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Boyfriend arrested for killing Oakland dentist dies by apparent suicide

  • Nelson Chia, 73, who was arrested on Friday on suspicion of murder, apparently hung himself in his own cell hours after his arrest.
  • Chia was arrested for the murder-for-hire killing of his longtime girlfriend, Dr. Lili Xu, a prominent 60-year-old dentist in Oakland’s Chinatown, on Aug. 21.
  • At the time, the couple was reportedly in a parked Mercedes-Benz at the intersection of East 11th St. and Fifth Ave. when someone from another vehicle approached Xu and then shot her multiple times.
  • Police on Friday also arrested the alleged gunman, 33-year-old Hasheem Bason, who was expected to be charged with murder. If convicted, Bason may be sentenced to life in prison or sentenced to death.

A man arrested for the murder-for-hire killing of a beloved dentist in Oakland, California, has apparently died by suicide, according to police.

Nelson Chia, 73, reportedly hung himself in his own cell after 2 p.m. on Friday, just hours after authorities announced his arrest alongside Hasheem Bason, the alleged gunman.

Doctors in India Remove Over 500 Teeth From 7-Year-Old Boy’s Mouth

Oral surgeons and pathologists at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai, India were shocked to find more than 500 teeth inside a mass that grew in a 7-year-old boy’s jaw.

The boy’s parents noticed swelling in his lower right jaw when he was three years old. They brought him to a nearby hospital but he refused to cooperate for any investigative procedures, according to the dental college’s published report.

Boy Gets 18 Teeth Pulled Because He Refused to Brush After Drinking Milk

While milk can be good for the body, leaving it inside the mouth for days without brushing can definitely bring problems to one’s oral hygiene, like what happened to a 4-year-old boy from Thailand when he refused to brush his teeth every time he drank milk. This just shows how important proper oral care and regular visits to a dental office like Gentry Dentistry are in ensuring an optimal dental health.

Sathian Ken Suravisankul, a pedodontist (dentist that specializes in childhood dental health and care) at Smile Station clinic in Phuket, recently shared the story in a Facebook post. In the picture, the boy can be seen undergoing an operation to remove 18 of his teeth.

‘Whitening’ Dentists Blasted for Wearing Offensive Cultural Dresses in Magazine Ad

Three dentists in North Carolina sparked fury on social media after wearing traditional dresses of other cultures for a “whitening” advert.

The dentists, identified as Anita Wells, Jill Sonner, and Anna Abernethy, wore what appeared to be Japanese, Native American, and Scottish garb in the ad of Renaissance Dental Center, which was published in Midtown Magazine.