7 dentists making headlines

From facility expansions to new leadership appointments, here are 7 dentists making the news:

  • Raymond Cohlmia, DDS, was recently appointed as the American Dental Association's executive director and will begin his new position this October.
  • A motion to modify the bond set for Topeka, Kan.-based dentist Brian Newell, DDS, was recently denied and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 2. Dr. Newell was arrested April 19 and charged with harassment and weapons violations.
  • Memphis-based University of Tennessee Health Science Center began its $45 million renovation and expansion of its dental school. The work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2023 and will include a special needs clinic.
  • Reed Tuckson, MD, has joined Henry Schein's board of directors.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.-based Paul Hinder, DDS, recently joined North American Dental Group as its seventh affiliated practice.
  • Dr. Gunjan Dhir and Dr. Gaurav Puri paid $3.1 million to resolve allegations that they defrauded the Texas Medicaid program and violated the False Claims Act by submitting or causing the submission of false claims for payment for fillings that were not performed and using false Medicaid provider numbers that misrepresented dentists who performed procedures.

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