5 dentists making headlines

Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.

1. Bradley Seyer, DDS, was sentenced Feb. 5 to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty to Medicare fraud and illegally prescribing narcotics.

2. Patients gathered around a Maryland dental office Feb. 3 to confront Neil Woods, DDS, claiming he owes them money after abruptly closing the practice.

3. John Vecchione, DDS, has agreed to a five-year suspension after being tied to 15 bacterial heart infections since 2013, including a case that resulted in a patient dying from surgery complications.

4. Florida Dental Association President Rudy Liddell, DDS, is supporting a bill that would allow out-of-state dentists to practice in underserved public health areas rather than introduce dental therapists.

5. The Wyoming Supreme Court demanded Clyde Stock, DDS, pay around $14,000 after the state bar association found that he wrongfully practiced law.

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