2 Texas men arrested for dental fraud scheme totaling $7 million

HOUSTON — Two Houston men both employed in dentistry were arrested for their roles in a healthcare fraud scheme totaling almost $7 million in false charges, officials said.

Ifeanyi Ndubisi Ozoh and Rene Fernandez Gaviola of Houston both worked at Floss Family Dental Care as a manager and operator, respectively, when they filed false claims to Medicaid for various dental services that were never performed.

Federal authorities said the scheme lasted from 2019 to 2021 and billed Medicaid for nearly $6.9 million with Medicaid paying out $4.9 million.

Source: 2 Texas men arrested for dental fraud scheme totaling $7 million / KXXV

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