6 dentists making headlines

Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.

  1. Connecticut dentist Ean James, DMD, was ordered to pay $149,000 in a settlement related to claims he submitted to the state's Medicaid program for administering anesthesia to patients after his permit had expired.

  2. California dentist Shervin Molayem, DDS, said he believes gum disease patients with high levels of inflammation are more likely to suffer severe complications if infected with COVID-19.

  3. New York dentist Robert Raimondi, DDS, claimed that frequently wearing a face mask could lead to gum disease in individuals who maintained good oral health before the pandemic.

  4. Dallas dentist Richard Malouf, DDS, was ordered to pay roughly $16.5 million by the state of Texas for violating its Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

  5. Nashville dentist Jeffrey Mathews, DDS, was arrested for allegedly co-hosting a massive party amid the pandemic.

  6. The president of the Orange County (Calif.) Dental Society, Ramesh Gowda, DDS, refuted a local city councilwoman's comments that wearing masks can cause serious dental issues, saying, "There is no scientific basis for that."

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