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A Brooklyn-based dentist’s license was rightfully revoked by the state Board of Regents after the dentist pleaded guilty to defrauding insurance companies even though his crime didn’t harm patients—in fact, he provided patients with quality care for 25 years, an appeals court has ruled.

In affirming the board’s decision to revoke the license of longtime dentist Dmitry Epelboym, the Appellate Division, Third Department wrote in its decision that “the absence of patient harm does not preclude a penalty of license revocation.”

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at jgrant@alm.com. On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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