Brooklyn Man Convicted of Practicing Dentistry After License Was Revoked 17 Years Ago

Alexander Hollender, 70, was found guilty Wednesday for practicing dentistry.

A Brooklyn dentist who lost his license to practice 17 years ago was convicted for continuing to pull teeth, prosecutors said.

Alexander Hollender, 70, was found guilty Wednesday for practicing dentistry at the Seventh Ave. Dental Office even after his license was revoked in 2000 for stealing over $140,000 from Medicaid.

“My office has zero tolerance for those who purport to be medical professionals but lack the proper licenses to provide patient care,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Prosecutors said, the investigation began in 2013 when their Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) conducted an internal review of individuals who still owed the state restitution.

Investigators found that Hollander was working at the Sunset Park business and had advertised an open dentist position at that location.

“We will continue to prosecute phony professionals who undermine the integrity of our health care system and put patients at risk,” said Schneiderman.

Hollander faces up to four years in prison when he’s sentenced on Aug. 15.

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