spokane’s gasoline shortage was becoming critical, and it resulted in an action-packed early morning confrontation on a Spokane street.

A Spokane dentist foiled a gasoline thief in “an encounter that would put the ordinary movie thriller to shame,” proclaimed the Spokane Daily Chronicle.

Dr. Charles D. McBean said he was called out for an emergency visit to a patient at an apartment house on Howard Street and Sinto Avenue.

He left his auto in front of the place. After treating the patient, he exited and heard “the rattle of a tin can” and saw a shadowy figure run away from his car toward a neighboring car.

Dr. McBean raced toward the man, who was trying to get a way with a can of gasoline. The dentist and the thief grappled for a while until the thief got the upper hand and knocked the dentist down.

The thief then jumped into

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Meet our Bellevue Dental Team | Bellevue Dentist, Dr. James Choi, DDS | Bellevue Westlake Dental

James Choi, DDS.

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James Choi, DDS.

Dr. James Choi

Dr. James Choi is our skilled and caring dentist at Bellevue Westlake Dental. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles before graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. Prior to practicing as a restorative and cosmetic dentist in Bellevue, he was part of a group practice in Seattle.

He is active in his church and over the past several years he has participated in mission trips to Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia and China. It is his mission as a dentist to provide his patients with the best dental care possible.

Dr. Choi is a participating provider for most major dental insurances.

Donald Blair, DDS., ND.

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Donald Blair  DDS, ND

Dr. Donald Blair

Dr. Donald Blair DDS, ND: I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years. After dental school at the University of Washington (1972)

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Going to the Dentist During Covid-19: 10 Hygienist Tips

Dentists and Covid-19

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association have asked dentists to forego routine and elective procedures in favor of emergency situations. This helped minimize the risk of infection to patients and staff and reduced the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE); dentists do, after all, have to get up close and personal to do their job.

Now, along with other establishments, some dental offices may be opening up for more routine procedures—the cavity that needs filling, or the cleaning you’ve been putting off. With contact comes the risk of Covid-19. “There are always risks because the coronavirus is highly infectious,” says registered dental hygienist JoAnn Gurenlian, PhD, chair for the American Dental Hygienists Association’s (ADHA) Task Force on Return to Work.

So, when should you schedule your dentist appointment? These tips will help you decide when

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