Dentists’ group sues R.I. over ‘raids’


A dentists’ group is suing the state Health Department over what it calls illegal raids at dentists’ offices. The Rhode Island Dental Association filed a lawsuit Monday in Providence Superior Court against the Health Department’s Board of Examiners in Dentistry. The association represents more than 550 dentists. The association says Health Department officials have conducted illegal searches of dentists’ offices, illegally issued subpoenas, improperly seized patient records, and retaliated against dentists who tried to speak out against them. Health Department officials say they do not comment on pending litigation.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of