5 dentists making headlines

Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.

1. James McMahon Jr., DDS, filed a civil lawsuit against his former bookkeeper, claiming she made 37 unauthorized withdrawals from his accounts, totaling $961,000.

2. Stefan Simoncic, DDS, agreed to pay $567,125 to settle allegations that he submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims.

3. Charles Bertolami, DDS, spoke with Becker's Dental + DSO Review about preparing dental students for private practice.

4. San Diego dentist April Ambrosia, DDS, was instructed to stop practicing dentistry amid an alleged $600,000 billing scam, even though her license has not been suspended.

5. Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental was founded in 1997 by Rick Workman, DMD, after he opened two dental offices in Effingham. Since then, the dental service organization has grown into one of the largest DSOs in the nation.

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