🌱 ​Dentist Accused Of Mistreating Kids + Microbiz COVID-19 Grant

🌱 ​Dentist Accused Of Mistreating Kids + Microbiz COVID-19 Grant

Get on up, San Diego! Let’s get this Thursday started. Here’s what’s happening today in San Diego.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and beautiful. High: 69, Low: 46.

Attention, top law firms! We’re now offering sponsorship opportunities for local firms interested in building lasting connections with clients in San Diego. Click here to learn more.

Here are three of the top stories today in San Diego:

  1. A local dentist is being charged with incompetence, failure to properly monitor sedated patients, and charging for work not performed. He performed root canals and put crowns on baby teeth for kids as young as 4 years old. Unfortunately, the dentist is still in business despite multiple sanctions. After taking her daughter to this dentist, one parent searched his reviews and was horrified to find words such as, ‘suffering,’ ‘traumatized,’ ‘sweaty,’ ‘crying,’ ‘inconsolable,’ ‘in pain.’ She took her daughter to see two other dentists. Both dentists said they would use a less invasive sealant, not crowns on her daughter’s baby teeth.” To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (NBC 7 San Diego)

  2. Microbusinesses hurt by COVID-19 are now able to apply for $2,500 grants, funded in part by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. The County Board of Supervisors has approved 1,550 grants, totaling $3.8 million. Businesses, including home businesses, pet sitters, shoppers, cleaners, food cart operators, etc., may be eligible for these grants. Find out how to apply. To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (Patch Press Release Desk)

  3. Due to the recent slide in the number of COVID-19 cases, the San Diego Unified School District has ended its outdoor masking mandate. Field trips for both indoor and outdoor venues will now be permitted as well. Indoor masking will still be required on all district property, regarding of vaccination status. To learn more: Click into parenthesis, then click the link. (Patch Press Release Desk)

Read Also:  Guntersville dentist to host free dental day, canned meals drive

From our sponsor:

Hey San Diego, are you looking to buy a house, refinance or just explore your options? Check out the new Patch Mortgage Center for all your home financing needs!

Today in San Diego:

  • Come Celebrate Black History Month (Online) Voyagers Toastmasters. (9 a.m.)

  • Story Time In the Park — Kensington/Normal Heights Branch Library. (10:30 a.m.)

  • Brain Balance Hosts Workshops and Events for Adults and Families (Online) — Brain Balance Center of San Diego. (10:30 a.m.)

  • Veterans Business Alliance Group (Online) — Chamber of Commerce. (11:30 a.m.)

  • Knit and Crochet Circle —Rancho Peñasquitos Library. (1 p.m.)

  • Do your homework at the library — San Ysidro Branch Library. (3 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • City of San Diego: “Do you know a student entering 6th-9th grade who is interested in coding, videography, and photography? Applications for the Gen-Connect program are now open! Gen-Connect is a free 12-week training program empowering San Diego Promise Zone students entering 6th-9th grade with the skills, knowledge and confidence to build their own website and create high quality digital media content, all while connecting with a senior in their family to help preserve their history and learn digital skills.” (Facebook)

  • San Diego Humane Society: “Today is not just any ordinary Tuesday. Today is quite a special day because it’s #WorldHippoDay, and we must acknowledge our favorite snack-loving, pool-lounging friend, Hannah Shirley! At 48 years old, Hannah is the oldest pygmy hippo in the nation.” (Facebook)

  • San Diego Botanic Garden: “We have very exciting news! There is another 𝘈𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘴 blooming in the Conservatory, 𝘈𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘴 𝘬𝘰𝘯𝘫𝘢𝘤 or Voodoo Lily has emerged for the first time in the Garden. Just like it’s cousin the Corpse plant, the Voodoo Lily also gives off a strong odor once bloomed and remains open for only a few days. (Facebook)

  • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition: “News: SANDAG’s temporary two-way separated bikeway along Pershing Drive is open to ride! We’re grateful to SANDAG for opening this project within three weeks of breaking ground on the Pershing Bikeway. This temporary bikeway will be open for the next two years while the permanent Pershing Bikeway is under construction.” (Facebook)

  • San Diego History Center: “Celebrate San Diego: Black History & Heritage 1970: Black population in San Diego rises to 54,691 according to the 1970 United States census. From the 1920s on, San Diego had seen sporadic Ku Klux Klan activity. In San Diego and other southwestern cities, Klan activity was not just directed against African Americans, but toward Mexican Americans as well.” (Facebook)

  • Museum of Making Music: “Show Notes: Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng. Join us for an online discussion with Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng and guest interviewer Dr. Merryl Goldberg, as they explore Dr. Cheng’s career and the upcoming ‘Two Pianos, Four Hands’ concert with Dr. Janet Kao.” (Facebook)

Read Also:  VieBeauti Whitening Pen is on sale at Amazon

More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!

Featured businesses:


  • New Balance Store In Encinitas Village Opens Feb. 10. (Feb. 17)

  • Pawliday Vegan Charity Market. (Feb. 19)

  • La Mesa Depot Museum open for tours. (Feb. 19)

  • San Diego Symphony Music Connects Cardiff — Free Concert in Encinitas/Cardiff. (Feb. 20)

  • Taxes in Retirement Webinar. (Feb. 21)

  • 41st Annual CARSplus Convention: Networking for Success and Best Practices. (Feb. 25)

  • The Cheez Whiz Ultimate 80’s Cover Band. (Feb. 25)

  • Learn How To Reduce Your Risk For Heart Disease During American Heart Month. (Feb. 28)

  • Add your event


Loving the San Diego Daily? Here are all the ways you can get more involved:

You’re officially in the loop for today. I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow with another update!

Bettyann Pernice

This article originally appeared on the San Diego Patch