Former Dentist Pleads Guilty to Using Paper Clips in Root Canals

January 24, 2012 Updated Jan 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM EDT

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Former Dentist Pleads Guilty to Using Paper Clips in Root Canals

January 24, 2012 Updated Jan 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM EDT

According to a news release from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, a 53-year-old former dentist on Monday pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud charges for inserting pieces of paper clips into the mouths of patients as a post in root canals instead of using standards stainless steel posts.

According to the news release:

The former dentist billed the Medicaid program for the costs of the posts and submitted false claims using other dentists' provider numbers. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 30.

Read the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office news release HERE.