President Trump's personal dentist visits Florida Board of Dentistry: 5 things to know

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President Donald Trump's personal dentist Albert Hazzouri, DDS, visited the Florida Board of Dentistry to obtain his practicing license in the state, according to Politico.

Here are five things to know.

1. At his licensing meeting with the board, Dr. Hazzouri routinely expressed how his close friendship with the President warranted his license approval. In a letter to the board he wrote, "As the dentist and personal friend of the President of the U.S., I am writing to you with a request to grant me a license to practice in the state of Florida," according to Politco.

2. The Florida Board of Dentistry pushed back on Dr. Hazzouri's proposal. They stressed concern over the dentist's failure to complete the application. Dr. Hazziouri did not include various written and clinical exams, official transcripts and CPR certification in his application. All of the missing information is required by state law.

3. Along with emphasizing his relationship with the President warranted a license, Dr. Hazzouri called on his relationship with Florida Gov. Richard Scott, R. In return, Gov. Scott's office responding by saying the governor did not support Dr. Hazzouri receiving special treatment.

4. Dr. Hazzouri told the board he wants to treat underserved communities in Florida through a private practice. His request to open a private practice was followed by the board's recommendation for Dr. Hazzouri to obtain a limited-access license, according to Politico.

5. Dr. Hazzouri ultimately withdrew his application to obtain a Florida medical license.

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President Donald Trump's personal dentist Albert Hazzouri, DDS, visited the Florida Board of Dentistry to obtain his practicing license in the state, according to Politico.
Here are five things to know.
1. At his licensing meeting with the board, Dr. Hazzouri routinely expressed how his close friendship with the President warranted his license approval. In a letter to the board he wrote, "As the dentist and personal friend of the President of the U.S., I am writing to you with a request to grant me a license to practice in the state of Florida," according to Politco.
2. The Florida Board of Dentistry pushed back on Dr. Hazzouri's proposal. They stressed concern over the dentist's failure to complete the application. Dr. Hazziouri did not include various written and clinical exams, official transcripts and CPR certification in his application. All of the missing information is required by state law.
3. Along with emphasizing his relationship with the President warranting a lisence, Dr. Hazzouri called on his relationship with Florida Gov. Richard Scott, R. In return, Gov. Scott's office responding by saying the governor did not support Dr. Hazzouri receiving special treatment.
4. Dr. Hazzouri told the board he wants to treat underserved communities in Florida through a private practice. His request to open a private practice was followed by the board's recommendation for Dr. Hazzouri to obtain a limited-access license, according to Politico.
5. Dr. Hazzouri ultimately withdrew his application to obtain a Florida medical license.

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