Disappearing Denver dentist gets license suspended

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Colorado's Dental Board has suspended the license of a Denver dentist who abruptly closed his dental practice in October, Denver 7 reports. 

Douglas Sewell, DDS, abruptly closed Denver-based Cherry Creek Family Dental in the fall of 2019. After multiple patients filed complaints, the state dental board found Dr. Sewell "abandoned patients in the midst of ongoing treatment" and "failed to make patient records available," according to Denver 7.

In an email to Denver 7, a man claiming to be Dr. Sewell said he had to "go into hiding" to protect himself from family members he believes are responsible for the death of his oldest brother. The dentist's brother died in 2014 amid a successful $32 million dollar whistleblower lawsuit against an insurance company, according to Denver 7. The man has not responded to Denver 7's requests for more information.

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