7 dentists making headlines

From two married Louisiana practice owners rebuilding their office after hurricane damage to the Alaska dentist who removed a patient's tooth while on a hoverboard being sentenced to prison, here are the dentists making headlines this week.

  1. Minnesota dentist Daniel Allman, DDS, died after falling from a cliff over Labor Day weekend.

  2. Daniel Weaver, DDS, and Stephanie Weaver, DDS, a married couple who own a dental practice in Lake Charles, La., have been "overwhelmed" by community support as they recover their practice from Hurricane Laura-induced damage.

  3. Seth Lookhart, DMD, an Alaska dentist who extracted a patient's tooth while on a hoverboard, received a 12-year prison sentence for dozens of charges.

  4. Jane Quintana, DMD, the owner of a North Carolina dental practice with about 13,000 existing patients, filed her practice for Chapter 7 liquidation amid the pandemic.

  5. Louis Surace, DDS, a former Lockport, N.Y. pediatric dentist, will face a prison sentence of up to five years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a girl.

  6. Texas dentist Chad Evans, DDS, and Chicago dentist Suhail Mohiuddin, DDS, warned against a viral TikTok trend in which users shave down their uneven teeth with nail files.

  7. John Begg, DDS, an 85 year-old Rhode Island dentist, was arrested on a charge of second-degree sexual assault.

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