A New York judge has ruled that, as feared as they may be, dentists and periodontists are not in the same league as slaughterhouses, menageries, smith shops, brass foundries, breweries, tanneries and the like. Therefore, two restrictive covenants recorded in 1868 that prohibit "any nuisance or objectionable business," as well as "dangerous or offensive" organizations, do not extend to a dental office situated within one of Manhattan's oldest historic districts.
Judge: Dental Office Not a Slaughterhouse
New York Law Journal
February 17, 2006