Claim Scenario: Unethical Treatment Leads to Lawsuit and Dental Board Action

A celebrity dentist performed excessive treatment and committed ethical violations.

A 46-year-old male was evaluated by a general dentist, who conducted an examination with x-rays. The dentist determined that two dental surfaces were decayed and one tooth had a possible fracture. Excessive wear to the teeth was not indicated, and pre-treatment photographs revealed good stippling of the gums.

Five days later the patient presented to a celebrated dentist who practiced general dentistry with advanced training in cosmetic procedures. The dentist was widely ...

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