11 dentists making headlines

Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.

1. Brenon Farmer, DDS, abruptly closed his practice leaving many patients with canceled appointments and unanswered questions.

2. Einar Lignell, DDS, was sentenced Aug. 19 to 60 days in jail after investigators discovered he had fraudulently received $62,500 in a business scheme.

3. Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group co-founders Ken Cooper and Andrew Matta, DDS, entered an acquisition agreement with private investment firm Jacobs Holding.

4. Milagros Macaraig, DDS, allegedly used the personal information of her patients to take out life insurance policies on them.

5. Scott David Cohen, DDS, owner of Trumbull (Conn.) Smiles Family Dental, was involved in two separate accidents on the same road Aug. 13.

6. A jury found Christopher Bereznak, DMD, guilty of prescribing controlled substances to the late Ashley Gammon.

7. Kimberly Zheng, DMD, will lead East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental's new practice in Hobbs, N.M.

8. East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental opened a new office in New Bern, N.C., Aug. 15, which is led by Katie Rebecca Masters, DMD.

9. Michele Schultz-Robins, DMD, was named a partner in a Red Bank, N.J.-based family dental practice.

10. Brian Leeson, DMD, is opening a new 4th Street Family Dentistry location in St. Petersburg, Fla.

11. A fire destroyed Larry Black, DMD's Quitman, Ga., office, leaving citizens of Brooks County without a local option for dental care.

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