Suspended New Jersey dentist continued to practice, authorities allege

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A New Jersey dentist who had his license suspended in 2015 for allegedly performing medically unnecessary procedures and committing healthcare fraud continued to practice dentistry, according to the New York Post.

Andrew Maron, DDS, lost his license to practice in New Jersey after 17 patients filed complaints about the care they received. Records from a complaint filed in the state's attorney general's office claim Dr. Maron participated in elder abuse, malpractice and fraud.

When the attorney general temporarily suspended Dr. Maron's license, the office issued a statement saying the dentist's practice was "an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the public," according to the Post.

However, patients report that the dentist never stopped practice. One woman left a Yelp review of her poor experience with Dr. Maron. The patient said she visited Dr. Maron at Gentle Dental in New York City to have a tooth pulled.

When the Post contact Gentle Dental on April 2, an employee said Dr. Maron worked there every other Saturday. However, when the Post contacted the practice again, the employee said the dentist no longer worked there.

Dr. Maron practiced in New Jersey under different dental practice names, including Apprehensive Patient and The Perfect Smile. He advertised that he specialized in pulling teeth and placing implants.

Authorities claim Dr. Maron failed to take X-rays of patients' teeth prior to operating. Dr. Maron also allegedly put patients under deep sedation without having a license to do so.

Since 2014, patients have filed 14 malpractice suits against the dentist.

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