7 dentists making headlines

From a New Mexico dentist returning to work after recovering from COVID-19 to a Chicago dentist who is still struggling to procure sufficient personal protective equipment, here are the dentists making headlines this week.

  1. Jared French, DMD, reopened his Santa Fe, N.M.-based practice after closing for nearly two weeks when he contracted COVID-19.

  2. Connecticut dentist Abbas Mohammadi, DDS, was ordered to pay a $300,000 settlement after allegedly overbilling for services and allowing uncertified dental assistants to perform procedures they were not qualified to do.

  3. Tonawanda, N.Y.-based dentist Tiberiu Sfintescu, DDS, was arraigned in court on one charge of forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor.

  4. Lauren Zalay, DDS, discussed the pandemic-induced product shortages and price gouging that still make it difficult for her Chicago practice to obtain PPE.

  5. James Nickman, DDS, became the Minnesota Dental Association's new president during the organization's recent house of delegates meeting.

  6. Elizabeth Rojas, DDS, talked about how she is considering selling her dental practice based in Los Angeles' Van Nuys neighborhood because the activity in nearby homeless encampments has made her and her staff feel unsafe.

  7. Florida dentist Jenna Obeng, DMD, faced a death threat from a patient unhappy with his dental insurance coverage.

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