Dentist sued for performing way too much work on patient in one visit

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A Minnesota woman is suing her dentist after he allegedly did too much work during one appointment and lied about how much anesthesia he used.

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Kathleen Wilson accused Dr. Kevin Molldrem of his treatment of her rare case of tooth decay in July 2020.

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She alleged in a civil suit filed last week in the fourth judicial district court in Hennepin Count, Minn., that the amount of work he did was “impossible” to be successful in one visit, the Daily Mail reported.

Wilson also claimed Molldrem used too much anesthesia and faked her medical records to avoid liability.

According to the suit, Molldrem allegedly performed four root canals and gave her eight dental crowns and 20 fillings in one appointment.

The affidavit claims the dentist’s shoddy work left Wilson in pain, embarrassed, disfigured and distressed, and Wilson required multiple appointments with other dentists to fix the defendant’s alleged hack job.

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Wilson met with Molldrem for a consultation on July 7, 2020, and returned the following week, according to the Mail.

Expert witness and Florida dentist and professor Dr. Avrum Goldtein said that Molldrem’s diagnosis of Wilson’s mouth — which showed that “virtually every tooth” had decay – was correct, but his treatment was poor.


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“Katie required a slow, thoughtful, careful and measured response to her disease,” Goldstein wrote of the nearly six-hour appointment.

“Trying to fill every hole in every tooth in her mouth in one visit is not only the antithesis of what was indicated, it is not humanely possible to achieve in an effective or constructive manner.”

Goldstein also agreed that Molldrem falsified the amount of anesthesia given to Wilson.

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The maximum recommended dosage for a long appointment is 490mg but Molldrem reportedly gave Wilson 960mg, according to the publication.

It took several months but Wilson eventually got the proper treatment “for repair and replacement of many of her restorations in an attempt to stabilize her mouth” from the University of Minnesota Dental School in 2022.

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“All of the work that was done and all of the expense associated with it will have been for nothing,” Goldstein said of Molldrem’s job on Wilson.

“This not only impacts the economics of her dental needs, it impacts the emotional trauma associated with extensive dental treatment.”

Molldrem was served with a summons on Dec. 20.

Wilson is suing for at least $50,000 in damages.

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