22 dentists making headlines

A Michigan dentist who used a robot to place his own dental implant and 21 other dentists who made headlines last week:

  • Four dentists shared with Becker's their top priorities for the second half of 2022.
  • Rajdeep Randhawa, DDS, spoke with Becker's about trends he's following in the industry, the challenges facing his New Jersey dental practice and what he sees for the future of dentistry. 
  • Bruce Smoler, DDS, completed his own implant procedure using the Yomi Robotic Dental System. 
  • David Webb, DDS, is facing charges and a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assualting multiple patients.
  • Dalal Alhajji, DMD, spoke with Becker's about the importance of having a dentist be a member of the cancer treatment team and the benefits of integrating dental into that process.
  • Scott Parkinson, DMD, was charged with sexual extortion after allegedly exposing himself and groping a woman at his practice.
  • Four dentists shared with Becker's what they say makes a good leader.
  • The Washington State Health Department suspended the dental license and general anesthesia permit of Walter Foto, DMD, for allegedly failing to document biological spore testing and missing emergency drugs.  
  • Tiberiu Sfintescu, DDS, was sentenced to 45 days in jail for attempting to forcibly touch a patient.
  • Santa Maria McKibbins, DDS, pleaded guilty to tax fraud for filing a false tax return for her dental practice. 
  • Four dentists shared with Becker's about what they expect for the future of dentistry. 
  •  Joshua Gish, DDS, senior vice president of clinical affairs and head of oral surgery for New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365, spoke with Becker's about the DSO's growth this year ahead of its 100th office opening. 
  • Everod Coleman, DMD, was appointed chief dental officer at Spectrum Community Health Center in Philadelphia.

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