Dentist convicted of health care fraud

Grafton dentist accused of intentionally damaging patients' teeth convicted of health care fraud

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Key Facts

  • Sixty-one-year-old Scott Charmoli engaged in a years-long scheme to defraud dental insurance companies into paying for unnecessary crown procedures, according to the U.S.
  • Evidence presented at trial showed that Charmoli began to "aggressively" sell patients crown procedures in 2015.
  • After convincing his patients that they needed crowns, officials say Charmoli intentionally broke his patients' teeth with his drill and took pictures and X-rays of the damage he caused.
  • He then sent images of the damage to insurance companies to support his requests for payment for the crown procedures.

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