KEENE — A children’s dentist known as “Dr. Wully” is being accused of overusing nitrous oxide, hurting his patients by putting them in restraining devices, and performing unnecessary dental work.
Blake Wullbrandt, who has an office in Keene and also serves patients in Peterborough, Claremont, and Brattleboro, Vt., is now facing a disciplinary hearing in November before the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners.
According to the letter to board sent to Wullbrandt, it was first alerted to the problems in March when it learned he was being investigated by the New Hampshire Department of Justice’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. A short time later, the board heard from a former employee about the restraints, nitrous oxide, and unnecessary dental work, the letter states.
The employee told the board that Wullbrandt was physically and mentally harming his patients through the use of restraints and rough treatment, and did not get clear consent before using the restraints.