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December 9, 2013

State dentistry board moves forward against Metzner

ANDERSON — The Indiana State Board of Dentistry voted to approve the cease-and-desist order against Sally Metzner and the Anderson Dental Clinic on Friday.

Erin Reece, public information officer for the Indiana Attorney General's office, said Metzner did not appear at the hearing, waiving her right for an appearance. Reece said Metzner will likely not contest the order and plans on closing the dental clinic.

The cease-and-desist order came after an investigation into the dental clinic. The investigation discovered that Metzner was running her clinic without the proper licensing. While she was hiring license-certified dentists to work at the clinic, she herself did not have a dental license.

According to state law, a person employing a dentist is themselves practicing dentistry. Metzner, who does not have the proper license, has been running the Anderson Dental Clinic and hiring dentists since 2006.

Attorney Daniel Whitehead, who is working for Metzner, said the clinic could be closed as early as Wednesday. He said Metzner plans on opening a new dental clinic at a later date that will comply with state regulations.

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB or call him at 640-4847.

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