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Why Your Dentist Might Seem Pushy

In 1993, Dr. David Silber, a dentist now practicing in Plano, Texas, was fired from the first dental clinic he worked for. He’d been assigned to a patient another dentist had scheduled for a crown preparation — a metal or porcelain cap for a broken or decayed tooth. However, Silber found nothing wrong with the…

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The Role of State Boards of Dentistry (Part 2)

by guest contributor, Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA Previous: The Role of State Boards of Dentistry (Part 1) This article provides another part into the perspective on the role of state boards of dentistry implementing the regulation of the practice of dentistry as a health care profession.  This article continues as a second part to…

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The Role of State Boards of Dentistry

by guest contributor, Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA This article provides an initial perspective on the role of state boards of dentistry, which exist in each state and which regulate the practice of dentistry as a health care profession.  This article begins as a first part to this perspective (1 of 2 part series). Each…

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Dental Fraud: Standard of Care Violations

Even more than money … what about the standard of care? This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column for more expert insights from our network of providers, investigators, and fraud experts. This article points out another violation of law related to dental misconduct in addition…

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Dental Fraud: Isolated or a Pattern?

This week’s Fraud Spotlight features guest contributor Mark R. Brengelman, JD, MA. Be sure to tune into the column next week for more examples of dental fraud from real cases! This article points out some basics of dental misconduct – fraud.  A dentist who bills for services not performed is committing fraud.  For example, billing for the…

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A Frank Discussion on Dental Fraud

Our Founder and Managing Director Jeanmarie Loria sat down with retired OIG Special Agent Eric Rubenstein to discuss dental fraud, unscrupulous dentists, and the claims-related intricacies of the dental industry. Here’s how it went… JL: My aunt in California paid an additional $10 for personal protective equipment (PPE) on top of her dental visit. Other members…

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