28
Oct

Florida Dentist Charged With Medicaid Fraud Is Suspended

In an article from the Tampa area in Pasco County, Florida, there was a report regarding a dentist accused of more than $140,000 in Medicaid billing fraud. Her license has been suspended. The 21-page arrest affidavit was filled with  horror stories about botched dental care.  Some of the allegations are sedating children for nonexistent cavities, having unlicensed […]

20
Nov

Ocala Dentist Reinstated But May Not Return to Practice

A 33 year-old suspended Ocala dentist is now able to practice again under an agreement approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry on Friday. The dentist,  in trouble over how he treated children, said he was not going to practice anymore and claimed he wanted to move on to another career. The 11-member Florida Board of Dentistry, adopted with  […]

29
Apr

Florida Statutes for Licensed Dentists Regarding Disciplinary Action

The following are just a small sampling (this is only one of three pages) of the statutes regarding grounds for disciplinary actions found on Florida’s Department of Health’s website under Dentistry. 466.028 Grounds for disciplinary action; action by the board.— (1) The following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action, as specified in s. 456.072 […]

6
Jun

Florida Dentist Turns in License

A Winter Park, Florida, dentist, Dr. Wesley Meyers, who was facing discipline from the Florida Board of Dentistry turned in his license, in May, according to the Florida Department of Health, in an article from the Orlando Sentinel. Four years ago, Meyers dropped a tool down the throat of a patient who later died. Meyers, 69, sold […]

29
Apr

Licensed Dentists in Florida Must Perform Whitening

In the State of Florida, the law makes it a felony (unlicensed practice of dentistry) for a non-dentist to provide, or offer to provide, tooth-whitening services. The law allows tooth whitening supplies to be sold directly to consumers and it allows consumers to apply whitening products to their own teeth. But actually performing or offering to […]