10+ dentists making headlines

A Pennsylvania oral surgeon won a $3.2 million jury verdict and a Texas orthodontist plans to open his fourth office. 

Here are more than 10 dentists who have made headlines since Sept. 18:

  • Jason Auerbach, DDS, co-CEO of Max Surgical Specialty Management, spoke with Becker's about the company's goals and why investment in the oral surgery field is picking up.
  • Five dentists spoke with Becker's about what they wish they knew before entering the field.
  • Raul Escalante, DDS, spoke with Becker's about why he was not prepared to run a practice when he started his career more than three decades ago. 
  • Two dentists spoke with Becker's to discuss their opposition or support for a federal medical loss ratio for dental insurers. 
  • David Kurzinsky, DDS, is retiring after 42 years of service in the industry.
  • A group of Chicago dentists sued the city of Chicago over the School-Based Oral Health Program.
  • Kyle Sparkman, DDS, is planning to open the fourth Sparkman Orthodontics location.
  • John Alonge, DDS, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Erie, Pa., received a $3.2 million jury verdict after slipping and falling in an operating room at Saint Vincent Hospital.
  • Peter Habashy, DDS, is suing two patients after they posted negative reviews of his practice online.

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