6 dentists making headlines

Several dentists spoke with Becker's last week about the latest trends in dentistry. Here are six dentists who have made headlines since Oct. 4:

1. Barry Jacobson, DMD, along with his company, HQRC Management Services, and 13 affiliated dental practices, agreed to pay $753,457 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by allegedly performing and billing for medically unnecessary therapeutic pulpotomies on pediatric patients.

2. Theresa Wang, DDS, spoke with Becker's about technology that is improving efficiency and quality of care at dental practices. 

3. Barry Lyon, DDS, dental director for Dental Care Alliance, spoke with Becker's about how the Great Resignation is harming dentistry.

4. Michael Davis, DDS, spoke with Becker's about how he expects rising interest rates to affect the dental industry.

5. Charles Rim, DDS, shared with Becker's the area of healthcare he thinks dentistry needs to rely less on.

6. John Pawlus, DDS, is the first dentist in Indiana to use the Yomi Robotic Dental System to perform dental implant surgery.

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