School Principal Dies During Root Canal

Georgette Watson, 46, was the principal of a Chicago middle school. Monday she went in for what should have been a routine root canal procedure. Today an autopsy is scheduled to determine why she died in the dentist’s chair. Watson reportedly went into cardiac arrest while in the offices of Feldman and Feldman, a Lakeview dentist. It is unclear which dentist was performing the root canal.  She had been given a sedative before the procedure but news reports are not specific as to whether it was a local anesthetic or she was unconscious. Back in July, Joseph David Feldman and Lawrence W. Feldman were put on probation by the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation “due to substandard dental work and failure to maintain records.”