Dr. Shelburne, an honor graduate from VCU’s dental school, opened a private general practice in Pennington Gap, Va., in 1981. In 2008, he surrendered his dental license to practice dentistry after being convicted of healthcare fraud and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Now a subject matter expert for the ADA and a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant, Dr. Shelburne candidly shares his mistakes, his experiences, what he learned as a result so others can maximize legitimate reimburse, reduce risk, avoiding the same life-altering experience.
Dental technology and the material sciences are advancing at a rate never before experienced by the dental industry. It is difficult, if not impossible, for the average practitioner to understand and appreciate all the new “stuff” that has been developed and introduced to dentistry over the past 10 years. Things that not too long ago seemed like science fiction have now become reality.