Woman files $10M suit against dentist after alleged botched procedure

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A clarinetist claims she could literally lose face after an allegedly botched procedure by a Manhattan dentist.

Boja Kragulj, who has performed in orchestras in Philadelphia and New York, claims in a $10 million lawsuit that her face could “prematurely age” because of “irreversible” bone loss from the work of Martha Cortes.

Facing the prospect of double jaw surgery after lifelong dental and breathing problems, Kragulj turned to Cortes in 2013 for an alternative. The dentist, who has an office on Central Park South, treated Kragulj unsuccessfully for years before placing a device called an Anterior Growth Guided Appliance, or AGGA, and controlled arch braces, in the musician’s mouth.

The AGGA was supposed to be a substitute for jaw surgery by stimulating new bone growth, helping to move Kragulj’s teeth and jaw forward and improve her airway. Instead, Kragulj claims in court papers, the device left her in worse shape

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UPMC Hospitals

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UPMC Altoona is a 380-bed acute care hospital with a surgery center and regional trauma center serving Blair and surrounding counties in west-central Pennsylvania.

UPMC Bedford is an acute care general hospital with medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry units.

UPMC Chautauqua, a 317-licensed bed hospital, was chartered in 1885, is Southwestern New York’s largest not-for-profit health care provider, offering an extensive range of inpatient and outpatient acute and rehabilitation services.

Located in Lawrenceville, Children’s Hospital provides infants, children, and young adults with compassionate, family-centered care.

UPMC East, a 156-bed hospital in Monroeville, opened to serve the needs of our neighbors in the communities east of Pittsburgh.

UPMC Hamot is a tertiary-care medical facility serving communities in northwestern Pennsylvania, western New York, and eastern Ohio and is affiliated with UPMC Kane.

Comprised of two hospital campuses, Greenville and Shenango Valley, UPMC Horizon provides a full range of

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medicine | Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts

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Medicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.

The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet Union produced the Alma-Ata Health Declaration, which was designed to serve governments as a basis for planning health care that would reach people at all levels of society. The declaration reaffirmed that

health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that

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Dentist Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com

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Acer Dental,LLC

New Britain, CT 06051



From $700 a day

  • $700 per day or 35% of Collection (if greater than $700).
  • Highly skilled support staff.
  • Growth and development through mentoring, leadership and practice…


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$100,000 – $300,000 a year

  • Endo experience especially molars is a plus, along with invisalign and implants but not required. .


Pacific Dental Care

Palmdale, CA 93551



From $650 a day

  • A premier dental group in Palmdale/ Lancaster area is looking for 1 qualified associate dentist.
  • Must have minimum 1 year of experience and confidence in all…


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Lake in the Hills, IL



$150,000 – $350,000 a year

  • In light of the new requirements in line with COVID-19, we have enhanced sterilization procedures and PPE standards in place, and are meeting or exceeding all…


Confidential

Philadelphia,

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Even dentist visits go remote during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many in-person activities into remote services delivered over the internet. The latest example is the dreaded visit to the dentist.

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the 11 year-old’s mouth. A video of the boy’s choppers is sent to his dentist who checks progress, diagnoses any issues and sometimes ends the appointment right there.

“As a parent having fewer appointments is a good thing,” Brandstatter said. “I haven’t seen a downside so far. It’s probably the way everything is moving anyway.”

The app and the scope were created last year by New Jersey-based

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Definition of Dentist by Merriam-Webster

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den·​tist | ˈden-təst How to pronounce dentist (audio)

: one who is skilled in and licensed to practice the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, jaws, and mouth and who makes and inserts false teeth

Examples of dentist in a Sentence

I saw her at the dentist last week.

He goes to the dentist’s for a check-up every six months.

Recent Examples on the Web In her own TikTok video documenting the experience, Rendulic acknowledges that her actions wouldn’t be sanctioned by a dentist.

Washington Post, “Millions have watched TikTokers file their own teeth. Now, two of these DIY dentists say: Don’t try it.,” 24 Sep. 2020
An Alaska dentist was also filmed riding a hoverboard during a procedure on a patient who was under anesthesia was convicted on 46 counts of defrauding the federal Medicaid program has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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