C.P. orthodontist to lose his Texas dental license after criminal conviction

2013-04-10T19:45:00Z C.P. orthodontist to lose his Texas dental license after criminal convictionTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 10, 2013 7:45 pm  • 

A Crown Point orthodontist will lose his Texas-based dental license as a result of his federal health care fraud conviction, officials said Wednesday.

Dr. Michael Goodwin's license will be revoked April 29 when he reports to federal prison, said Julie Hildebrand, general counsel for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Goodwin, who practiced in Amarillo, Texas, and Crown Point, was sentenced earlier this week to more than four years in prison and was ordered to pay more than $1.8 million in restitution, federal court records show. He pleaded guilty to health care fraud in December.

Goodwin was accused of defrauding the Texas Medicaid program between 2008 and 2011 by billing at least $2.6 million for services he claimed he provided when he knew some were unnecessary or had been provided by a dental assistant with no dentist or orthodontist supervising.

Hildebrand said Goodwin could reapply for a dental license after his release from prison.

Bryan Corbin, spokesman for the Indiana attorney general's office, could not confirm late Wednesday whether any action was being taken against Goodwin relating to his Indiana dental license. Corbin said a felony conviction generally results in some sort of licensing action.

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