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Orthodontist pleads guilty in ex-Ark. lawmaker bribery scheme
September 14, 2021 -- A well-known orthodontist pleaded guilty on September 13 in connection with a public corruption scheme involving a former state senator from Arkansas, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas. Read More
For richer, for poorer: FQHC pay differs for dentists, execs
September 8, 2021 -- Numerous dentists work in the demanding public sector environment of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). These providers work on challenging cases for lower pay than their private practice counterparts. But the same isn't always true for those at the top, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
Mich. dentist charged with Medicaid fraud
August 26, 2021 -- A Michigan dentist has been charged with Medicaid fraud after allegedly billing low-income patients for dental work that was not performed, according to the Michigan Attorney General's Office. Read More
Parents sue dental office for death of 3-year-old boy
August 20, 2021 -- The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died following a dental procedure in Wichita, KS, are suing the dentist, the dental office, the nurse anesthetist, and the anesthesia company involved in the case, according to an article on KSN.com. Read More
NC oral surgeon gives up license forever due to patient death
August 17, 2021 -- A North Carolina oral surgeon has surrendered his license permanently following the death of a patient during a dental procedure, according to an order signed August 16 by the North Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners. Read More
Pearl receives patent for AI fraud detection software
August 12, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer Pearl said it has received a U.S. patent for software to detect fraud, waste, and abuse in radiographic dental insurance claims. Read More
Conn. dentist charged with filing fraudulent Medicaid claims
August 9, 2021 -- A North Haven, CT, dentist has been charged with filing $200,484 in fraudulent Medicaid claims between 2016 and 2021 for dental work that allegedly was not performed, according to Connecticut's state Division of Criminal Justice. Read More
Delta Dental to offer legal insurance through ARAG
August 6, 2021 -- Delta Dental of Iowa has announced a partnership with ARAG to offer legal insurance and identity theft protection to its customers with fewer than 250 employees. Read More
Minn. dental practice settles age discrimination case
August 4, 2021 -- A dental practice business manager has settled with her former employer, a practice in Minnesota, over an age discrimination case. The manager secured a settlement of $54,000 in lost wages and damages, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Read More
Ex-dental office manager, spouse ordered to pay $3.1M
July 27, 2021 -- A former office manager and his husband have been ordered to pay $3.1 million in restitution to a dental practice in Indiana after they pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a July 23 statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More