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May, 2008 -- How bad can a dentist be?
Patients at a Howard Beach dental clinic may have the answer. According to an exclusive report in the Daily News, the Secret Service (no less) is investigating a disgraced dentist and his business associates for possible fraud and medical malpractice after their Select Dental clinic closed abruptly in November.
Select Dental reportedly targeted clients without insurance so it could finance their dental work with medical credit cards. Patients were then charged exorbitant fees for poor and incomplete dental work.
“They were supposed to fix my teeth, but I can’t have hard food anymore,” said one patient quoted by the News who was charged $19,000 in exchange for poor dental work. The Secret Service got involved because among its many presidential duties, it also investigates financial crimes that cross state borders.
The dentist they are seeking, Gary Anusavice, had his license suspended in Rhode Island in 2005, after his practice was defined as “an immediate danger to the public health, welfare and safety” of his patients by the Rhode Island Board of Health. His record extends back to the 1990s in Massachusetts, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the clinic’s victims are left out in the cold. Hopefully you will never be in this dreaded situation. But if you suspect improprieties by a dentist – that can include dental malpractice – you can obtain a free evaluation of your complaint by filling out the form below and sending it to Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – the largest personal injury law firm in New York.
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