Dentist Pleads Guilty to Using Paper Clips in Root Canals

February 10, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


A dentist in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud involving the use of paper clips instead of stainless steel posts in root canals, states a January 24, 2012, USA Today article. The dentist pleaded guilty to several charges, including defrauding Medicaid for about $130,000, assault and battery, illegally prescribing prescription drugs, and witness intimidation.

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