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Scientology OT8 dentist closes office while patients confront him about their cash

It was an ugly scene in Severna Park, near Baltimore, on Tuesday as some angry patients shouted at dentist Neil Woods while he was leaving his office with news cameras rolling.

“More than a dozen people are claiming they paid an Anne Arundel County dentist thousands of dollars for dental work they never received, and now the office is closed,” reported WBAL-TV’s David Collins.

The complaints from the patients were pretty awful.

— “All I got done was impressions. Then, he put in four implants. Two of them fell out. The other two were crooked. I went to this other dentist and he said Dr. Woods left me a mess. I need my money back so I can get teeth.”


— “I had at least 14 implants that came out.”

— “Every time I came to him, the bill always goes up and up. It’s never the same price.”

“In three years, he put in four implants. Two were crooked and two fell out. The bridge I have in my mouth broke, I told (Woods) about it and he didn’t do anything. I had to go home and crazy glue my teeth,” a patient named Frances Smith told the Capital Gazette’s Donovan Conaway.

Crazy glue her teeth?

What a nightmare. For some time, the patients had been trying to get responses from Woods, who abruptly closed his office and wasn’t taking calls. And some of them showed up Tuesday to berate him as he left his practice…


Patients who had tried to call for some answers got a message that said the office was closed because of “a medical neurological emergency that Dr. Woods is experiencing.”

Conaway, meanwhile, found that Woods was being sued by a former patient, but for only $30,000. It didn’t seem to explain what would close down his practice, or answer for the charges of shoddy and dangerous work that his former patients were accusing him of.

But here’s what the local reporting at the scene failed to grasp…

None of this should be happening! Neil Woods is an OT 8 Scientologist, an “Operating Thetan” who has completed the “Bridge to Total Freedom” and is “at cause” with the physical universe, able to affect matter, energy, space, and time with just a thought.

So is his wife, Barbara “Bobbi” Woods,” who, like her husband, completed “New OT 8,” Scientology’s ultimate auditing level, more than a decade ago.

Their daughter, meanwhile, is Tiffany Woods, a Sea Org worker who has signed a billion-year contract with Scientology and who showed up recently in a flier over at Mike Rinder’s blog…



Tiffany’s on the left.

In 1998, a former Scientologist named Charlotte Kates submitted an affidavit in a court case that mentioned Tiffany…

I was personally ordered by Tiffany Woods, the Senior HAS (Hubbard Communications Office Area Secretary) EUS (Eastern United States) and Jenny Porta, the LRH Communicator EUS, to stop taking medication that had been prescribed for me by a doctor to alleviate my thyroid condition — Grave’s disease — upon my signing of a Sea Organization contract. Ms. Woods and Ms. Porta told me that I would otherwise be ineligible for Scientology services, and told me that my medical condition could be cured with PTS (Potential Trouble Source) handlings and Scientology auditing…

Trust in Hubbard to cure Grave’s disease? That’s pretty hardcore.

For years Neil Woods listed his dental practice as a WISE business, a member of the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises network. And he and his wife Bobbi were listed in Scientology publications as “Patrons,” meaning that they’d donated at least $50,000 to Scientology’s membership organization, the IAS.

Both of them have been heavily involved at Scientology’s church in Washington DC, and Bobbi was a case supervisor there.

After achieving OT 8, Neil and Bobbi even proved to be dutiful Scientologists and went through the low-level but grueling “Survival Rundown,” an obsession with Scientology leader David Miscavige, who made the “SRD” a requirement even for OTs like Neil and Bobbi.

And after all of that past-life therapy and the ability to leave their bodies at will, how could an OT 8 find himself in such dire circumstances?

As soon as we learn more, we’ll let you know.



Jon Atack on L. Ron Hubbard and hypnotism

The subject of L. Ron Hubbard and hypnotism has come up here at the Bunker a couple of times recently, and so this is great timing. Jon Atack has been putting out videos at his new venture, and in this one he goes over a paper he wrote in 1993 all about Hubbard, hypnotism, and Dianetics. As usual, Atack is the consummate researcher.



Source Code

“I happen to be a nuclear physicist. I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a medical doctor. To some degree, it was my responsibility that this world got itself an atom bomb, because there were only a handful of nuclear physicists in the thirties — only a handful. And we were all beating the desk and saying ‘How wonderful it will be if we discover atomic fission,’ because we decided that the thing to do with atomic fission was to go out and discover the stars, to make big passenger liners that would go ten times around the world on the same fuel. This was what we endeavored to do with atomic fission. The government stepped in and gave us three billion dollars. I had nothing to do with that program; I would not have had anything to do with the program. Three billion dollars to destroy all of man.” — L. Ron Hubbard, February 6, 1952


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The postulate that worked for me that caused the rain in Australia had nothing to do with rain. I just become the planet and covered it with my beingness and decided it was all safe and OK. The thought of rain was also a previous one to this one but this one made it manifest.”


Random Howdy

“If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have tried even harder to destroy myself.”


Start making your plans…

Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Jenna Elfman, Giovanni Ribisi, and Greta Van Susteren]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Scientology TV wins a boatload of awards, and is the ‘fastest-growing TV network in history’!
[TWO years ago] Scientology spies coming forward to spill their guts, then and now: A key example from the past
[FOUR years ago] ‘Are you 100 percent American?’ — ‘Ross & Carrie’ investigate joining Scientology
[FIVE years ago] Scientology vs. the mayor: The full Gabe Cazares interview from 1997’s Secret Lives
[SIX years ago] The BBC’s John Sweeney gives us another glimpse of creepy Scientology intimidation
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s Secret Vaults: A Rare Interview With a Former Member of Hush-Hush “CST”


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,840 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,344 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,864 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 884 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 775 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,082 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,950 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,724 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,498 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,844 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,410 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,329 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,497 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,078 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,339 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,377 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,090 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,615 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,142 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,705 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,845 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,165 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,020 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,140 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,495 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,798 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,904 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,306 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,178 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,761 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,256 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,510 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,619 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on February 6, 2020 at 07:00

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