TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by the State Dental Commission. The panel voted Wednesday to fine the dentist, Ammar Idlibi, $10,000, and put him on three years of probation, The Hartford Courant reported.
The Terryville dentist installed eight crowns on the teeth of a 3-year-old girl who had come in for just one crown in 2016. Martin Ungar, a commissioner, called it a “clear case of overtreatment.” But Peter Katz, another commissioner, said he found the treatment “absolutely appropriate.”
Idlibi said the child’s mother had given him authorization to treat whatever decay he found during the operation. He acknowledged that the treatment was “aggressive,” but said he didn’t want to expose the child to general anesthesia more than once.