New Mexico dental board subpoenas dentist's medical records: 5 things to know

The New Mexico Board of Dental Health requested the records of William Gardner, DDS, who is accused of practicing without a license, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

Here are five things to know:

1. On July 9, the dental board received a complaint about Dr. Gardner. The complaint identified 82 people who claimed Dr. Gardner treated them without a license.

2. During a May 9 deposition, Dr. Gardner admitted to practicing without a license. His license had been suspended at the time. On July 27, however, Dr. Gardner responded to the board and denied all allegations.

3. The board requested Dr. Gardner release the records of the 82 patients mentioned in the complaint.

4. Dr. Gardner had his license suspended from April 17 to June 7. Delta Dental told the New Mexico Board of Dental Health that Dr. Gardner submitted 82 claims during the suspension period.

5. The dental board is seeking clinical notes, consent forms/waivers, patient instructions, exam information, treatment plans, periodontal charts, patient correspondence, fee schedule, ledgers, billing and all pre- and postoperative radiographs and photos.

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