Medicine: Dental Flaws

Open wide, please, should not include the wallet

As anyone knows who ever sat back waiting for the worst, a dentist's chair is not the place where a patient feels at his most masterful. "Whatever you say, Doc," is a customary attitude. But it also can be an invitation to painful larceny, both petit and grand, or so says a dentist named Melvin Denholtz.

Along with his wife Elaine, Denholtz, 50, who is chief of dental research at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is the author of a new consumer's guide titled How to Save Your Teeth and Your Money (Van Nostrand Reinhold;...

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