Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Maybe oldest practicing dentist: 97

He was a child in World War I.
He has been through the horrors of the Holocaust, and then lived under Communist rule.
He became eligible for senior discounts more than three decades ago.
But Dr. Vladimir (Zeev) Lencovski is still open for business. The nearly 97-year-old is likely the world's oldest practicing dentist.
More than six decades after he began working in his native Romania, Lencovski continues to receive patients in his small central Jerusalem clinic, where he fills cavities and does root canal work.
"My hands do not shake and my legs are good so why not work?" he asks…

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