AG sues dentist with Dot outlet; puts fraud case at ‘more than $1m’

An orthodontist who operates a dental practice on Dorchester Avenue has been hit with a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general that claims he has been purposely “keeping children in braces for longer than medically necessary and deceptively billing for mouth guards.”

The target of the lawsuit filed today by Maura Healey’s office alleges that Dr. Mouhab Z. Rizkallah has been defrauding MassHealth since Nov. 2013, and it is suing to get back “treble damages and civil penalties.”

Rizkallah works out of six locations in Massachusetts, including “The Braces Place” at 1792 Dot Ave., which was previously called “Orthodontics at Ashmont Station.” Healey said that her office was tipped off to the alleged fraud after a patient complained about Rizkallah.

Source: AG sues dentist with Dot outlet; puts fraud case at ‘more than $1m’ / Dorchester Reporter

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