NJ dentist loses license, fined $443K for fraud

The New Jersey Board of Dentistry has revoked the license of Marc Weber, DDS, a Manalapan dentist, after finding that he committed professional misconduct, negligence, and fraud in treating patients, according to a press release announcing the board's decision.

According to the board's decision issued last week, Dr. Weber, who formerly practiced in Red Bank, committed gross negligence by failing to take readable x-rays, failing to diagnose decay, treating healthy teeth that did not need dental work, and other inappropriate actions contrary to accepted standards of care.

The board further found that Dr. Weber committed fraud and professional misconduct by improperly steering patients to companies that financed dental treatments, while not revealing to patients that he and his staff received financial benefits from these companies in return for signing up patients.

The board revoked Dr. Weber's license to practice, assessed a $250,000 civil penalty, payable over 10 years, and ordered him to repay the state $160,286 for its investigative and legal expenses. Dr. Weber also must pay a total of $32,858 in restitution to 10 patients.

Dr. Weber is barred from re-applying of licensure for at least three years, according to the state Attorney General's office. In addition, the board is requiring Dr. Weber to undergo counseling and to have physical and mental health examinations performed before any relicensing application can be made.

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