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A look at how new accounting rules will affect California

SAN FRANCISCO - It has all the makings of California's next multibillion-dollar taxpayer headache.

New accounting rules require public agencies to disclose the future cost of health care and other benefits _ such as dental, vision and life insurance _ promised to retirees alongside traditional pensions.

In California, half the state's employees have reached retirement age or will become eligible to retire within a decade. And the death of a retiree doesn't always reduce expenses because many agencies continue providing benefits to survivors.

1,700 get Free Dental Care Saturday in Grand Island, Nebraska

MORE THAN 650-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FREE CARE WAS PROVIDED AT THE HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER AT FONNER PARK. SERVICES RANGING FROM TEETH CLEANINGS TO TOOTH EXTRACTIONS WERE PROVIDED.

Now that gets a big WOW!

May we soon see such miracles in Los Angeles, CA Laughing

Nebraska.TV Article

5-Year-Old in Coma After Dental Visit

As a kid, I always used to hear people talking about people not waking up after surgery, and I just thought that's pretty scary.  And a couple months ago, I heared that dentists would actually recomend sedation for little kids, while they work on their teeth, a lot of these teeth would fall off pretty soon anyway and be naturally replaced by new ones.

A 5 year old Chicago girl was sedated during a dental visit at storefront dental clinic, and didn't wake up, and remained in comma at the Children's Memorial Hospital.

The girl's mother said the girl was given an oral sedative followed by an intravenous sedative and nitrous oxide gas.

Another killing in the news...

What else is new huh?

You turn on your TV, and it's all about killing, murder, robbery, and shootings.

Now, this is one killing some people might like, Plastic Pill to kill gum disease causing bacteria!

How do you like that? Now you can take a pill and say there is killing going on inside your mouth and be as famous as the local news channel Laughing

www.EarthTimes.org reported yesterday that new plastic pill to kill gum disease causing bacteria can deliver medicine directly to the gum may be able to fight gum disease, according to researchers. The pill will be able to deliver bacteria-killing drugs to the infected gums and the surrounding tissues.

Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have called this new technology as "polyaspirin." The plastic pill contains a biodegradable plastic as well as enough space to hold three antibiotics. Another ingredient is aspirin.

Georgia dentist pleads guilty to killing wife, girlfriend

I used to hear that dentists have the highest suicide rate, are they projecting now?

what's going on? This guy admited to killing his girlfriend 14 years ago, and his wife in 2004...I knew dental students are under lots of pressure...but it sounds like this guy over dosed his pressure level.

This is sad, my condolences go out to the families of the victims.

MSNBC Article

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