Connecticut Probes Dentist for Excessive Dentistry on Child

September 05, 2018 - 5:00 pm

 TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators.  

The Hartford Courant reports that the State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to sanction Ammar Idlibi with a $10,000 fine and three years of probation, among other measures.  

 The Terryville dentist installed eight crowns on the teeth of a 3-year-old girl who had come in for just one crown in 2016.  

 Martin Ungar, a commissioner, called it a ``clear case of overtreatment.'' Peter Katz, another commissioner, said he found the treatment ``absolutely appropriate.''  

 Idlibi says the child's mother had given him authorization to treat whatever decay he found during the operation.  

 He acknowledged the treatment was ``aggressive,'' but said he didn't want to expose the child to general anesthesia more than once. 

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