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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


New York Dental License Defense Lawyers

New York Dental License Defense Attorney

Our New York Dental License defense lawyers dedicate a substantial part of our practice to representing  dentist in disciplinary matters and misconduct proceedings before the the State Department of Education Office of Professional Discipline (OPD).

We are extremely qualified and have successfully represented dentists in every step of disciplinary and post-disciplinary process, including the OPD interview preparation and representation, negotiations, disciplinary hearings, and license restoration proceedings.

Professional  Conduct proceedings in New York are regulated by NY Education Law. The statute list approximately 40 types of professional misconduct. A dentist found to have committed any of them is subject to disciplinary sanctions by the state. The OPD investigates all suspected professional misconduct committed by licensed professionals including dentists. An investigation may be triggered by various factors, including a criminal conviction, a patient complaint, an independent investigation conducted by another agency, etc.

If an investigation indicates that misconduct took place, the OPD will inform the dentist that he or she is under a disciplinary investigation and will request a personal interview and/or certain documentation, usually patients charts. Unless the matter is resolved informally, it will eventually proceed to a hearing, an adversarial proceeding similar to criminal trial.

When you receive the OPD interview letter, you need to understand that as a licensee, you have an obligation to comply with the OPD investigation. You could be penalized for ignoring it. However, you have no duty to speak with the investigator. In fact, we advise in most case against speaking with investigators. The problem is, you may be making damaging statements which the OPD prosecutor will use against you. by making these statements, you may compound the problem, making your case more difficult to defend. Speak to our experienced OPD attorneys immediately before contacting the investigator.

We have represented scores of dentists before the OPD, always achieving great results. We are in a better position to help you save your license and your livelihood than anyone else. Do not try to handle the case on your own – you are a dentist, not a trained defense attorney. And retaining an inexperienced lawyer is no better than trying to handle the case on your own. In many of our cases involving dentists we were able to achieve spectacular results for our clients.

If the matter is not resolved before the hearing, and the hearing results in finding of misconduct, the dentist may be subject to censure and reprimand, suspension of license, revocation of license, annulment of license or registration, limitation on registration or issuance of any further license, and a hefty fine.

In addition, the licensee may be required to undergo additional training and perform public service. If found guilty, the dentist may also loose hospital privileges and an ability to participate in certain healthcare plans.

Most professional misconduct investigations begin with a telephone call, or a letter from an investigator requesting that the physician answer questions about the alleged incident. As inviting as it may sound, the professional’s worst choice is to voluntarily submit any information or answer questions prior to consulting with an attorney.


New York Dental License Defense Lawyers

The result of being found guilty of professional misconduct will probably have a debilitating effect on the accused person’s dental practice and personal life. This is why it is absolutely crucial for any New York dentist  accused of professional  misconduct to contact an experienced OPD attorney immediately.

We will review the documents and advise you on the possible outcome of the case – and on the best defense position you should take.

We will prepare you for – and accompany you – to the interview if we determine that you should be speaking with the investigator. We will deal with the investigator on our own if we determine that it is in your vest interest. However, we always strive to first resolve disciplinary matters through negotiations to achieve the most favorable outcome. And we will vigorously defend you at the hearing if your case requires that.

We are one of very few New York law firms with permanent professional license defense practice. We handle a number of the OPD cases at any given time. If you are subject to the OPD investigation, contact us today!

Earning a dental license took you years and cost you substantial amount of money. Your dental practice and your livelihood depend on your licensure. A charge of professional misconduct, if not defended properly, may result in a dental license suspension, or permanently halt your ability to practice dentistry.

When Do You Need A Dental License Attorney In New York City

Dentistry in New York is controlled by several statutes and regulations, particularly Article 133 of New York Education Law. Professional misconduct of New York dentists is defined in Part 29 of Rules of the Board of Regents and section 6509 of New York Education Law.

Every dentist found to have committed professional misconduct is subject to discipline. In New York, the following are the common examples of professional misconduct:

  • Being convicted of a crime
  • Practicing fraudulently
  • Practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice
  • Practicing with gross incompetence or negligence
  • Practicing while being intoxicated or impaired by alcohol, drugs, or mental disability
  • Habitually using drugs
  • Unlawful fee splitting
  • Allowing professional duties to be performed by unauthorized persons
  • Sexually or physically abusing patients
  • Filing false reports
  • Failing to maintain proper records
  • Ordering excessive and unnecessary tests

A disciplinary process against a New York dentist may be triggered by filing of a complaint with the Regional Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) which will then investigate the complaint.

Attorney For Dentists – Criminal Matters

If a dentist is convicted of a crime or enters into certain plea agreements with the District Attorney?s Office, the state Department of Probation will notify the Department of Education of the case disposition and an investigation will be automatically initiated.

What Happens When the OPD Investigates New York Dentists

During the course of investigation, the dentist will be contacted by an OPD investigator. Although the Dental Licensee has a duty to cooperate with investigation, at this point it is absolutely crucial to consult with an attorney experienced with OPD actions before discussing the case with investigators. Any information obtained by the agency in the course of the investigation will become part of the investigative report, which is often extremely damaging to the licensee’s case and could cost you your dental license.

When contacted by an investigator concerning a misconduct matter, call our experienced New York dental license defense attorneys immediately. We will discuss the case with you and take over the handling of the matter. The same applies when you are under investigation by a law enforcement agency for any criminal activity.

Criminal conviction is in itself professional misconduct. Any information you provide will be used against you and make your defense more difficult. When approached by law enforcement investigators, insist on discussing the matter with an attorney before providing any information at all.

When a New York dentist is found guilty of committing professional misconduct, he or she will be subject to a disciplinary action that may include a reprimand, suspension, revocation, and maximum fines of up to $10,000 per charge. Medicaid, Medicare, and third-party parties such as hospitals and insurance companies may also bar participation or membership of dentists found guilty of professional misconduct or crime.

Of course, each case is different and we cannot guarantee you similar results. However, we do guarantee that in our office you will find tireless and aggressive advocates who will pursue your case until the optimal outcome is reached….with the goal of keeping your dentists license.

If you are a New York dentist under investigation for unprofessional conduct or criminal activity, call our office immediately to set up a confidential consultation with a NY Dental License Defense Attorney.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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