Short Hills man stole dead dentist's identity to treat patients, authorities say

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An Essex County man has been charged for allegedly assuming the identity of a dead dentist and operating under his license in order to treat patients, authorities said today. Best implant dentist london

Roben Brookhim of Short Hills was arrested Tuesday at Associated Dental in New Providence, where he was allegedly practicing under the assumed name of Dr. John Kirkland Jr., a dentist who died of natural causes last year, the state Attorney General’s Office said.

Brookhim also allegedly used Kirkland’s name at Associated Dental offices in West Orange and Springfield, and a Family Dental Center office in West New York, the office said in a news release. low cost dental implants london

In 1999, state authorities suspended Brookhim’s own dentistry license following a complaint alleging multiple counts of insurance claims fraud and patient record violations, the office said. Best cosmetic dentist london

The board permanently revoked his license in 2004 after allegations that, after his license was suspended, he performed dental treatment and submitted billings to insurance companies under the name of another dentist, the office said. low cost cosmetic dentistry london

Although Kirkland had died, authorities said, his license to practice dentistry in New Jersey was still active as of Brookhim’s arrest, with an expiration date of 2013. His license was last renewed Oct. 14, 2011, a day before his death, the office said. dental implants price london

Brookhim was charged with unlicensed practice of dentistry, identity theft and healthcare claims fraud. He is being held at Union County Jail on $75,000 bail, the office said. An attorney for Brookhim could not immediately be reached for comment….read more

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