6 dentists making headlines

From a former American Dental Association vice president's passing to a Ohio dentist being indicted in the largest healthcare opioid and fraud case in the Department of Justice's history, here are the dentists making headlines this week.

  1. Adam Schulhof, DMD, CEO of teledentistry company Grin, said the company is seeking to "disrupt the disruptors" by fighting the challenge posed to conventional dentistry by other teledentistry startups that focus more on direct-to-consumer offerings.

  2. Former American Dental Association vice president Robert Ferris, DDS, died Oct. 1 at age 83.

  3. Massachusetts endodontist William Arden, DDS, shared lessons he's learned in his career so far, including his thoughts on how the field could improve.

  4. North Carolina dentist Eric Morrison, DDS, has been placed on a five-year probation by the state board after failing to keep proper patient records.

  5. Ohio dentist William Dalton Thomas, DDS, and his former dental assistant Amanda Mathews were among those indicted in the largest healthcare opioid and fraud case in the Department of Justice's history, which included more than 100 medical professionals charged in relation to schemes that defrauded federal healthcare programs and private insurers of more than $6 billion.

  6. London-based dentist Dr. Reena Wadia warned TikTok users posting videos of themselves flossing their teeth with hair of the damage they may be doing to their gums.

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